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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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(

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.id=b;d.a

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

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

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

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

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

Domestic Series: Kitchen Window

05/29/2014 06:50:00 AM

Silence is a source of great strength Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helpless

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

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.id=b;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"=

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

Auction Glen Helen Raptor Center

05/13/2014 07:47:00 AM

My oil painting will be part of the fundraising exhibit/auction at the Yellow Springs Arts Council in June. More information HERE.

Custom Camera Bags for Women

05/12/2014 12:16:00 PM

I was going to do a review on here but I don't think I need to because A&K did such a brilliant job. A+K ...all the way: Custom Camera Bags! I never leave the house without my camera and was is such need for a camera bag. Nothing out there was worki

Beautiful Blue Butterfly on Mothers Day

05/11/2014 17:42:00 PM

Mothers Day and as I'm walking to the car this gorgeous butterfly landed right in front of me. It not only stayed long enough for me to whip my camera out and snap a couple of pics but long enough for me to just glory in it's magnificence.  (functi

The creative challenge of the seemingly blah!

05/10/2014 03:00:00 AM

I can't create stunning magical, exotic, urban photographs that so many post and get highlighted on the various social media sites. I live in the middle of Ohio (I am not putting Ohio down, I enjoy my life here). In some ways though that can be a plu

Introduction to Brian Sherwin and The Art Edge

05/09/2014 09:12:00 AM

I am posting this first because it's something I continue to deal with Copyright Contradictions (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"===document.locatio

Cool Graffiti Prints

05/08/2014 14:26:00 PM

I am now making some of my instagram images available for printing at Instaprint. Hope you enjoy. and cheers thanks for dropping by my blog

Letter to Amazon about Copyright

05/08/2014 09:21:00 AM

Dear Amazon, I realize it's hard to keep track of every single seller on your site BUT why do you keep letting the same seller upload my photograph of my spin painting "spin painting white blossom" and sell copies of it as a Damien Hirst? I had

Amazing Drawings

05/07/2014 07:13:00 AM

No, not mine! This is just a basic line  30 minute life drawing in graphite drawing and I know it doesn't look like much BUT it was a very awkward angle and a challenge to get the proportions. I even managed to get her foot, both hands and head a

COVR, Inspirational Mobile Photography and Fear of Grey Hair

05/05/2014 09:14:00 AM

I am constantly inspired by the most amazing creative people and I found out about Amy by way of an email newsletter update from COVR (a little bit more about that later in the post)linking to the below article by Joanne Carter. I find the her image

Best Sepia Photographs

05/04/2014 03:00:00 AM

30 Beautiful Examples of Sepia Photography | PSDFan (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.co

Classical Vanita Still Life Photograph

05/02/2014 08:41:00 AM

I remember someone telling me that to get a good shot you have to almost use a roll of film, or take almost a 100 photos. I now know what they are talking about. You would think a still life would be easy, but the lighting and different settings on t

Myths about Making It in the Artworld and scams

05/01/2014 08:04:00 AM

Great Article on ARTFCITY about the Art World and the myth of making it with a great video about Fritz. Not Just Luck: New Art World Documentary Dispels "Making It" Myths (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var

Wallpaper for May

04/30/2014 08:06:00 AM

An Art Pic of my kitchen window sill and a bottle of Harajuki Lovers perfume.  Today's Tea is PG Tips and PG means Pre-Gest, meant to be drunk before eating and the claim was it helped digestion.

Instragram and is it really nostalgia?

04/29/2014 00:32:00 AM

I seem to be attracted to making instagram images look vintage and was exploring the attraction to that. This article in the New Yorker talks of several reasons.  "essentially, we become our own documentation and archivists in order to impose mean

face of asthma

04/28/2014 08:00:00 AM

I was fighting for my breath, and trying desperately NOT to panic.  I don't even have chronic asthma  BUT the combination of anxiety, asthma, and allergies got too much. There is a sense of helplessness that in itself is scary because ev

Birds and Funky Milk Jugs

04/25/2014 17:56:00 PM

  The Old Man and Moon look like they're having a right old chin wag. I put this on on my bubble shop because I think it would make such a cute card. Still Life Milk Jugs on a Shelf by jafabrit Oh I am having so much fun with my camera. This i

All About Selfies

04/23/2014 08:12:00 AM

Art at Arm's Length: A History of the Selfie (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.com/widge

Camera-less Photography of Feathers

04/22/2014 07:04:00 AM

At first when I saw these feather pics in the article I thought they'd been scanned but they are done by a method called Cliche-Verre.   "Feathers" Camera-less Photography by Taylor Curry (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getE

Whaaaaaaaaaa, too much chocolate

04/21/2014 03:00:00 AM

okay NOT really. I don't eat chocolate. I am more of a licorice girl. Give  me Australian licorice or pontefract cakes and I will stuff me face. I once overdosed. REALLY! I was in my early 30's and  I went to the docs because I was having this str

Egghead and French Chocolate Masterpieces

04/20/2014 07:39:00 AM

Ink and a bit acrylic paint Easter Egg and sitting in a vintage Japanese egg cup with salt shaker. What a disaster if you are a chocolate fiend but the egg is too beautiful to eat, naw!!!!!!! Gorgeous Easter Eggs From the Master Patissiers of F

Vintage Window Display

04/18/2014 08:25:00 AM

I am trying an app called Repix that has various editing tools that are more customized than a ready made filters. My first choice was a photo I took of an old fashioned looking window display in a small Ohio town's main street.  I was going for

The Art of Poo

04/17/2014 06:52:00 AM

and I am not talking about the one in the can or the daily dealings of S*?t we have to put up with, nope I am talking about knitted poo.First though check out this video my friend sent.   She shared it because I used to run an art gallery in a lo

My watermarked image is being used by a seller on Amazon

04/16/2014 07:37:00 AM

well the saga continues after a dmca notice to Amazon after it was supposed to be removed after asking Amazon UK why it wasn't removed  after the company increased the price then I find this Amazon UK YEP, the company is using my OWN wate

Fence Art Gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio

04/14/2014 08:01:00 AM

The YS Arts Council started getting the panels up yesterday and it is looking fantastic. I decided to call my troll painting "morris" (as per KAOS Queen's suggestion) and he is happily hanging around on Xenia Ave along with the rest :)  My sponsor

Behind the Camera

04/12/2014 13:17:00 PM

The Image, Deconstructed | Examining the mental approach behind images I've been exploring how I can take photographs for the POWA! Project that shows a time,a place or mood fitting with the theme of the blog. It's going slow, partly because we (Nan

Nature Morte

04/11/2014 08:25:00 AM

In the studio Nature Morte So I joined the Instagram crowd and I had this inner dialogue Monday with the muses babbling away about the millions of photos  on there.  Can I make my images interesting?  Can I make the ordinary extraordinary? Arti

Succubus

04/09/2014 07:28:00 AM

I love that name Succubus, the seducer,and so fitting for my clay rabbit. Sucking on a fag, no worries, no hurries, just sitting there on my shelf mocking me. Suck! suck! suck! in that smoke, oooooooooooooo yeh! I don't smoke now, quit many moons ago

WaHOO Yahoos! Fantastic Damien Hirst Spin Art

04/07/2014 11:59:00 AM

Spin paintings - Damien Hirst (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=true;d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js"

The Age of Instragram and Selfies

04/07/2014 03:00:00 AM

I have loved instagram for a long time but couldn't be part of it since I didn't have the right phone. There is something intriguing and elusive about some of the images that appeals to my creative soul. Anyway here is an interesting link Art 101:

Outdoor Photo Shoot on a Wet Day

04/05/2014 03:00:00 AM

"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 Maybe it should be gold liquid drops, because it looks like gold glitter in the puddle.   It was a wet mis

Are you looking for a FLOWER POWER image for your project

04/04/2014 14:07:00 PM

If so, please remember that you can't just grab the image off the internet. There is one scraper wallpaper site I know of that is offering it for free for fb, it is NOT FREE. As usual my friend and I are finding people, companies, websites, schools a

Drawing a Back and Oskar Kokoschka

04/04/2014 08:32:00 AM

30 minute study in graphite Backs! oh boy! Trying to get the shading to suggest the skeletal/muscular structure of a back is really really challenging. I can see what i did right, but there are areas that are definately wrong. It's good that I can

The Birds Are A Twittering

04/02/2014 07:57:00 AM

Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio Hum, the sun WAS shining yesterday. It's  raining cats and dogs today.  Busy day yesterday at AUM helping Nancy install photography from the YS Arts Council Permanent Collection.  Of course before I picked up

Capturing a moment in time with photography

03/31/2014 03:00:00 AM

Vivian Maier Photographer | Official website of Vivian Maier | Vivian Maier Portfolios, Prints, Exhibitions, Books and documentary film (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=

Old Doll

03/29/2014 20:39:00 PM

The sun was shining on her, and her eyes were closed and I wondered whose loving hands once held her, cradled her, loved her and played with her. Now she is mine and she is missing her arms, her legs, but she is still loved and she still holds all th

Summer Window Abstract Painting

03/28/2014 18:54:00 PM

Can you tell I am ready for summer! Today I went for a critique at the Yellow Springs Arts Council and took this painting. I just couldn't decide which way I wanted to have this hung at the April Flower exhibit at IN A FRAME. I thought I liked it

Midnight Painting In the Studio

03/25/2014 13:34:00 PM

Somehow I managed to drag a 4'x4' wood panel  into my tiny studio and was inspired to get cracking on the Fence Art Gallery Project painting. Just as well because the deadline is pretty tight. Flippin' eck' I Iv'e just realized DUH! that is wh

Tree Shadows

03/24/2014 07:20:00 AM

 My uncle said to me recently I see art in everything and he is right. This is a photograph from last year and it was a glorious sunshiney day around the village. The tree shadows just captivated me and I loved the bike leaning against the wall.

Do you really support the arts?

03/21/2014 11:41:00 AM

what does it really mean when a group or organization state they support the arts? The broader economic implications of donating your art Like many I am often asked to donate art for a good cause, but I rarely, if ever, do it now. Oh, that doesn't me

Bad Painting Days

03/19/2014 12:20:00 PM

We all have them, and some us have much gnashing of  teeth and  colourful language emanating from he studio.  I was working what I thought would be such  a simple little bird painting that ended up looking like bird poop. I took my time to pre

Wedding Present Ideas: Heart Art

03/18/2014 23:07:00 PM

While this painting is no longer available, be sure to pop into IN A FRAME and ask to see some of the other choices (including Primrose Midnight) currently on display.   Cards/Prints are also for sale in my shop. Primrose Midnight by jafabrit

Olfactory Assault-The Good and the VERY Bad

03/18/2014 07:51:00 AM

The GOOD Dinner at Pasha Grill for our wedding anniversary and as always fabulous service,ambiance,and food. We shared our fave dessert künefe and drank Turkish tea. The VERY BAD Thank goodness there was half a wall/filigree screen betwee

Bird Song for Anniversary

03/17/2014 08:53:00 AM

This little spuggy (moi) is singing a tune to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Alas I don't have the skill to sing like this Corinne accompanied by Herbie Hancock at the piano. "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds

Embroidered Photograph and Tutorial

03/16/2014 10:26:00 AM

I found a lovely tutorial on A Beautiful Mess and while this isn't the way I did mine above, I just had to share. A Beautiful Mess (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b;d.async=true

Inner Duck-Who Knew!

03/12/2014 03:00:00 AM

I thought the squirrel's shadow was funny when I took this photo back in 2012 on a trip to Niagara Falls. I thought to myself, "hum, I wonder if there is such a thing as having an inner duck". So off to the good old search engine and I was QUACKing s

A Rainy Day back in 2012

03/10/2014 00:08:00 AM

The weather seemed nice when I started my bike ride and then a storm hit. DRAT! I am going to get soaked and I wondered if I should try to make a mad dash home. Oh! but the rain felt good on my face.  I watched and listened to the silence around me

The Seeing Eye

03/08/2014 07:17:00 AM

Been working on a small round piece of wood I cut for a portrait of Jeana. I found a problem with it though.  I took a pic and then as I as looking at the above photograph I saw it, EEEEK!  Can you see it? Did you notice what the problem was? 

March Wallpaper: Snow Flowers

03/07/2014 03:00:00 AM

Digital Art version of my bike trail photo. It's March and here I was thinking the snow was done and WHAM! another snowstorm so for March my computer screen gets snow flowers. !function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b

NupeMagazine Faces backlash and pleads "Please Stop sending us email."

03/06/2014 14:20:00 PM

I guess when several people or photographers got wind of this site and spread the word NupeMagazine(dot)org got a wee bit, err, overwhelmed with complaints/cease & desist notices.   Did you notice the ORG in the url,  usually reserved for sites tha

Watermark debate in Black and White

03/06/2014 03:00:00 AM

Well there seems to be some very very strong opinions about watermarking with many being for and against. I thought I would explore the yea's and nays and did a search. I came across a blog entry titled Watermarks Drive Me Crazy! and wanted to try

Birds Don't Land On It Sandwich

03/05/2014 03:00:00 AM

I bet you're wondering what the heck sort of sandwich that is? As you can see it's an asparagus sandwich. Went on a lovely lunch date to the Cobblestone Cafe. In Turkish Asparagus is Ku?konmaz, which translated is Birds Don't Land On It. S

Kim Novak and Online HATE and SHAMING of Women

03/04/2014 09:25:00 AM

Women have always been on the receiving end of personal attacks on their looks, and yes I have my opinions too.  Kim Novak and online attacks. However do we really need to share every bloody opinion regarding how others look, especially hurtful

Shadow Play

03/03/2014 08:13:00 AM

I really have no explanation for it. I am working in the studio and two plastic cups on the floor had me fascinated for a good hour.  Enough of that. Got to get back to painting.  Monday Morning Notes I've read several blogs that talk ab

March Rabbit Card:She LIKES It.

03/01/2014 03:00:00 AM

I have been experimenting, yes! yes! tell you something new. Okay, well I love those old hand tinted postcards and photographs, and wanted to do something along those lines. So I took a photo of my clay smoking rabbit sitting on the shelf in my t

Yummy Drippy Colours

02/27/2014 06:57:00 AM

Okay it might not be YOUR cup of tea, but I just drool over colours, drips and splatters. I love how the colours bleed into each other. I just couldn't resist using this photo to make a phone cover. I think it works well, don't you? Jafabrit'

In the Life Drawing Studio: Hands and Patterns

02/26/2014 03:00:00 AM

 I am lucky to be able to go to a large working studio in an old schoolhouse and get to see works in progress when I go for life drawing. Finding a good set up, let alone good models is not easy, so I am really thankful for the space and the organi

The Art of Writing Letters: Once Upon a Time

02/24/2014 03:00:00 AM

I used to write long letters filled with doodles, or photos and daily snippets. I would write over a period of days like a diary adding this or that or fancy that.  They would go out snail mail at least every couple of weeks. Those days are long gon

Yellow Springs Chamber Artist of Distinction Award

02/22/2014 12:53:00 PM

yea! baby!   and I am officially chuffed to bits. Karen Wintrow Awarded me the first ever Yellow Springs Chamber Artist of Distinction Award at the YS Arts Council Member Show for my Spin Bird piece. Image courtesy of Karen Wintrow I was

Embroidered Photograph on Exhibit in March

02/21/2014 07:47:00 AM

I took a series of photographs of my friend, jafapal Nancy, and decided to see if   I could do do something with the image that would convey her feelings of turning 60. Nancy decided to call the series "bloomin' at 60" and I think this works

Copyright and Etsy Seller

02/20/2014 10:42:00 AM

In May 2013 I discovered my art being used by this etsy seller  and posted a blog entry about it.  Interesting thing is I have had quite a few people contact me whose work was also been used. In this case I saw this wonderful photograph unattri

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery: Spin Art Bird Embroidery

02/20/2014 03:00:00 AM

  I posted a wee peek of this hand embroidery a few months ago and it's finally finished. It is now hanging in the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member show. My goal was to see if I could do a stitched version of one of my spin paintings,"spinlici

Wolves and How They Change Rivers

02/19/2014 03:00:00 AM

Image used with permission  "Eye of the Storm" by Roberta "Roby" Baer I don't photograph or paint wildlife (except the birds and critters in my back garden) but I so wanted an image for my blog entry today. Well I found this stunning pastel painti

It's Spreads Like A Virus

02/18/2014 08:36:00 AM

The painting that is.  My jafapal, Nancy, and I did it back in 2006 when Nancy had her Getaways for Women and  created a fun Jackson Pollock workshop.  After posting it online (high res-BIG mistake-never NEVER again) it took off and somehow bec

Celebrating the Angel of the North on Chronicle Live

02/16/2014 03:00:00 AM

I remember when Antony Gormley's Angel of the North was first installed the conversations on and offline were very heated for and against. While there are still many who hate it, it has undoubtedly become a beloved symbol of the Northeast. The la

Threats of Lawsuits: Survival Magazine and The Color Run

02/15/2014 06:57:00 AM

You won't believe how this magazine responded to a photographers request to remove her photograph from their fb page.  Image used with permission Unfortunately I do, sigh!  Just as I was typing this blog entry, this came up on my feed: The C

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