Golden Section, Phi

Golden Section, Phi

Golden Section rectangle has the property that if you remove a square from it, the remaining space is another Golden Section rectangle. This is the design format I took as a departure for the series “Phi, Φ”, a series of 36 watercolor collages (more…)

Tour of 14th Annual Autumn Open Studio

Tour of 14th Annual Autumn Open Studio

Just before art tourists came, I took these photos for a tour of 14th Annual Autumn Open Studio for folks who could not come. I hope you enjoy! It was a beautiful, windy day, as shown in the video of the Blaze (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update

We appreciate our ancestors and welcome this time to honor them. Whether you celebrate The Night of the Ancestors (Samhuin), Dias de la Muertos, Halloween, All Hallows Eve or all of them, Happy Mid-Autumn Celebrations! (more…)

Radical Attention to Detail

Radical Attention to Detail

As I was spending multiple minutes on trying to find an ancient peach colored Tradewinds bead that would accommodate two strands of linen thread, to bury the end thread, it occurred to me that I have always had radical attention to detail when it comes to bead work. (more…)

Little Palette Book

Little Palette Book

Little Palette Book

Wondering how I would use my latest little pocket sketchbooks, since this one with the cool print of a Japanese book had heavy Fabriano paper, I decided I would put an end to dragging out various color charts and have my current palette all in one place. (more…)

The Carousel of Happiness

The Carousel of Happiness

Our youngest grandson said he wanted to go to Happiness, we agreed. So off we all went a few weeks ago to The Carousel of Happiness. It was the happiest highlight of our summer, it more than lived up to its name. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update 2022

Happy Lughnasa, in the Celtic tradition it’s the time of the first harvest beginning on sundown July 31. We have been eating high off the hog, like my grandpa used to say. (more…)

Mozart and Music

Mozart and Music

When I write, the best music to keep me focused is Mozart’s piano sonatas. The simplicity and unembellished sound of piano surrounds me without distracting me from the task at hand. That is, until it comes to Mozart’s Sonata No.6 in D Major, K.284, (more…)

Time Journeys

Time Journeys

Time Journeys

Stanley D. Brunn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington,is writing his seventh mega  book with Springer publishing company, TIME JOURNEYS. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update 2022

Now the first quarter of the seasonal year is tidied up, it’s Mid-Spring, Beltaine, a favorite time for many folks. The next season is open for possibilities (more…)

Why I Open the Studio

Why I Open the Studio

Taking the time after a big event like Spring Into Art Open Studio to rerun the highlights through my mind makes me realize why I open the studio to the public. It can be summed in several ways; connections, conversations, conveniences, win-win for all. (more…)

Off the Cuff, Casually and Spontaneously

Off the Cuff, Casually and Spontaneously

New Wrist Cuffs

Off the Cuff, is the phrase occurred to me for a title for this post about three new wrist cuffs. When I looked up the meaning, “casually and spontaneously” (more…)

Blessings

Blessings

I want to backtrack to the winter when I created “Blessings”, a series of six watercolors. They are on the Grace art page, but I was busy at the time and didn’t write about the amazing thing I saw on my studio window that sparked the work. (more…)

“Angel Play”

“Angel Play”

“Angel Play”, series of four paintings came about in the last days of winter.  Beginning on Valentine’s Day, the return of the Red winged blackbird bachelors coming to roost overnight in the bamboo, (more…)

State of Grace Paintings

State of Grace Paintings

Here is a portfolio I created for the “State of Grace”paintings. It includes the newest series, “Blessings”, inspired by the words of John O’Donohue.

It is best viewed in full screen! (choose the 3 dots)

 

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update 2022

The returning and increasing light is daily perceptible, welcome and cheering. Now it is peaceful after a transition to the new year after snow, rain, tornados, fires. This Mid-winter, Imbolc, Candlemas season (more…)

Halcyon Days Celebration

Halcyon Days Celebration

Note on January 1, 2022: Originally I posted one image with out text a day (sometimes two) during the 2021 Halcyon Days, the 7 days before Solstice until 7 days after. Now I have placed them in order in this one post. I chose photos of oil paintings, drawings, and collage from 1986 to the present that may be a peaceful contemplation for you. (more…)

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