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.