Saturday, September 23, 2017

colored pencils

I don't like to use them, so I am giving them away. But first a picture.

Friday, September 22, 2017


Although it is hard to believe, sometimes people actually pay good money for a piece of art I have done. Tonight at a busy Four Friday, a nice couple came through and really liked an abstract I painted the end of last year. Then they decided to buy it! I liked the overall piece, the colors, the surprising little elements, and the good frame that complemented it, and I am pleased someone else did! I hope it brings joy to the new owners and doesn't languish in a closet somewhere. It is a surprisingly happy feeling when somebody buys something, big or small. I am just as happy when some cards are sold as when a painting is sold. It is the sense of validation it gives, as if all is not lost! Because we do spend a lot of time trying to make something from nothing. That is what creating is all about.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

at the produce stand

While I was out while ago, I stopped by the open air produce place to see if they still had any of their delicious heirloom tomatoes. Might as well enjoy a few more before summer is over. Yes they did, but the coolest thing there was this huge grasshopper that was up on one of the makeshift walls. I had to take a picture.

And what about these gorgeous pumpkins!