The Artist Statement

I got a question recently on how I've become comfortable opening myself up in artist statements. I don't fully open myself up.

The Freedom in Art

"Your job is to watch where you're going and hopefully have the foresight and freedom to make some mid-course corrections along the way. One of the truly wonderful things about artmaking is that it gives you permission - at any given moment, in any given art piece - to access anything you need, from any... Continue Reading →

The Start of Something

Planning and playing, a new series in the works.

Establishing a Creative Practice of Your Own

Making assignments for yourself, being able to pursue your own creativity or trust your own artistic compulsions is the only way to make distinctive work that sticks with yourself and others. It's the only way to prevent yourself from becoming stagnant.

Creating Art without a Mind’s Eye

When I was 7 I wanted to grow up to be an artist. I quickly decided that wasn’t possible because I couldn’t draw. I sure could draw the rat on the cover of Ralph S. Mouse (this one), and I drew Ralph over and over, but to think of something and just draw it, that... Continue Reading →

Saving Ideas

Google image search 'idea journaling' and you get beautiful pages full of neat handwriting, perfect sketches, scrapbook paper and washi tape. I keep an idea journal. Mine is not beautiful. My journal (or should I say journals, because I constantly start new ones before old ones are full) is messy - scrawled script, scribbled pictures... Continue Reading →

Paw Prints

[A late post for the 2016 April A to Z Challenge, Day 16, P, and in response to the Daily Post Daily Prompt: Earth]


I've been trying to get back into my art mode. I suppose I've been in a bit of a creativity funk. But...I got a few things from the craft store and a couple of O scale figures from a knife shop in historic St. Augustine and I've had a bit of a painting spree. Typically... Continue Reading →

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