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Santa Fe National Forest and In the Studio

11/17/2015 13:49:00 PM

10,000 feet and we came around the bend of the road and was greeted with this golden vista that took our breath away. We just stood and stared at the sun kissed aspens for 30 minutes in absolute silence. Santa Fe - Home Not a sound except the rustl > read more

Baking Bread One Way or Another

11/07/2015 11:53:00 AM

This is one way in a Horno I was going to write about my trip to  New Mexico and baking bread at the Pueblo but this website really did a grand job so I hope you enjoy visiting and exploring their site. Pueblo Oven Bread Recipe Looking at ho > read more

Raindrops on an Autumn Day

10/28/2015 16:14:00 PM

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." Langston Hughes > read more

Scottsdale Arizona and Why Photography Matters

10/25/2015 15:47:00 PM

Scottsdale Arizona April 2014 Why Photography Matters  I really liked the list in the link above but he missed a couple of things in the list, at least for me. The first is that the  process itself makes me an active observer.  The secon > read more

Georgia O'Keefe and Abiquiu Village

10/21/2015 13:02:00 PM

Unfortunately visits to Georgia O'Keefe's home were fully booked BUT we did get to spend some time in Abiquiu Village. It wasn't hard to see why O'Keefe fell in love with New Mexico.  The  landscape around the village and play of light and shad > read more

Damien Hirst Original Limited Edition Lithograph

10/18/2015 11:16:00 AM

Don't know how the heck Damien managed that wink! wink! It even comes with a certificate of authenticity and ownership ahem! Recognize it yet? Oh! are you new here? CHECK THIS OUT BOO! > read more

Amazing Buildings called Earthships in New Mexico

10/16/2015 15:36:00 PM

We were driving on route 64 heading towards Taos when I spied several unusual buildings and then came across this sign.  I have heard about earthships but never actually seen one so coming across this was a major treat. The buildings just glist > read more

Digging the Flower Power with Skullicious Art

10/05/2015 09:03:00 AM

Hope you enjoy my images but please no downloading and using without permission. Licencing and image requests please use the contact form on the sidebar ~ thanks > read more

October is time for peek-a-boo and skullicious art

10/02/2015 08:45:00 AM

Hope you enjoy my images but please no downloading and using without permission. Licencing and image requests please use the contact form on the sidebar ~ thanks > read more

The Secret World of Awesome Dolls and Shadows

09/25/2015 14:04:00 PM

Over the years I have begun to notice just how many images I create using dolls, new and old, but mostly old or discarded.  I came across a pile of dolls in a bin at goodwill outlet and couldn't help feel somewhat sad. Obviously at one time this dol > read more

Don't Let Someone Steal Your Sunshine

09/18/2015 09:50:00 AM

The sun is shining and it's a beautiful morning and I am grateful. For you dear family, and friends (you know who you are), and people who buy me sunflowers, or make me a bang up curry ?  For those who are dealing with people stealing your sunshi > read more

The Stalking Sunflower and the Evil Stencil

09/16/2015 08:52:00 AM

and all about SUNFLOWERS Well it should say the stalked sunflowers  because if people are not stalking the field until they blossom  others discover them on road trips and are amazed. You can check for sunflower updates on the Tecumseh La > read more

"Summer's End" Sunflower and Tecumseh Land Trust

09/15/2015 15:07:00 PM

I just found this and was delighted to see that my photograph was used for the  Xenia Gazette article.  Yellow Springs Arts Council celebrates Whitehall Farms sunflowers - Xenia Gazette - > read more

Cool and Fun Ipad Drawing Wallpaper

08/24/2015 11:25:00 AM

well at least I think it is wink!wink! Makes me smile, along with a nice cuppa. It's an ipad drawing/painting I did using procreate and called "Bert and Wheezer were inseparable."  Bert is the Bird.   Licencing and use of my images is require > read more

Cute Animal Prints for Children's Rooms

08/19/2015 13:27:00 PM

If you're planning on being in Yellow Springs, Ohio next month I will again be doing an art market on  Sept 12, 2015 from 10am - 2pm outside the Yellow Springs Arts Council at 111 Corry Street. I have added some new critters to my ipad artwork co > read more

A Restful Drawing Before The Art Market

08/04/2015 13:00:00 PM

Groovy Art Market Info Jafagirls > read more

Art And The Passionate Flirtation With Life

07/27/2015 08:33:00 AM

Joseph Cornell: how the reclusive artist conquered the art world - from his mum's basement I have never been a big fan of Cornell's work but after reading this article I certainly appreciate it a lot more. What really resonated was his feelings of > read more

Ipad Art: Crow by Jafabrit

07/20/2015 08:37:00 AM

Night Crow For use or licencing use contact form on the side bar > read more

The Magic of Fireworks and Procreate on Ipad

07/06/2015 08:40:00 AM

Small Prints will be available at the Art Market in Yellow Springs, Ohio thanks for dropping by Jafabrit > read more

Fun With Daily Doodles on The Ipad

06/24/2015 08:41:00 AM

or should I have titled that "obsessed with ipad drawing" because I can't seem to put my ipad down and stop with the doodling and the apps. thanks to Will Terry sharing his video demo  using procreate app A photo posted by @jafabrit > read more

Remarkable Ways To Share Our Stories Through Art

06/14/2015 12:13:00 PM

I went to see the art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, titled Fabric of Survival,at the Columbus Museum of Art and what was particularly interesting is why and what age Esther started making these  Embroidered Story Panels. The exhibit was stunning, a > read more

Breathe New Life Into Your Art and Gain Confidence Drawing on The Ipad

06/05/2015 08:04:00 AM

For all the drawing I've done I still face  trepidation and hesitation when faced with a white sheet of paper or a blank canvas. Making a mess of it always lurking  in the back of my mind. Of course we can erase or tear it up, or paint over it and > read more

The Magic of Macro Photography

05/23/2015 15:42:00 PM

I say it's magic because it opens a whole new magnificent world around me. Getting a good shot is a real challenge especially with a bee buzzing around. I just loved the gossamer wings and the pollen dusted tootsie's ;) I used my olympus stylus 1 > read more

Pier 2 Arts Center Kaohsiung Taiwan

05/17/2015 16:04:00 PM

Evening Stroll along the Art Center  Kaohsiung November 2014 Here is a daylight peek One day is just not enough to do this art center area justice, it's stunning. Kaohsiung City-Pier 2 Arts Center Stencil bird by jafabrit > read more

Over that Rainbow

05/04/2015 07:31:00 AM

 "Someday I'll wish upon a star Wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where trouble melts like lemon drops High above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me" > read more

Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden

04/26/2015 13:21:00 PM

 There are two botanical gardens in the United States I love; the first being in St.Louis and the second is the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  Just came back from a wonderful trip to Phoenix, Arizona and loved the architecture and the plan > read more

Pickles goes Hunting

04/16/2015 08:18:00 AM

WIP oil on wood A couple of years ago my thrift shop and curry pal, Karen Russell, found a little stuffed toy at a local thrift shop and had we both seen him at the same time would've come to blows fighting for him. As it is she saw him first and > read more

The Show Must Come Down

04/10/2015 11:49:00 AM

Talitha Greene, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Amy Hable and Sandi Sharp photo courtesy of Stephanie Gooch Art We have a few more days left before the show comes down Sunday evening, so if you are in the neighbourhood pop by the arts council gallery. I > read more

Instagram Exhibits in Ohio

03/18/2015 08:24:00 AM

It's an interesting coincidence that another exhibit featuring instagram photos is happening in Ohio the same time as ours in Yellow Springs, Ohio. #MobileAppNow Instagram Exhibit At Columbus Museum Proves That Your Photos Are Works of Art Instagr > read more

The Crisp Factory and Photograph Fiasco

03/07/2015 15:25:00 PM

and the follow up Golden Wonder security firm silent after photography fiasco - Amateur Photographer I love how the security guard said "you can't go around taking photos willy nilly when you bloody well want to." LOL! As funny as the video is e > read more

Dogs on Scooters In Taiwan

03/05/2015 07:48:00 AM

One of the MANY things I loved when visiting Taiwan was watching the scooters and there was a LOT of them as you can see in the video. Apart from the riders I often saw pets traveling on them too. They were very adept at balancing on their owne > read more

#ysgram photograph exhibit

02/26/2015 09:05:00 AM

Getting ready for a group exhibit of instagram photographs in March and really excited to see what everyone comes up with. @jafabrit * Instagram photos and videos > read more

Vintage Scrapbook 1971 Fashion Pages

02/19/2015 15:29:00 PM

March-December 1971  A peek into a British Teenager's Scrapbook Pages page 11  and 12 and  Listening to Monkey Spanner in July 1971 What was in the News BBC News | UK CONFIDENTIAL | Remembering 1971... > read more

Bitty Waits

02/06/2015 08:20:00 AM

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Toyartistry and Toy Photography

01/24/2015 17:14:00 PM

A friend gave me a fisheye lens for my iphone and I am having fun experimenting.  I discovered there is a site called toyartistry on instagram, which is basically photographing toys in settings. I have been doing that for a while now, but fun to di > read more

Smell of an Art Studio

01/15/2015 07:34:00 AM

I love the smell of an art studio. There is a comforting reminder of when I was little and my mother would bring out her art supplies and work. I loved to watch her working and to see what she created. There are bad smells too and that's where havin > read more

To Be Quiet

12/26/2014 09:04:00 AM

....and that ye studie to be quiet, and doe your owne businesse, and to work with your owne hands ... > read more

Negotiating Space at the Herndon Gallery

12/05/2014 15:25:00 PM

and here is a sneak peek at just one type of public art (yarnbombing) Nancy and I have done as part of the jafagirl team.   The Herndon Gallery opens "TAG! Territorial Negotiations" > read more

Getting Back To Painting

11/03/2014 08:23:00 AM

In the meantime I hope you enjoy visiting my blog, or website and exploring my painting, photography or embroidery.   until next time cheers Jafabrit > read more

Halloween Creep

10/28/2014 09:01:00 AM

I had fun making these felt skull pins a few years ago and so easy to make. I hope they inspire you for trick or treat. As the days go by more and more decorations show up around town AND  the children get more and more excited NOTE:  thanks to > read more

street photography yellow springs ohio

10/22/2014 16:21:00 PM

Sunday noon shopping at Toms Market > read more

Heart Art for Sale

10/21/2014 13:10:00 PM

Currently available at IN A FRAME acrylic, glitter and resin on wood $80 > read more

cute cat on crochet rug

10/18/2014 23:04:00 PM

Actually it is a mini rug. It is a commissioned rug my friend Karen did for a friend's faerie house. I was asked to take a pic of it and she loved it. Reception at IN A FRAME for my embroidery butterfly series went well, although I was a wee bit n > read more

Springfield Art Museum and IN A FRAME

10/15/2014 06:56:00 AM

 Been rather busy around these parts, traveling, putting up an interactive exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art. Our jafagirl display will be up for 6 months so plenty of time to see it.  AND  Getting embroidery butterfly pieces ready for > read more

Face It Friday:graphite powder

10/03/2014 03:00:00 AM

Art Pal Sandi and I challenged each other to draw/paint a face each Friday to keep us on our creative toes ;) I decided to use my weeping angel photo as a reference and used graphite powder,  kneaded rubber eraser and  mitsu-bishi pencil. Not v > read more

Weeping Angel Gravestone

09/30/2014 11:32:00 AM

Yes, this is coming up for the month, BUT don't need October to appreciate the world of gravestones and the beautiful and at times heartrending images for lost loved ones. © 2014 corrine bayraktaroglu  all rights reserved I was invited to join > read more

Eye Embroidery:Love Lies Bleeding

09/25/2014 01:37:00 AM

linen, embroidery floss, acrylic paint, wire, vintage avon perfume Finally finished, framed and ready for exhibit in October at IN A FRAME. ***************** I was given some Amaranthus Caudatus a couple of years ago and decided to use it to dye so > read more

Skull or Skellie a Day for October

09/23/2014 09:45:00 AM

Not talking about the wonderful Skull-A-Day. No, I'm talking about posting a skull or skeleton pic everyday on Instagram for the month of October. Here is my kick off pic Mostly featuring my wooden skeleton in the closet, esqualita, or Esmerel > read more

Creepy Doll

09/22/2014 11:03:00 AM

Actually the doll itself isn't creepy but the creepy factor seems to come out in my photographs. I feel almost the same about dolls as a I do clowns, always seeing an undertone of sadness in them. Art pal, Sandi, loaned me her vintage doll and I'v > read more

Turd Dreams

09/15/2014 07:25:00 AM

She Who Dreams Not always sweet, but tainted with the stink of pain that creeps through the soul, wraps it's tendrils around the bones, stabs at the heart, and screams until you wake up AND then thankfully you can't remember a bloody thing! > read more

Sketchbook: A Flower for Blondie

09/06/2014 09:34:00 AM

10b mitsubishi Pencil, pen, and watercolour pen Not one for wanting to waste a page I just added the flower next to my ugly doll for my daily drawing challenge.  I had to play with the image of course and used a few apps on my iphone to come up wi > read more

Daily Drawing Challenge: Ugly Doll

09/04/2014 08:14:00 AM

Thought I would join a daily drawing challenge on flickr. Here is my first one Ugly Doll Graphite and faber-castell  pit artist pen I also used her for one of my daily  b&w shots on instagram.  > read more

Skeleton Model Makes the Cover

09/02/2014 14:30:00 PM

My skellie, esqualita, was happy to be on the poster for this year's Dia de los Muertos Event in Dayton. > read more

Bears at Monument Circle

08/25/2014 09:07:00 AM

Indianapolis Indiana Designed by Bruno Schmitz and part of a 40 foot high bronze candelabra in monument circle. You can read a little about this fabulous "Soldiers and Sailors" monument on this website by Max Kade. Background building is The > read more

Vintage Tablecloths

08/21/2014 09:58:00 AM

I somehow lucked out at a preview of a estate sale and found a pile of beautiful hand embroidered linen tablecloths. They were made by a German War Bride back in the 60's and I suppose if I was a dealer I would have flipped out, but as a lover of tex > read more

Hand Embroidery: Butterfly Series

08/10/2014 16:51:00 PM

WEBSITE LINK for Butterfly Series I wanted to explore translating  my photography of graffiti, and some of my paintings into stitch and chose the butterfly as a symbol of metamorphosis. The center pieces (except the Damien Hirst one) were found a > read more

Craftivism in Yellow Springs

08/07/2014 03:00:00 AM

Nancy and I don't do a lot of yarnbombing or textile installations in town nowadays, BUT once in a while we're moved to do something. Seeing so many news stories about children around the world dying in war zones, gun deaths etc we wanted to create > read more

Creative Future and Kurt Sutter

08/06/2014 07:22:00 AM

 "the for-profit-theft of creative works jeopardizes the rights of all creative individuals." CreativeFuture Kurt Sutter has a few words! I Created Sons of Anarchy. Here's Why I Hate Google's Stance on Copyright. Meanwhile I continue to see compa > read more

Camera Buddies

08/01/2014 11:35:00 AM

Once a week I go bike riding with a fellow artist, Sandi Sharpe, and we take pictures. Always fun to see how different our camera eyes are and what we choose to focus on. This week we went to Antioch College old Kiln by Corry Street in Yellow Spri > read more

Black and White Portrait

07/31/2014 18:10:00 PM

Hung out with my pal Nancy the other day and thought I would take a few photos. Here are a  couple of my favourite one's. Bitty looks so so suspicious.  > read more

Art Featured in FAHRENHEIT Magazine

07/31/2014 03:00:00 AM

woo hoo!  It's marvelous, it's fabulous,  it's on magazines, on record labels, etc  BUT Oh wait! BLECH! They don't know it's mine because  Damien BLOODY Hirst keeps getting the BLOODY credit. The English Translation of the magazine arti > read more

Hand Embroidery 3d Butterfly

07/30/2014 07:58:00 AM

"Labyrinth" hand embroidery on cotton, plastic figure, wire, dmc floss 6½" x 5" MUCH thanks to my friends sweet boys for donating "THUG" for the centerpiece of my hand embroidery graffiti butterfly. It's based on a photo I took several years > read more

Tiger Swallowtail at the Women's Park

07/29/2014 08:33:00 AM

The Women's Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio is teeming with butterflies, moths, bees etc. Papilio Glaucus If you are visiting Yellow Springs, check the park out, it is on Corry Street Bike Trail opposite the Antioch College Amphitheater. Well wo > read more

Purple Coneflowers: Wallpaper for July and August

07/27/2014 08:28:00 AM

Purple Coneflowers aka Echinacea The flowers around town this year are just GLORIOUS and seeing lots of bees. Available in prints, tote bags etc below Purple Coneflowers by jafabrit I decided to make it my  wallpaper for July and August. If you > read more

Visiting Artists Studios

07/24/2014 09:43:00 AM

One of the fun things of doing the POWA! project is visiting artists studios. Doing a photo shoot gives me more time to explore and see work that often is not shown or rarely seen. These are amazing women whose work, and energy is truly inspiring.Las > read more

Graffiti Butterflies

07/16/2014 07:47:00 AM

back to art threads and final stretch on my hand embroidery butterflies in preparation for October exhibit in IN A FRAME. Had to finish adding wire and backing to them and now have to find pieces that will work for the centers. This is going to t > read more

Cafe Sparkles in Morristown Tennessee

07/10/2014 03:00:00 AM

One of the things I like to do is sit somewhere in a town on our road trips and just soak in the atmosphere, people watch and get a sense of a place. We found the perfect spot in the historic district, Java Garden Cafe, with a shaded area that kept u > read more

Opera and Photography

07/08/2014 07:06:00 AM

Opera singer Monica Reinagel contacted me about the use of my photograph, Cemeterio Maria Magadelena De Pazzis, for  a performance slide show in Baltimore over July 4th weekend. It was great to see how my photograph worked so beautifully for the per > read more

Chair Shadows in New Albany

07/05/2014 23:19:00 PM

New Albany Indiana Cafe New Albany is not somewhere we planned on going to, but rather somewhere we found in our search for a hotel near Louisville Kentucky. Well we found a hotel and never did get into Louisville. We were too busy enjoying New Al > read more

Abstract Photography

07/01/2014 07:30:00 AM

Looks like an abstract painting, but it's actually my bedroom ceiling at an angle with the doorway to the right.  I have fun exploring textures, shapes and angles and seeing abstract shapes. In the link below they say "abstract photography is not ab > read more

AND the Kitted Poo Award Goes To

07/01/2014 03:00:00 AM

Copyright Abusers Yesterday I found a library using "spin painting white blossom" for a poster. and  a Spanish based band using "dotty" on mixcloud, and their facebook page. I was not asked, payed or credited.  I hope Karma catches up w > read more

The Painted Skull

06/30/2014 07:27:00 AM

It was Sunday afternoon in the studio and I was in the mood to just doodle. I had the skull sitting on my desk and thought, hum, skull and paint pens, why not?  I wrote about these paint pens back in January and they are wonderful to use. Not sure I > read more

Very BIG Jesus Statue

06/28/2014 19:11:00 PM

Roadside America Monroe Ohio Always pass this on the way to Jungle Jim's International Market and thought I would stop and get a nice pic. Originally there was another one, many called the "butter Jesus" or "touchdown Jesus", but it was struck by > read more

The Dark Side or Shadow Self

06/27/2014 07:58:00 AM

I often have friends and acquaintances tell me I have a dark side when they see my art. I've always viewed that as just the yin and yang of life and forget that not everyone accepts it or understands it.  We all have a dark side, it's just that I > read more

Vintage Black & White Photographs

06/26/2014 13:48:00 PM

I love looking at vintage photographs and figuring out what it is that appeals to me about some of them. Sometimes it is the artistic quality, and other times it's the story it tells of an era or a place.  vintage everyday I am trying to figure out > read more

The Good in Everything

06/24/2014 11:53:00 AM

Sometimes I want to try and capture the quiet beauty of a place, a place that is often seen but not noticed. A Sunday stroll and soaking in the beauty of a place does the soul good. "And this, our life, except from public haunt, finds tongues in t > read more

Strawberry Lemon Infused Water

06/23/2014 08:05:00 AM

A few slices of strawberries, a lemon slice and water, it's as simple as that. Just cover and leave to soak overnight.My friend Sandi Sharp, made this for my reception at her Gloria Gallery and it was yummy and so simple, thanks Sandi. For ideas > read more

Watching It

06/20/2014 15:08:00 PM

I used to always wear a watch, but nowadays it seems a bit redundant since all our mobile devices have the time. Still I love my Salvador Dali Watch. I am still exploring the many filters on my camera, key line being one of the fun one's. I am ex > read more

Where the Wood Drake Rests

06/16/2014 07:24:00 AM

Life Drawing Study and photograph of Ellis Pond in Yellow Springs, Ohio Wendell Berry "The Peace of Wild Things" from Schumann Media Center, Inc. on Vimeo. > read more

Mixing Life Drawing and Photography

06/13/2014 09:58:00 AM

Two things I love doing, drawing and photography. I thought it would be fun to try and mesh them together. Graffiti Dreams I always enjoy Rac/Vesh's graffiti around  town and this one was on the side of Bentinos'next to the bike trail (alas pai > read more

MOMA Part Two

06/12/2014 03:00:00 AM

The crowds, oh the crowds! They were overwhelming on a free friday and there was little respite.  I found am empty corner in one of the galleries and took a  photo of the view. Phew! take a breather! Having given up on seeing much of anything i > read more

Free Friday at MOMA New York Part One

06/09/2014 08:28:00 AM

We arrived at 3:30 and started lining up for our free tickets they hand out at 4pm. Lucky we got there then because the line stretched around the block within minutes. MoMA | Museum of Modern Art (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if( > read more

Central Synagogue in New York

06/07/2014 03:00:00 AM

Central Synagogue Lexington Ave and 55th Some of the architecture is New York is so striking and this building was one of them. Our History (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);;d.a > read more

New Website and Art Stuff

06/06/2014 03:00:00 AM

New Website Info Finally I have a bit breathing space to spend time working on a new website. The website is a more formal presentation of my work and will be a work in progress for a while.  I won't be quitting this blog. I've been running this > read more

Curiosities at Gloria Gallery

06/05/2014 03:00:00 AM

My wee exhibit in the Miniature Outdoor Gallery, Gloria, is up :) So if you are in town check it out, no appointment necessary. Just a wee peek :) If you have any questions just send me a message on the contact form to the right. cheers jafab > read more

Old Fashioned Telephone

06/04/2014 07:51:00 AM

Thanks to my friend we managed to get into the Marriott on Lexington Avenue. Didn't need to take public transport or get a cab because everywhere we wanted to go was within a 10 to 20 minute walk. What was I thinking?  I just LOVED the house phone i > read more

Head in the Clouds

06/02/2014 11:03:00 AM

Went for a weekend trip to New York City. Our plane was like a long wibbly wobbly version of a limo and a bit bumpy. My excitement at going for a weekend to New York however distracted me as did the beautiful clouds. Photograph: iphone hdr noir app > read more

Feeling Very Eggy Today

05/30/2014 03:00:00 AM

wow!  check out this artist Marcello Barenghi His videos are just phenomenal. Embroidered Egg on Toast by Judith Klausner henk hofstra: art-eggcident. (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createEl > read more

Domestic Series: Kitchen Window

05/29/2014 06:50:00 AM

Silence is a source of great strength Lao Tzu > read more

Key Line Filter: Themes for Photography

05/28/2014 07:11:00 AM

Not quite sure I would ever run out of ideas for photographs, BUT the idea of picking a theme is great for challenging and stretching ourselves creatively. 328 Photography Themes: A List Of Themes To Photograph My theme yesterday was to use my key > read more

Garden Art

05/27/2014 08:53:00 AM

Quiet Memorial Weekend, rather hot, and called for lazing on the porch swing, thinking of family, of lost one's, being thankful and counting one's blessings.  We indulged ourselves and got a wee water fountain to keep my garden gnome company.  I > read more

Painting Water Droplets on Feathers

05/25/2014 03:00:00 AM

I thought I would paint some water-drops on feathers to add to the curiosity box collection and have to say that anyone that can paint whole landscapes or animals on feathers has my respect. Just doing a few waterdrops was a mega challenge.  I a > read more

Lines and Shadows

05/24/2014 03:00:00 AM

It's all about the lines dude! Two things I really like come together,  line drawing and shadows and you know I love shadows. It was a great pose and he is a great model. This was a 30 minute pose and I guess the extra 10 mins beyond our normal 2 > read more

Art PIcs:Thrift Store

05/23/2014 03:00:00 AM

Atomic Fox Yellow Springs, Ohio Jafa T and I went to have a chat with the owner, Terry, about the art he will be auctioning at Talitha's exhibit next month at the Yellow Springs Arts Council. Got a really lovely photo of them both too. I call > read more

Raindrops on Flower

05/21/2014 08:21:00 AM

 Gosh and here I was getting all chuffed as punch because I managed to get a close up of raindrops on an Iris after a rain storm. Check these out Linden Gledhill's Dazzling Macro Photography Of Butterfly And Moth Wings (function(a){var b="embedly-p > read more

Painting on Exterior Plywood for Public Art

05/20/2014 07:30:00 AM

Peeps in the Park is a public art project that my friend, Nancy, and I put together 3 years ago and we're gearing up to replace 11 of the 14 panels.   The Pierre painting hung for three years but couldn't be saved :(  So I sanded it and primed w > read more

Sunday Washing Line

05/18/2014 09:48:00 AM

The weather is lovely and the washing is on the line. Once I've finished a couple hours of work in the studio I think I want to hang outside too. Maybe get a bit embroidery done or get my sketchbook out and do my soul good by hanging out with the tre > read more


05/17/2014 08:59:00 AM

The news is grim, hundreds die in preventable disasters, civil war looms, dictatorships terrorize, police hold protesters down and allow government supporting thugs to abuse them, women are condemed to being stoned, hung or gang raped, animals are br > read more

Women Worldwide by Ria Vanden Eynde

05/15/2014 10:53:00 AM

I got a fabulous postcard in the mail the  other day from one of my favourite artists .  www~women worldwide (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"= > read more

Cute Reaction to Public Art

05/14/2014 07:43:00 AM

I was sent this lovely photo of a child hugging my troll painting and saying Image used with permission  "give me a big hug you sweet monster." That has to be one of the sweetest reactions I have ever had to one of my paintings.  Thanks for > read more

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