Archive for March, 2011
This rare watermelon bird is flying on over to Karen Gilbert’s house. Karen makes beautiful jewelry see her work here.
Speaking of rare birds, have you heard Steve Martin’s Band? Their new album titled “Rare Bird Alert” is getting rave reviews. If you like the banjo and folk music, give a listen!
My friend Luna tweeted this video by the funny Ilanya who receives advice from the Dalai Llama.
When recently asked what the secret to success is Deepak Chopra replied, don’t strive for success strive for excellence.
Its dreary out and I’m not feeling very energetic but I’m striving for a little excellence today, in all the smallest of tasks ahead. Errrr did I just say that, maybe I’ll wait to do taxes until tomorrow 😀
18 x 26 oil on canvas
I have not listed anything on ebay in a couple of years so I figured its about time.
Surrounded is a 12 x 12 in oil painting with a very low starting bid at 50.00. There is 3 days remaining on the auction, I plan to list at least a couple more pieces. This is the link to my ebay account:
Ever feel like a fish out of water? I think I have always felt that way. Never having fit into into various types of groups, or belief systems. I have always valued thinking for myself, and not just accepting what I was taught or told as a child. I’m not so “main stream” I’m a bit of an odd ball or a “fish out of water”. The painting has a bigger connotation in that it suggests embracing differences and there is more to this idea that has to do with needing air, but I haven’t quite figured it out yet.
36 inches by twelve inches
Many years ago when I was in college and majoring in photography for a minute I did a series of images of my niece Alicia who was about ten years old if I remember correctly. I dressed her up in a pretty dress I had that was too big for her but she still looked cute, and I used an alternative photographic process to create the images on watercolor paper. An emulsion is painted onto the surface and the image is transferred via a huge transparency, ie a positive. After it dried I worked back into the image with watercolor paint. one image was superimposed over another to create the surreal effect of a house within the figure, its all very old school as the digital technologies was not available then so everything was done by hand. I took several photographs of some local Victorian style houses that were close to San Jose State University where I studied, I have always enjoyed the unique intricacies of victorians.
I re discovered these images over the weekend while I was scanning slides with “Fotolite” from Brookstone, a cool tool