Friday, April 11, 2014

Thoughts on Creativity

I just finished rather short but erudite book on creativity. It's  "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon. He also wrote "Steal Like an Artist" which I intend to read.  One particular section challenged my views on teaching and in progress posts.  I tend to be rather private and have a notion that nobody really wants to see my work in what I call its ugly phase.    Now I see that work doesn't exist in a vacuum and that the process is just as important as the result. So in the near future, I will be doing more documentation of my creative process. I hope you will enjoy reading it.  Also, I'll be heading off to Chicago soon and will be visiting one of my very favorite places on the 17th of this month. The Chicago Art Institute. I just love French impressionism and my paintings are heavily influenced from that.  Here's a painting of a wolf that I did sometime back.
 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Meet Little Jelly Bean





This is little Jelly Bean. Her eBay auction starts tonight. I hope you like her-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Promise of Spring






 
Here's my next little one. She'll be on eBay tonight. Promise comes with the nest pictured and hand-painted egg.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Apple& Cherry









Here is my latest commission that I thought you might ant to look at.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Olivia and My New Toy






Meet little Olivia. She's my latest one for eBay. I hope you like her. It's weird the things that you find in the desert. While out on one of my hikes I spotted an old sardine can from Norway. I cleaned it up and added a little padded headboard and tiny wooden spool feet. I had some beautiful vintage hand printed Hawaiian fabric by Alfred Shaheen that seemed to go nicely with the headboard.All and all, I'm pretty pleased how she turned out.

Now for the bit about my new toy. I bought a Surface RT tablet. Boy is it a time saver! I also get to play around with a program called Fresh Paint. I'll post a pic when I finish a painting. Right now, I'm having so much fun playing! It's also made it a lot quicker to do my blogging. So hopefully, I'll be able to do more than just show pics.

Update: Olivia has sold and will not be on eBay tonight :-)