Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Day of the Year

Where did 2007 go? I swear time is speeding up! Well as the last few hours tick away, I am reflecting on the past year. I am posting this shot of the Mackinac Bridge. I rendered it as a kind of a surreal fantasy. I think it is a good symbol to connect 2007 to 2008...looking back...looking we cross the threshold of time.....what is this construct we call time anyway....many of us are drawn to watching a ball drop, as we count down the moments....being a creature of habit...I will probably be watching it again....ringing in the new....a fresh chance to start over and make a list of I remember and cherish my old acquaintances and look forward to new ones.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Crashes, chaos.....and serenity.....maybe

Well it has been way too long since I put up a new post. I'm really out of sync... my computer crashed big time. It is still not running up to par. Sometimes computer tech sucks. Oh the 60's and 70's we used to crash now our computers's quite bad that we depend on these machines like we my brain is getting fried because of this and I need some serenity so I am posting a picture titled "Serenity". I like to ponder the beauty, complexity, and simplicity of nature. Out of chaos comes order... gee...where did I hear that before.....out of complexity comes simplicity....makes sense to me I guess that's all that matters.....enough bull for now.......

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


The title of this digital 'painting' is "Transformation". It is a piece that I've completed recently. The work is aptly titled because I am undergoing a transformation of sorts.
Following are some of my thoughts while reflecting on this painting. We are continually evolving. Through the process we usually experience a gradual transformation. But there comes a certain point at which a quantum leap occurs and we are catapulted through a 'gateway'. I feel that Transformation is my gateway piece that will take much of my art in a new direction. I have done several other abstract works but this one has more of a painterly quality to it. While I was working on it, I felt something different or new taking place in the creative process.

Monday, November 19, 2007


"The Zen of Trees"

The Zen of a Photograph - being what it is or maybe what it is not.
Right now there is nothing else to say except this: A picture is worth a thousand words!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More on inspiration.....

This is a continuance on inspiration. Today I've been inspired by music, many different kinds. I am listening to my top rated category in my iTunes while I do work on my computer. The eclectic blend is really rejuvenating, for my creativity and my spirit. There seem to be many ways to get inspired. Music, poetry, nature, art....yes, even artists need to view art, other than their own to get inspired.....

I just went to the Artists Of Cleveland website and saw some work by several local artists and sure enough I received some inspiration, and I am also thinking of joining, seems like a valuable resource. Another valuable resource for inspiration is our wonderful world renowned Cleveland Museum of Art. Even though the museum is under renovation and their permanent collections are temporarily closed, you can still visit for special exhibitions. Check their website for schedules of upcoming exhibits.

Monday, November 12, 2007


"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." Patanjali (First to Third Century B.C.) The author of Yoga Sutras. Patanjali resided in India and is thought to be the person who established the tradition of meditation.

Inspiration by Lord Patanjali - Legendary Notes

Yoga Journal - Yoga Meditation - Words of Inspiration

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Communication, blogging...

Communicating is a basic human need. In our fast paced lifestyles, we may not have as much time as we would like to sit with a friend over a good cup of coffee or tea and engage in a stimulating conversation. Art, literature, music and poetry are other forms of communication, although our main objective may be self expression with communication being secondary. Blogging is an excellent way to communicate and express yourself at the same time. Whether it be sharing an idea, a photograph or poem, posting a comment on someone else's blog or reading a comment someone left on your own blog, it is all readily available in the world of blogging. Last but certainly not least, you can share fun things like links to cool sites like this.
where you can find free brainteasers, riddles, puzzles and more.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Shown above is a newly completed still life in black and white with selective spot coloring. It will be available at Lake Erie Artists Gallery in Tower City.
I've been thinking about the importance of networking because it is another form of marketing. There are more and more networking resources becoming available to artists. Two of the ones that I have checked out recently and have seriously considered joining are The Cose Arts Network and the Red Dot Project The feedback from members has been very positive.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

November 7, 2007

Today is kind of cold, trying to get used to this wintery weather that is just about upon us, well we got the holidays to look forward to, or Not, depending on how you look at it......I will look forward and try to be in the Spirit of the Season......posted is a picture of what Bobby looks like without the Ninja Warrior Costume.......He is so cute....of course I am biased......Well stay warm everyone!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

November 3, 2007

Today is a beautiful autumn day. Not even that cold. I thought I would post this shot of some colorful oak leaves. It is something good to meditate on or just enjoy the beauty of!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

November 1, 2007

Well yesterday was Halloween and ghosts and goblins were roaming the streets. Along with them was my grandson who wasn't a pirate or Spiderman, he was a Ninja Warrior. He had fun and acquired a lot of candy of course. That should make his dentist mad or happy depending on how you look at it. LOL! Well anyway the adults had a good time too, passing out candy while Bobby's daddy took him trick or treating, and we drank some wine and had some awesome homemade pot roast stew from Angela's Kitchen!!! Life is good......
Today I'm still working on redesigning my website among other tasks. Got some fresh air and exercise too.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuesday October 30, 2007

It is definitely autumn....pretty and a little warmer today than yesterday - but knowing that a long cold winter lies ahead...I'm dreaming about tropical islands, sunny beaches and margaritas.....Halloween is tomorrow, it will be neat seeing my grandson Bobby all dressed up like a pirate or maybe Spiderman or who knows who...I guess I'll just have to wait and see.....

Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday October 29, 2007

Well today is/was a regular Monday depending on what time zone you are in.....nothing good nothing bad just regular...that is okay because it gives you something to compare with the good days and the bad days! That is my little bit of philosophy for the day...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday October 28, 2007 (afternoon)

Okay - I tried uploading the 'problem' image from a different place than here (above icon) and this time I got it to upload. At least I solved this problem!

Sunday October 28, 2007

Well - it is 12:44 p.m. and I got a lot done so far today. That is good. I'm new at this blogging stuff so I am at a loss for words, which of course is not the norm for me. I am trying to post a picture and it didn't work, I got an error message so I have to go figure it out. Maybe after I do I'll have more to say. Also, I have a lot of work to do but I am having a hard time getting motivated.