Whoops! …forgot to empty the basket!

Can you imagine some of the strangest jobs in history? The executioner job seems really creepy, but what about the guys who had to clean up after the executioner? Guillotine maintenance specialist??? I imagine the description being something along the lines of... keep the pullies well oiled, keep the wood clean and waxed, keep the … Continue reading Whoops! …forgot to empty the basket!

… Just putting on my face.

The grumpy old thespian slowly transformed into a zombie-like actor as I added more layers of Conte and graphite... The zombie feel came to me as I drew the eyes almost completely rolled up in their sockets and then the white cake makeup transformed it into something even more frightening than a zombie thespian. Well, … Continue reading … Just putting on my face.

The Lateness of Daylight Facing South

Being at the right place at the right time: How much of life's successes occur because of this? This was taken on a warm Spring day, near sunset and yet, it feels distinctly wintery. There's a chill across the image that wasn't present where I took it. The Winter wasn't yet done with us yet, … Continue reading The Lateness of Daylight Facing South

Acknowledging the principle of “nkali” and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

TedTalk Review: The Danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I came across this TedTalk about four years ago while doing research on identity and purpose for this blog. It then came up again as recommendations from the Ted curation managers for topics ranging from powerful marketing practices to ethical branding messages, and … Continue reading Acknowledging the principle of “nkali” and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Pinterest, in its awesomeness, sent me a series of paintings by the amazing Dan McCaw (https://www.mccawcontemporary.com). I believe his work is new to me and as you can imagine, I fell right into all of it! It's flowy, richly layered, fantastically expressive, and packed with stories... at least it kicked my mind into storytelling mode … Continue reading The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 1 – Drawings

Part 1 - Some Drawings I’ve been doodling and drawing since I was about 3 years old and I really wish I had kept some of the first drawing I made, if only to see if they are what I remember them to be. You see, I image that I did some amazing stuff when … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 1 – Drawings

Odds & Ends – I Surrender…

... to my multitude of interests! Start with taking a look at my ever growing  Pinterest account which has 70 distinct boards with over 12,000 Pins, and I'm sure I could easily sub-categorize them even further into strong interests. I really believe that if I could split myself in 70 I could possibly find time to … Continue reading Odds & Ends – I Surrender…

Mausoleum

Sitting with my Stephen King collections in my hands. A feeling of terror, like the fighter in “Nona” is paralleled in me. A ghost walked by: Round, white face, sallow eyes, good teeth, and a hunched back On it’s heels he came; the middle-aged man: eyes ravaged with life experiences, but hauntingly expressionless. His clothes, … Continue reading Mausoleum

Non! J’ai Dit Non!

Title:  Non! J’ai Dit Non!  Series: People of the land  The title means “No Way, No How!”  It's all about the attitude of the figure... The body language says it all... Anger, insult, or refusal of some unwelcome affront, or is it simply an outright denial about the coming winter? Acrylic On Canvas 11 x … Continue reading Non! J’ai Dit Non!

Odds & Ends – Do I need to redefine myself in order to get a J.O.B?

This has been a great challenge for me. Partially because I hadn’t decided exactly what I wanted to do, I wasn't sure how I could ask for it, or didn’t know where to find it, and/or I was focused only on what I didn’t want to do. Carl Jung said “What you resist persists.” You can … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Do I need to redefine myself in order to get a J.O.B?