Monday, November 17, 2014


I don't know what to paint. I'm not even sure if I want to paint. All the upheaval of moving seems to have blasted all my creative systems. I can hardly sit down to tackle anything.

So, I'm making a plan. I am going to make some copies of Schiele drawings to learn about hands. I am going to tear up a bunch of 8x8 watercolor papers and just play on them until something happens that I like. I am going to force myself to experiment and not worry about ANY outcome. I am searching for workshops of artists that I admire to maybe go to one of their workshops next year.

I may be lost but I am not hopeless.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Memory

This post is for Cloyd R. Cravens whose ship went down in the Bay of Pigs, December 1943. My father's brother who resembled him very much. The Uncle I never got to know.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Getting Artsy

I had been wanting an altered denim vest. I found a 1980's circa denim jacket (complete with fringe down the arms and on the back) at our local thrift store. I tore off the fringe and hacked away at the sleeves and sides of the jacket until a made a shape I was rather happy with and added some little ethnic embroidery bits that I have been packing around for a decade or so. Thrifted skirt and boots, a new lightweight turtleneck and jewelry I have had for years rounded out the outfit. I think I look quite artsy-fartsy!

And a rather ancient collage thrown in for good measure so that you know I'm an artist as well as a person who has fun with clothes.