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Jewel Drop Mandala Stones and How to Paint Stones and Rocks

05/29/2016 20:26:00 PM

This is just so mesmerizing to watch and the artist has such control of the paint. Alas my process is not quite as mesmerizing or as neat. I did find another video where the artist uses various stylus heads to apply the dots (much easier) for thos > read more

Advanced Style and Ageism

05/25/2016 10:23:00 AM

I kept trying to figure out what it was about Advanced Style that was rubbing me the wrong way because it's not like I don't love the clothes/fashions (heck I still have my fashion scrapbooks from the 70's), they are fantastic. I love the blog and v > read more

Zen Photography and Being with the Birds

05/24/2016 07:15:00 AM

"In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence"   Robert Lynd As I sit in the garden, with camera in hand, I watch and listen. I have come to understand the pecking order of our resident birds as they do their aerial dance > read more

Bead Mosaic using Epoxy Putty Resin

05/23/2016 07:23:00 AM

On one of my daily radiation days my friend Karen came along and brought a magazine to read while waiting for me. The plan after treatment was to go thrifting and then a curry BUT there was something in the magazine that just got us drooling with exc > read more

Palm Trees in the Midwest

05/20/2016 14:26:00 PM

One of the things I am finding I need to do after Radiation Treatment in order NOT to cave in to fatigue, although at this point it isn't really too bad, is get out of the house. Not hard to do since I love walking and taking photographs. My curry p > read more

Plein Air Painting at Glass Farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio

05/15/2016 14:00:00 PM

I was going to say this is the first time I have gone Plein Air Painting, but actually the first time was in Annapolis, Maryland many many moons ago and it was a comical exercise. While my pal George, fag hanging from his lips, painted happily dippin > read more

Backroads USA and a Town Called Knockemstiff

05/09/2016 09:56:00 AM

On weekends my husband and I like to take drives on the beautiful backroads of Ohio and I spotted a town on the map called Knockemstiff. Isn't that just a GREAT name? Legend has it that a "woman asked how she could get her cheating husband to stay ho > read more

Some Creative Tips to Help You or a Loved One Deal with Cancer

05/06/2016 14:24:00 PM

 I don't feel depressed or particularly fearful now, but  using my art is helping me cope with the daily ritual of having to go 5 days a week for radiation.  Since I am forced to do this ritualI figured I could add some fun daily rituals, includin > read more

How to Get in the Zen or the Zone

04/25/2016 09:20:00 AM

Starting the day at the breakfast table with remnants of my birthday flowers helps. Practicing mindfulness seems to be a big business. Some believe you have to do meditation. ARG! meditation. NO THANKS!   How to Meditate at Any Time without > read more

How Zen Photography Can Save Your Life

04/22/2016 09:37:00 AM

I have no clue if there's such a term as "zen photography" per se but it's what I do.  About the closest I've found online relating to zen photography is a post by Eric Kim. Zen in the Art of Street Photography My good friend Nicholas Susatyo r > read more

Birthday and Practicing Gratitude

04/21/2016 07:11:00 AM

I'm not sure I need to practice being grateful, I AM grateful every single day.  It's my birthday today and I celebrate not just my birthday but a birthday free of fear, a birthday with hope and a birthday filled with the loving joy of family and fr > read more

Exposing the Inner Cavewoman

04/13/2016 10:52:00 AM

This is the hypothesis by an Anthropologist at the University of Alabama of what happens when we stare at a flickering light. Perhaps I should sit by the firepit every night and feel that call. Perhaps it will help me get back into my art cave > read more

I am tit-anium

04/08/2016 07:57:00 AM

Sorry I just couldn't resist hyphenating titanium, but I see boobs everywhere nowadays. I saw these tree stumps while walking with a friend and we just laughed so much. A fellow Breast Cancer warrior sent me this video and it hit the nail on the head > read more

Love Lies Bleeding at Artists & Makers Studio for National Crime Victim's Rights Week

04/07/2016 08:33:00 AM

In art, Chandra Levy's mother expresses her grief and endurance "This is a fractured mother," Susan Levy says. She points, then her art speaks for itself. In a gallery outside Washington, D.C., far from her Modesto, California, home, Levy has framed > read more

studio updates: yarnbombing, embroidered butterfly, library residency and BOG ART

03/23/2016 08:44:00 AM

I had this weird notion that since the gallery that represented me had closed I would be slowing down in 2016 Oh my did I get that wrong, lol! Yarnbombing or boob bombing ;) Things are progressing slowly on the Breast Cancer Support Yarnbom > read more

St. Patrick's Day Bear

03/17/2016 07:08:00 AM

Shamus O'Bear May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most. > read more

Yarnbombing for Breast Cancer Support

03/12/2016 15:12:00 PM

Knitted Boobs by Gary Pierson and Crochet Circles by Karen Jane Russell  YarnWrapped Harry Lauder Branch  by moi The weather is nice and my art pal, Nancy Mellon, and I are now able to get out and start putting together the many wonderful donat > read more

A Wendy's Protest In Columbus Ohio

03/09/2016 02:00:00 AM

Our day in Columbus was not without a little adventure and social awareness, and this was a really LARGE group protesting along North High Street. Protesters target Wendy's over treatment of farmworkers COLUMBUS (WCMH/AP) - Hundreds of protesters > read more

Basking In Female Creativity

03/08/2016 10:04:00 AM

This is one of the many ways to celebrate International Women's Day. 7 Ways To Celebrate International Women's Day March is National Women's History Month here in the U.S., but this Tuesday, March 8 is a global observance of women worldwide. There > read more

Photo Rights: Hey, you can't take a picture of this wall!

03/06/2016 16:39:00 PM

Last Sunday I was recovering from Surgery, and this Sunday I had some bloke telling me I couldn't take a photograph of a wall with graffiti on it in Columbus, Ohio. Oh the joy of just not giving a rat's backside, and enjoying the day, even when some > read more

Lumpectomy: Beam Me Up I want OUTTA here

03/04/2016 14:09:00 PM

I was already pretty bruised up from the biopsy, so what's a bit more bruising eh! I don't know how other places prep their patients for a lumpectomy BUT at the Breast Center I was scanned, squished, prodded, numbed, plugged and wired. Nurse said I d > read more

This is for you SHITLUMP cancer

03/01/2016 13:35:00 PM

You got mud on your face You big disgrace Kickin' your can all over the place Singin' We will we will rock you We will we will rock you > read more

Cancer and DeadPool

02/22/2016 15:06:00 PM

I SO got this statement by Sarah Beth Lowe in her article on Salon  "We see Wade pack up his bags and take one last loving look at his girl Vanessa, and he says, “The worst part about cancer isn’t what it does to you, but what it does to everyon > read more

Mr. Pickles Wins an Award

02/22/2016 14:08:00 PM

and I am chuffed as mintballs. Not only did "Mr.Pickles Goes Hunting" sell and going to a lovely home, but it was juried  Second Place at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member's Exhibit. Seriously what a blast. I got a beautiful ceramic award AND > read more

It's Still Life and Mr.Pickles Goes Hunting

02/14/2016 16:11:00 PM

 Nice to see Mr. Pickles getting much deserved attention wink! wink!  Yellow Springs Art Council: It's Still Life and thanks Pam Dillon, always a delight to talk to you, although we could barely talk for laughing.  ps. cover image is by Carla St > read more

STOP stealing my photos

02/12/2016 11:57:00 AM

and yes I am going to use the word steal, because they took my images and are using them for profit,depriving me of any licencing,royalties,income from my OWN work. Twice I have caught the SAME people REPOSTING the same images that were taken down > read more

Lost Bear goes on Christmas Adventure part two

01/31/2016 16:30:00 PM

where were we, oh yes. Christmas morning and my son decided too surprise Lost Bear with a gift from Japan.   after dinner of course too much food and a bit too much sherry ;) It was a very Merry Christmas indeed.  > read more

Lost Bear goes on a Christmas Adventure part one

01/18/2016 15:52:00 PM

and off to ARIZONA Well the travel arrangements were a bit packed, it being over the Christmas Holidays, and airlines now packing passengers in like sardines. Immediately bear found his tribe and felt right at home. He wasn't keen on the plant > read more

Call for Artists:Victims' Rights Exhibit

01/06/2016 12:03:00 PM

 I am thinking I may submit this butterfly piece along with a small painting I am currently working on. Here is the link below if  interested. Call for Entries - Finding My Own Voice > read more

doodling passengers on a plane

01/01/2016 11:05:00 AM

On a four hour flight and on a break from reading I decided to do a quick sketch of a guy in front of me on the plane.  The fun thing about ipad drawing is that you can play with the image using a variety of filters. Before anybody bemoans that usi > read more

Lost Bear Pulls a Christmas Cracker

12/19/2015 12:28:00 PM

 and  wishes you all a very  Merry Christmas OR Happy Holidays The History of Christmas Crackers on whychristmas?com 50 Best Cracker Jokes > read more

When Things Hurt it's Nice to Imagine

12/13/2015 14:16:00 PM

  Living Life in Peace LYRICS IMAGINE PEACE Yoko Ono  Facebook Page AND Instagram AND Twitter "IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, spread PEACE" Protesting for Peace Info > read more

lost bear goes dotty over yayoi kusama

12/11/2015 09:30:00 AM

I have always loved and been intrigued by Yayoi Kusama's work and somehow it came up when having a brew with my brit pal, Karen Russell, who immediately volunteered to whip up a dotty dress for "lost bear". Whip up she did because an hour later when > read more

Little Bear Lost

12/06/2015 03:00:00 AM

He was all alone, ragged, hacky mucky, and ready to be loved to bits again. But first a bath   then on the washing line to dry. "There are few sadder sights than a wet bear hanging from a clothesline by it's ears. It says a lot for them t > read more

At the Stroke of Midnight the Dolls would Dance

12/01/2015 10:54:00 AM

When I was little my Uncle David would visit or babysit and he would tell us bedtime stories or play tricks. He had me convinced that my dolls on the shelf above my bed played and danced while I slept. I would try to pretend I was asleep and sudde > read more

Silence of the Dolls

11/29/2015 16:52:00 PM

A video posted by @jafabrit on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:12am PST > read more

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

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