Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

The Art of Practice – Tip #9

Oh, this is a good tip — one I definitely need! Stop Sooner Move on, or set it aside as soon as  you notice your nerves have run amok. Relax. Recognize your compulsive, anxious marks and silence them. Stop, drop,

The Art of Practice – Tip #9

Oh, this is a good tip — one I definitely need! Stop Sooner Move on, or set it aside as soon as  you notice your nerves have run amok. Relax. Recognize your compulsive, anxious marks and silence them. Stop, drop,

The Finer Things in Art

In my on-going quest to paint more realistic trees — meaning trees that actually look like trees — one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is drawing fine lines. You know, those lines that become limbs that become branches that

The Finer Things in Art

In my on-going quest to paint more realistic trees — meaning trees that actually look like trees — one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is drawing fine lines. You know, those lines that become limbs that become branches that

Starting the Day With a Smile

I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story before…maybe or maybe not. If I have, just stop reading and skip ahead. When I was growing up — way back when — my friends and I listened to a popular

Starting the Day With a Smile

I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story before…maybe or maybe not. If I have, just stop reading and skip ahead. When I was growing up — way back when — my friends and I listened to a popular

Open Studio

On Saturday, I attended my first open studio event sponsored by our Tri-County Art League. These events are held in a spacious meeting room with all the facilities a group could want — lots of tables and chairs, lots of room,

Open Studio

On Saturday, I attended my first open studio event sponsored by our Tri-County Art League. These events are held in a spacious meeting room with all the facilities a group could want — lots of tables and chairs, lots of room,

The Art of Practice – Tip #8

Today’s tip is one of the best, I think. ACCEPT RESISTANCE It is not going away, ever. Don’t fight against it. Starve it, and watch it wither away. Most creative journeys are clumsy at the beginning, so anything worth doing

The Art of Practice – Tip #8

Today’s tip is one of the best, I think. ACCEPT RESISTANCE It is not going away, ever. Don’t fight against it. Starve it, and watch it wither away. Most creative journeys are clumsy at the beginning, so anything worth doing

The Eye — and Mind — of the Beholder

We’ve all heard the adage that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. True, indeed, but may I add that our beholder’s mind may also play a part here? Maybe it’s not always what we see, but what we

The Eye — and Mind — of the Beholder

We’ve all heard the adage that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. True, indeed, but may I add that our beholder’s mind may also play a part here? Maybe it’s not always what we see, but what we