Monthly Archives: November 2019

We Gather Together

With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, I’ll be taking a short break from blogging. We will be spending time with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting with my older sister. The holidays will entail a little

We Gather Together

With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, I’ll be taking a short break from blogging. We will be spending time with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting with my older sister. The holidays will entail a little

Another Village to Visit

I still have villages on my mind. Not only am I still thinking about Carsen’s off-hand remark that our neighborhood is “almost like a village“, but I’m also thinking of my little Victorian village nestled away among the Christmas decorations. It

Another Village to Visit

I still have villages on my mind. Not only am I still thinking about Carsen’s off-hand remark that our neighborhood is “almost like a village“, but I’m also thinking of my little Victorian village nestled away among the Christmas decorations. It

Almost Like a Village

Last weekend our grandson, Carsen, visited with us. We had a fun time playing Sorry, watching his favorite show — Brain Games — and playing with the stuffed puppies. Carsen is eight years old, and while he has some interest

Almost Like a Village

Last weekend our grandson, Carsen, visited with us. We had a fun time playing Sorry, watching his favorite show — Brain Games — and playing with the stuffed puppies. Carsen is eight years old, and while he has some interest

Faces from the Younger Generation

I certainly had fun drawing older faces like my “Old Man in the Hat” and “Old Woman with a Shawl”. I continue to be fascinated by faces, and I appreciate all the comments and suggestions I’ve received. Right now my mind

Faces from the Younger Generation

I certainly had fun drawing older faces like my “Old Man in the Hat” and “Old Woman with a Shawl”. I continue to be fascinated by faces, and I appreciate all the comments and suggestions I’ve received. Right now my mind

Discovering Digital Art

I have played around with digital art a bit, but only a bit. A very little bit, in fact. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve toyed with photo manipulation, and I’ve really done nothing with actual art.

Discovering Digital Art

I have played around with digital art a bit, but only a bit. A very little bit, in fact. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve toyed with photo manipulation, and I’ve really done nothing with actual art.

Travels with Woof-Woof

In 1960, author John Steinbeck set off with his dog, Charley, on a 10,000 mile jaunt around America. Two years later, his account was published as Travels with Charley. Our recent trip to Tennessee covered far fewer miles, but we,

Travels with Woof-Woof

In 1960, author John Steinbeck set off with his dog, Charley, on a 10,000 mile jaunt around America. Two years later, his account was published as Travels with Charley. Our recent trip to Tennessee covered far fewer miles, but we,

Charting a Course

People have different ways of getting about, different ways of maneuvering through life, different ways to get where they’re going. I would truly be lost without GPS. Some people feel the same way about their bullet journals.  Yes, I jumped

Charting a Course

People have different ways of getting about, different ways of maneuvering through life, different ways to get where they’re going. I would truly be lost without GPS. Some people feel the same way about their bullet journals.  Yes, I jumped

Fascinated by Faces

I’ve been fascinated with faces for as long as I can remember — not as an artist, but simply as an observer. People-watching has always appealed to me, and so much knowledge, information, and emotion can be found in the

Fascinated by Faces

I’ve been fascinated with faces for as long as I can remember — not as an artist, but simply as an observer. People-watching has always appealed to me, and so much knowledge, information, and emotion can be found in the

What Does It Mean to be Progressive?

That’s a somewhat rhetorical question. I’m asking, but you don’t have to reply, because I’m not really looking for answers. Of course, I’m about to share my answer with you, but if you have a different answer — or if

What Does It Mean to be Progressive?

That’s a somewhat rhetorical question. I’m asking, but you don’t have to reply, because I’m not really looking for answers. Of course, I’m about to share my answer with you, but if you have a different answer — or if

Fauve Fun

Ever since I went hunting the wild beasts of the art world and found myself in the jungle of Fauvism, I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Fauve-inspired painting. Not as any serious attempt to create an artwork, but as

Fauve Fun

Ever since I went hunting the wild beasts of the art world and found myself in the jungle of Fauvism, I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Fauve-inspired painting. Not as any serious attempt to create an artwork, but as