October 5, 2020

Line can be defined as a continuous, consecutive series of adjacent dots.

A line;

- has a beginning and an end, a measurable length in two dimensional design

- can have a variety of characteristics (descriptions)

- can have multiple functions;

- define shapes (a space enclo...

January 16, 2020

Are we to judge? There are people who think it is not right to say a given piece of art is good or bad, it just is. Over the years I have made distinctions between art as good or bad, again and again. As a teacher that was my job in part, and I set very clear ground ru...

December 22, 2019

While scrolling through Instagram this morning I came across a post that I found absolutely stunning, that caught me up short, that left me thinking I wished I had said it. The author is Juliene Sinclair, a very creative, energetic young lady, artist and engineer, yes...

October 19, 2018

Recently, while I was discussing this idea of vocabulary peculiar to art, I realized it would be necessary to differentiate between the vocabulary we all had to learn in our elementary education that helped us build our communication skills and the kind of vocabulary t...

July 24, 2018

I am writing today because my daughter, who is a Blogger, told me how much she learned when she took up a challenge to write a blog a day for thirty days. I understood immediately because as a young artist I was challenged to draw everyday for the rest of my life, but...

July 15, 2018

I don't know how to say this except that I'm really down, depressed. I know where it is rooted and I know what to do about it. For me staying up (not high) and productive is all about self care. I have to get enough sleep, I can't over work and wear myself out, I have...

July 15, 2018

Today I am hanging some of the 100+ pieces that I recently brought home from Bisbee, AZ after striking my exhibition at the PSA Gallery there. I hang them rather than try to store the since I really don't have appropriate storage space. What is appropriate storage spac...

July 1, 2018

First Thing 

I need to apologize for the absence of this blog for over a month. I was having a little difficulty sorting out management issues with the app I’m using, and at this point I think I have sorted things out, but then I became very ill with Ramsay Hunt Syndrom...

May 18, 2018

Getting “rusty” is a common problem even for old dogs like me. There is an easy solution and I have adopted a motto I found on an application I use often and that is “Do something everyday even if it sucks”. You don’t have to save it, but hold on to it long enough to d...

May 14, 2018

 On April 28th I graduated from the Art Awakenings program in Tucson, Arizona. From there I applied to join the graduate program at PSA called The Warehouse and simultaneously submitted a proposal for a one man Show at the Bisbee Gallery. I learned on graduation day th...

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