August 1st, 2016
Recently, our family lost the oldest living relative. He was 99 years old and spent his life helping those around him cope with everyday life. This painting, A Life Remembered, is a tribute to him. After his passing I dreamed of this painting and I couldn't rest until is was finished. The green and blue background is where I fell safe. This abstract is founded in a cross section of a calla lily.
The brilliant white petal was his shinning personality. The soft pale yellow inside the flower was his soul. And lastly, the orange, red and blue thin flame, the stamen, was his intense life form. Where the stamen of a flower gives nectar, this life form gave comfort to those he touched.
He will be dearly missed.
July 31st, 2016
Shapes, color, inspiration, I paint what I find intriguing. My friend by surprise had found poppies growing in her garden. They were tall, their fuzzy stems held high the indescribable color of pink or red highbred colored flowers. Once the flowers have dropped to the ground, the stems held high their true heads.
In the most soft bluish teal the poppy seed head is shaped quite like a pumpkin. Underneath they were light colored collars. On their gourd shaped heads they wear a crown tipped in yellow. The center of the crowns are brown flecked with black tiny seeds. The true reservoir of seeds are in the head.
I was inspired by the colors and shape of the 7 poppy seed pods in the garden. This fall I plan to take a few of those seed pods and sprinkle the many seeds in my own garden. I look forward to more inspiration from flowers yet blooming.
June 1st, 2015
I'm so excited to be able to offer new artsy tote bags. Myself, I love carrying pretty, unusual designed bags and to have them with my own art is just fantastic. Whether the bag includes designs of abstract art or dramatic photography, wearing bold designs is like wearing your personality foremost and center.
The print quality is great and you will find the design is printed on both sides of these bags. Double stitching on the sides and machine washable makes them sturdy and easy to keep clean. These new artsy tote bags are designed to be worn over the shoulder and there is a black one inch strap for easy use.
I hope you share my excitement and find a bag to make you feel happy to use.
October 5th, 2011
I am a lover of analog cameras. But in the past several years I had fallen on the ease digital cameras. Although I currently use a Canon 40D I've kept all of them. I can't bare to give or sell any of the cameras I've owned my entire life. They all still work and occasionally I'll take out one, sometimes buying film, and relearn the mechanisms all over again.
Currently I've been playing with a Holga 120N. How can one resist the ease and $30 price tag of a camera. I love how it "clicks" when the shutter is working, It's very light weight and portable. Mine has no common light leaks so I'm not worried if it sitting out in the daylight. It's just a good all around fun plastic toy. One aspect I now have is waiting for the film to be developed. I found a guy two towns over who still has a stand alone photo store. He does is own development on medium format film and is quite good at it. I think he's having as much fun as I am. My intuition is telling me he may not be in the business forever, with everyone printing out their own pictures from home printers and all. But It makes me feel good to be able to go into a brick and mortar, non-chain store to help support my local economy.
Anyway, I go into town today. I'm going to pick up another roll and see how the last batch came out. I'm very excited to see how those double exposures came out.
September 22nd, 2011
As I set up this new website I look back at all the images I have taken. For the most part I am happy with them and thought I should share. The flowers especially because there isn't a person alive on this planet who doesn't admire their beauty. We may not eat the same foods or speak the same languages but we do have that nurturing aspect that we learn to appreciate those things which grow in nature.
I hope you come along with me as I keep adding snippets of my life for display for you. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org