Stream of Conscious Drawings with Longwinded Captions

Awhile ago I posted a drawing from my sketchbook with a lengthy caption about The Girl from Ipanema. Since then I have done more of this type of sketching and figured I would post a few more here. I will type out the captions underneath because there are good handwriting day and bad handwriting days.Continue reading “Stream of Conscious Drawings with Longwinded Captions”

New Book

Though I keep thinking I am finished making books for my upcoming exhibition at the Hickory Museum of Art in 2022, I find I am still coming up with thoughts that I can’t get out of my head until I make the book. So here is my latest one called Retreat. It is made insideContinue reading “New Book”

This Sunday: On Plants. A Zoom series on plants and the different ways artists relate to them.

You do not have to be an artist or an expert on plants to enjoy this upcoming series hosted by the Plastic Club. It will kick off this Sunday with a presentation I am giving on looking at the characteristics of leaves with an emphasis on trees. Many people enjoy plant journaling as a wayContinue reading “This Sunday: On Plants. A Zoom series on plants and the different ways artists relate to them.”

Succotash, Painting, Leisure Activities

This may seem like an odd combination of things but it is because last summer I gave a summary of a week’s activities and it was a week that we cleaned the carpet. Well, it is carpet cleaning day again so I figured that was a good reason to repeat that format and fortunately itContinue reading “Succotash, Painting, Leisure Activities”

The Neighborhood – The Final Version

I have been working on this piece for several years now. For awhile, it lived on a dowel and each house was on a string. But after awhile, that seemed awkward to display. Then I thought about making it a book and made fences to help the houses to connect together and stand up andContinue reading “The Neighborhood – The Final Version”

Artist Book Process

Many people are curious about how artists work. Some artist have a very linear process while others, like myself when I am working on a book, start with a concept and play with ideas and materials to see where things go. Below is a short video showing one particular aspect of a piece I haveContinue reading “Artist Book Process”

Local (?) History

Last week we went for a walk on a local greenway that features statues of prominent citizens from the area. While we did not get to see all the statues, the ones we did see were informative and impressive. The one I am choosing to feature here is because, though it is a local figure,Continue reading “Local (?) History”

The Potato ~ Tomato Adventure

For three years I worked on a small commercial farm in North Carolina. The main thing we farmed in the summer were tomatoes. I do not recall how many rows we planted but the rows were between 50 to 100 yards long. Let’s put it this way, there were more than one row! In addition,Continue reading “The Potato ~ Tomato Adventure”