Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Day in the Life: Inspiration V

As an artist whose work often encompasses photographs, most of which I take myself (this little penguin is not a particularly good photographer), I devote a sizable chunk of my research time to looking at photographs and studying photographers. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration IV

In my continuing exploration of the limits of the imagination, I’ve been looking at ways to use familiar objects and media in unfamiliar ways. Today I’m sharing the book paintings of Russian surrealist, Ekaterina Panikanova. Born in St. Petersburg in … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration III

Colored pencils are for drawing and coloring. Everyone knows that! But for artist Jennifer Maestre, colored pencils are for creating a different kind of art. Born in South Africa, Jennifer is now based in Massachusetts. Her use of colored pencils … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration II

Our ability to create is limited only by our imaginations. When I see something intriguing, I always feel compelled to follow up, and if possible, to share with others who might not otherwise ever be exposed. Today, I came across … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration

Inspiration and creativity arise from many sources. For the last eight months, off and on, I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump, punctuated by short bursts of great productivity. And then, there is this guy, Jason DeCaires Taylor, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Coming to Terms

As I contemplate my 16th surgery, scheduled for April (four years minus a day from the last one), I’m full of a mix of relief and apprehension. Relief, because my hip will no longer give out on me or stab … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Father Failures

So, now that I’ve introduced the monster-in-law in my previous post, it’s time to talk a bit about my father-in-law, whom I only met after my ex and I had been married nine years. He was a tallish man with … Continue reading

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