When I was working for a ministry, making a very low income in the early 1990s, my brother Doug stepped in as an art benefactor, offering me hundreds of dollars to buy art supplies to continue painting in my free time. Extremely generous and kind-hearted, don't you think?? I took him up on his offer, and asked him what I could paint for him. He said, “Something blue for my living room.” I came up with an angular pastel blues combo using fabric paints-- it was a disaster that neither of us liked, lol. I didn't know what else to do, and this blue painting was forgotten... Doug passed away in 2012, but his birthday was yesterday, June 26. He would have been 57. I made this with Doug in mind. “Blue Fire for Doug”. Have you ever created something with a loved one in mind?
Experimenting with new techniques in Photoshop using the tools from Creators Couture tutorial here.
Took a photo of Mom from her Fredonia State Teachers College Graduation in 1960 and gave it paintinerly effect! My father took this photo of Mom before they were married. Dad was 26, Mom 21.
Playing around in Photoshop-- This is so much fun. I get lost in the colors!
Mac and friends wish the Class of 2020 a
My blog is 10 years-old this month!
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I realize this is a visual diary of sorts, and has served the purpose of keeping me creating in simple ways by sharing my current projects, life events, photos, and writing. I have loved it!
After Evan and I married in 2007, in addition to building our new lives together, we had no idea we were entering a season of tremendous stress and loss. During the next eleven years both our fathers, our uncles, my brother, my mother, my aunt, two cousins, and two beloved pets passed away. We also lost my sister-in-law, niece and nephew to divorce. Dark and difficult times to navigate, indeed. Perhaps you have you been there?
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A visual diary
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Books / Writing
Central New York
Dad New Hyde Park
Dad - New Hyde Park
Little Red Riding Hood
New Projects Collages
New Projects - Collages
New York City
Nj Scbwi 2010 Conference
Snow / Ice
Snow / Ice
Swayze Mill Park
Swayze Mill Pond
Tall Ships Celebration 2010
Tribute To Mom
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Work In Progress