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Flash Storms of Art for the Visually Addicted
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    One year, my husband loomed around on Halloween night with his head inside of a real pumpkin.    Innocent children wept.   I’m not much for horror movies, the macabre, or even Harry Potter,   Grimms Fairy Tales petrified me when I was growing up.  I mean, the whole child abandonment theme of Hansel and […]

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    Anyone who knows me is aware I’m a big fan of birds, but especially owls.  They are so grand. Artist John Pusateri shares my love of the raptor. Filed under: art, Ball Point Pen, Drawing, Fine Art, Ink, Realism Tagged: Art, artists, bird watching, birds, Drawing, John Pusateri, Owl, owls

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    In the event that you are waking up this morning and NOT believing you have what it takes to conquer the world, think again.  Shout out to my friend Mandy Barbara who sent me this inspiring story. Just a Typewriter He lived at Rose Haven Nursing Home (Roseburg, OR) for years.   Paul Smith, the […]

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    Holiday weekends are chock full of family dynamics.  While there is usually plenty of laughter, there are always undercurrents of  unresolved issues  right below the surface.  Since by Monday everyone will be back to their daily routine, it is usually best to let those things fade into the wallpaper. Artist and skin illustrator Emma Hack […]

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    Nashville native, Everitte Barbee got an “A” in penmanship, but it wasn’t the Palmer Method.  Now living in Beirut, Lebanon, he’s not afraid to take on large-scale projects…like writing the ENTIRE Quran in his beautiful style of calligraphy.  Watch the video HERE. Artist website: www.everitte.org Filed under: art, Ink Tagged: Art, Artist, Beirut, Calligraphy, Drawings, […]

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    I’m completely besotted with the work of artist Mary Wagner.  Yes, these do remind one of spirographs…but Mary isn’t playing any games.  She spent two years making her specialized tools to create these mathematical wonders.  You can buy her work here. Artist’s web site: www.parametricdrawing.com Filed under: Abstract, art, Artist, contemporary art, Drawing, Fine Art, […]

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    I saw the work of Irene Pressner at the Los Angeles Art Show.  It is difficult to do them justice on a computer screen, so I have resisted posting it but, today, I’m feeling reckless, so here goes.  Please look closely and understand that she creates each piece on a WAXED canvas using a tattoo […]

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    I watched a fantastic Ken Burns documentary a few weeks back on the “Dust Bowl”.  Highly recommend.  These inky/sooty watercolor paintings by David Rathman put me in mind of it.  True Grit. Artist’s website: www.davidrathman.com Gallery representation: Mark Moore Gallery Filed under: art, Artist, contemporary art, Drawing, figure, film, Ink, Painting, Pencil, photorealism, Realism, Watercolor […]

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    Russian artist Ekaterina Panikoanova knows her subjects, line, chapter, and verse.  Her paintings on the leaves of tomes are worth checking out. Artist’s website: http://www.ekaterinapanikanova.com Filed under: art, Artist, Ball Point Pen, Collage, contemporary art, Drawing, figure, Fine Art, Gouache, Ink, Mixed Media, Painting, Recycled Art Tagged: Art, books, Ekaterina Panikoanova, Painting, russia, Saint Petersburg, […]

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    Passion always wins.  If you are fortunate enough to discover what your passions are and find a way to act upon them, you will have a rich life.   It’s really as simple as that.  Some are able to weave their passions into their work life but more often than not they are relegated to […]

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    I got a bee in my bonnet at 10 p.m. last night to make a jello mold.  I’m not sure what triggered it.  Google helped a lot, as I was able to find a recipe that could incorporate some of my pantry orphans (coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and nutmeg…oh yeah, rum).  This was one […]

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    I spent some time at an art supply store last…

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