Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Art Chatter Night

Tonight was my night to be the artist that gets critiqued. It was the last night before we break for the summer becuase it just gets tooo darn hot! The evening was well attended and the dicussion around my painting versus my digital art and the space inbetween was just the discussion that I wanted to have with this diverse audience.

I walked away with some great things to think about, sift through and ponder. What I do know is that the commentary will help make me a better artist.

Now I need to get back to listening to my inner voice, focus on the skill level of my handiwork whether that is by hand, brush or computer --- push some limits, change some of my own perceptions, expand into some unknown territories.

So what now.... ? In the immortal words of Ru Paul - "You Better Work"

Thank you to my Art Chatter Buddies - if you happen to read my blog.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Creative Block

I had a weekend where not much happened. The couch, the tv, the games on the computer, the bed, the shower, and the toilet were my friends. My inner voice said earlier in the day "rough patch" -- had a reached a rough patch? Then I got busy... I rearranged the dining room... I did some laundry... I wacthed a movie...and during the movie the character "was stuck"... and artist also... their mentor gave them a block of wood. The block of wood was to represent themselves... the block could be anything it wanted to be... but you needed to believe that... self believe... it was coming back... I needed to believe in myself... believe in my work. So I created this piece to remove my creative block.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Another Title needed

Any ideas what this brings to mind?
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Needs a title

Created this new digital piece... it needs a title... leave a comment with your suggestions.

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Blogging, Twittering, Painting, Digitizing, Working, Sleeping, Reading, Listening, Calling, Watching, Dreaming, and more... It was a busy weekend with traveling to and from Dallas & Fort Worth --- the show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center went well and is running through the end of the month. Now it is back to Houston. I have art projects both personal and commissioned that are needing to get done. I came home to the airconditioning unit not working...not fun when the temp was a record high of 95 degrees. So now it is back to DOING.... thanks for continuing to read and checking in.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Chastity & Me

more to come...

in the meanwhile I am off to Fort Worth for a show at the Fort Worth Community Center -
2008 – Fort Worth, TX, my work is in
Gallery One – Paintings - Rthymn & Chaos show. The show is part of
- More Life: The Arts and Science of AIDS


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

wikipedia people meeting

Met Chastity Bono today.

Tomorrow I meet Dee Dee Myers and Spike Lee .

I am lucky to meet people that are have large impact in the world we live.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I watch them bloom...


I think to myself what wonderful family and friends I have.

I am lucky and blessed.

and I love you too!

Monday, May 12, 2008

From Wall to Wash

Created these images from photos taken today as I walked the streets of downtown Houston. One was of a mirrored sculpture piece on a wall that was exposed building. The final was that of my windows going through the car wash. In filtering the images (the B&W is my personal favorite)... and then combining them to create new works. Not sure what they say as they remain abstract.

When in doubt return to the creative soul. It will lead you in the right direction.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

painting in studio

It was 2nd Saturday and I painted in the studio day. It is very free-ing to work in the studio. The number of people through the studio was few, but it was great conversations

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


It has been a busy week. Connections have been the theme. Connecting with friends, connecting with art, connecting with artists, galleries, customers, work, taxes, charity, creative spirit, with laundry, with relaxation, with stress, with my breathing, old collections, old friends, old memories, new memories, , drag queens, strippers, twizzlers, big brother 9 shout outs to Josh on the Texas highway 45, rain clouds, tornados, and memories of recent earthquakes.
Now as we approach mid week, I am trying to get centered, back to a routine, back to some normal efforts - focus on returning to the work. Looking at the creative elements of my life and concentrating on my expression. This is a start.
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