Above the crowd: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #24

Above the crowd:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Atmospheric... figures with impossible forms... extensions of the Happiness forms… Well, this is my first thought on it. With some afterthought, I find it is a drawback to a bunch of sketches done as studies for some post-emergence sculptures. … Continue reading Above the crowd: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #24

Dreamers 96-008: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #23

Dreamers 96-008:   The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I’ll let you in on a little secret about these Blues flavoured dreamers. They started as a birthday gift for a college friend, after an afternoon of him telling me more than I really cared to understand about some bass … Continue reading Dreamers 96-008: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #23

Young Boy

Young Boy Sitting in the metro in a green snowsuit and black and white, striped hat. He’s trying to get comfortable Lying this way and that Using his arm to rest upon. He looks over to his Mother sitting across the way in another seat. He looks down at his seat and pats the space … Continue reading Young Boy

Dreamers 00-007: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #22

Dreamers 00-007:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I seam to recall watching some old film with Louis Armstrong and the bloody VHS tape got stuck, overlapping the frames of the film and making Louis look like he was in close up and far away at the same … Continue reading Dreamers 00-007: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #22

Dreamers 00-006: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #21

Dreamers 00-006:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. My college years were spent surrounded by musicians. All my friends were musicians and they talked endlessly about minor F’s, Major G’s, and arpeggios. I had and still have no idea what all that really was. For me, music was … Continue reading Dreamers 00-006: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #21

You Can’t Do It All By Yourself

Law #9 - Creating your own success team Dale Carnegie is credited for teaching  the leadership concept that there is no such thing as a self made man, someone had to help him along the way, and that's the central message of chapter 10 in “If You Think You Can”... TEAMWORK! I hope to illustrate why … Continue reading You Can’t Do It All By Yourself

Dreamers 00-005: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #20

Dreamers 00-005:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. While doing the Dreamers series of paintings, I started to work on how to make bands or groups appear on the page together. I was frustrated with my impatience for drawing figures one in front of the other. At this … Continue reading Dreamers 00-005: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #20

Lovers – The Embrace: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #19

Lovers - The Embrace: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I made many such drawings of lovers... together, apart, and everything in between... My desire was to capture the essence of tenderness of a loving embrace. I saw the warmth between the two bodies in my mind and … Continue reading Lovers – The Embrace: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #19

Lovers – The Chase: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #18

Lovers - The Chase:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I made many such drawings of lovers... together, apart, and everything in between... These are purely gestural. I saw the movement in my mind and tried to put that on paper. I was using them as decorative elements … Continue reading Lovers – The Chase: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #18

Odds & Ends – The Gratitude Project

Last Year, while reading “Gravitate 2 Gratitude", by Carolyn Flower, I started one of her prescribed exercises. This exercise was meant to help us recognize, in essence to become grateful for all we have. It focuses the mind on seeing reasons to be grateful by establishing a habit of gratitude. Like most habits it takes … Continue reading Odds & Ends – The Gratitude Project