Tag Archives: art

A Day in the Life: Mom discovers Instagram!

OK, my title is more than a bit misleading, since I don’t post to Instagram, myself, and I’ve known about it for some time. However, my elder son, who lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, has a fabulous Instagram page that … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Chiang Mai Life, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Overexposed

I recently posted a Facebook status about artists being asked to use their work for free, with the promise of exposure or promotion. Another artist had directed me to the website of someone who makes a living as a coach … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, A Day on the Job, Artists' Issues, Thumbs Down, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Day in the Life: Inspiration VIII

For some time, I’ve been feeling uninspired under the pressure of financial disasters: nearly dead cat (had to have surgery), dead central air system, dead laptop, and medical bills that just keep accruing as I go to physical therapy twice … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, inspiration, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Inspiration VII—It’s for the Birds!

For bird lovers everywhere, and for many creative and artist types (like me), few things inspire us more than the beautiful creatures that inhabit our world with us. From the first robin of spring (haven’t seen one, yet…) to the … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life: Inspiration VI

I’ve always been attracted to metal work on a small scale, myself, but I’m blown away by what other artists and sculptors create. Sculptor John Lopez grew up in cowboy country on a ranch in western South Dakota. Now, on … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Day in the Life, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Day in the Life, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment