A Hummingbird for Diana

Merry Christmas, Diana!  Although I got you a regular present, I wanted to give you something personal as well.  I wanted it to be something I had done myself, especially for you. Knowing you and Mom always had a fondness for feeding the hummingbirds, I made you a drawing… in … continue reading

Elk Nail Art Sculpture

There was just too much silence around here for the last year or so.  Doing paintings and things of that sort don’t make nearly enough noise, right?  The time had finally come to get out the hammer and lumber, to start again.  And besides, this was an actual request from … continue reading

Folklorico Watercolor

Let’s do something really colorful for a change.  Let’s try something that makes my limited skills push the envelope while we’re at it, eh?  As an idea, it sounded great.  But actually using watercolor for so many colors in such tiny places gave me fits.  I really have crazy ideas … continue reading

Adobe House Watercolor

The theme of the upcoming October show will be “night skies”, and this one didn’t take a lot of thought about what I was going to do.  I love adobe houses.  I love the smooth sculpted lines of them.  I love everything about them, in fact.  And I dearly love … continue reading

Chile Roaster Watercolor

For the August show in the SPACe gallery, I needed a depiction of what “Autumn” looks like to me.  Well, that could mean a number of things, and my first impression was that autumn marks the end of my days of wearing short shorts for the season, which I always … continue reading

I Want to Learn Welding

One of the other artists I’ve been visiting with lately is Julie Burnham, who is a welder; and welding is something I’ve desperately wanted to learn for decades now.  I want to combine incongruous things to make a wonderful new whole.  I want to make junk into art! Julie obviously … continue reading