Monday, August 1, 2011

New Blog - New Idea

There are a ton of ideas that float through my mind, and I'll try to share some with you, the audience, all two of you!  LOL!!

For an artist, showing up to work, in a way that allows others to see you working, is the biggest challenge.  Most artists WORK!  Most work everyday, but because making art is mostly an individual and not a collaborative effort, it's difficult for the public to realize WORK has been done.  It's often difficult for even the artist's family to realize that WORK has been done.  We need to get better at showing and telling and listening and learning.  This blog is here to help me do exactly those things.  If you could use a little encouragement, inspiration, advice and a good laugh or two, join me over the next few months while I work on my issues. 

I love Arizona, and love to paint her many personalities.  I love her in the morning when the light is just peaking over the mountains, and at high noon, when the sun blisters, sears and bleaches everything.  I love her at sunset when you want the sun to stay just a couple of seconds longer so you can see that gorgeous sky.  I love the nights when the stars hang over your head and the moon lights up the horizon.   I've been having this love affair for forty plus years, and I'm hoping that God will allow me a few more.  Enjoy your day.


  1. Love all the passion you've put into your new blog! And the background is simply gorgeous!
    Looking forward to MORE!

  2. Backdrop is perfect! Love your new blog - just hanging around waiting for more :D

  3. Ahhhh this place makes me happy! Tells me there's a fellow color and watercolor lover here who is very talented! I've got my eye on you! :D

  4. Sweet words. I thought I'd go crazy trying to get the blog to match what I'm doing on my new web site. All this works on the blog, but not the web site, so back to the drawing board there!

    Doing my web site myself is probably not business like and productive. However, my site is over a 100 pages and if you do the math on a site that size you know that most artists cannot afford the luxury. So, Expression Web 4 is getting interesting, and I have red and bleary eyes, my brain is tried and I've been requiring more sleep. Dealing with my images is the largest part of this make-over and I need some breaks here. Like some assistance with Photoshop CS2 hints. Anyone know where I can find some?