Hipster sketch, 1-1-16

The Challenge

So I’ve proven I can’t keep an up-to-date blog. This is why I can’t have nice things.  Actually, this is the very thing that keeps me from making New Year’s resolutions. I’m a squirrel, and I know it. I guess after 40+ years of life, I spend each year watching others say they’re going to […]

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You choose your mess

I’ve been sketching, thinking, gel-mediuming (yes, I just made that up,) watching, wishing, transferring, adhering, painting, soaking, repainting, cussing, sealing, waiting, crying, redoing, repainting and cursing for weeks upon weeks lately. In those multiple weeks, I’ve stared at eleven cradled panels (and at 16″ x 12″ they’re much larger than my usual 4″ x 4″ […]

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Sharing the Abyss with Robin

“What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before.” ~Chris Nielsen as portrayed by Robin Williams. (What Dreams May Come, 1998) What Dreams May Come—derived from the book with the same name was written by Richard Matheson. This movie is about the Nielsen family who loses, two children in a car crash. Annie, […]

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Remember. [ArtHouse’s Sketchbook Project]

As I did last year, I’m continuing to take part in The Sketchbook Project: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/ If you’re feeling extra spry, you can get a look at last year’s submission by going here: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/users/waters-color-studio/artwork I’m not particularly pleased with last year’s sketchbook, since I literally shoved it through my studio in less than a week. The deadline […]

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Good riddance 2011. Welcome 2012.

2011 brought a wave of personal craziness, and I for one have never been more ready to leave a year than this one. However, with craziness comes sweet fodder for an awesome art fire (which is what I call burning creativity within me—that is “art fire”). Some of these pieces are finished, and many others just […]

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