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”

Another, More Accurate View of Yesterday’s Post

Yesterday I posted an image of my new desk and some of the things on top of it. Today, I am giving you more of a true to life action shot. So here we are, all set up and working. Cat on the mat, cup o’ tea, weeds to study, field guides, etc. And….the realContinue reading “Another, More Accurate View of Yesterday’s Post”

Not the Still Life I Set Out to Write About

This post was originally going to be called Still Life with Weeds and it was going to talk about the weeds in the jar. But after looking at some of the things on my desk I decided to change course. So we will talk about the jar of weeds in my next post. First, theContinue reading “Not the Still Life I Set Out to Write About”

Cookie Cutter House Project Summary

I began the Cookie Cutter House Project early in 2018.  Though I have long been obsessed with the image of houses and buildings in my work, the act of relocating added another aspect to my thoughts on the topic of housing and community.  I started to make paintings and artist books on the topic.  IContinue reading “Cookie Cutter House Project Summary”

More Cookie Cutter House Artwork

This first painting, Little Pink Houses, was the first piece I finished for this project.  I have posted the image before but never wrote anything about the work and there is a good reason for that.  Often, it takes time before I realize why I made something.  When I first finished this painting, I thoughtContinue reading “More Cookie Cutter House Artwork”

The Neighborhood: Completed Artwork

So here is the finished work.  Thank you all for your comments on the last post of this as it was in progress. I decided on a horizontal format and it is currently hanging on a dowel which I have come to realize is a quick answer to hanging most artwork that is not framed.Continue reading “The Neighborhood: Completed Artwork”

What is Home to Nikki Hansen

  Nikki Hansen was born in Elmer, NJ (when dinosaurs roamed the earth, or at least before the tiny local hospital splurged on air conditioning).  She currently lives in Glassboro, NJ. For me, “home” isn’t necessarily anchored in a single dwelling but is more the mental embodiment of comfort, beauty, joy, safety, memory, stimulation andContinue reading “What is Home to Nikki Hansen”

What is Home to Diane Podolsky

Diane was born in Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in North Carolina. Home for me is a connection to my physical surroundings which not only encompasses visual stimuli but smells, sounds, etc. But since we are dealing with images for this project, I will talk about visual stimuli. My favorite story about how sensory stimuli liveContinue reading “What is Home to Diane Podolsky”

What is Home to Jane B. Miluski

  Jane B. Miluski was born in Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in Wallingford, PA Home for me is a a big pot of soup and a fine fat cat.  I live in the same house that my family moved into in July, 1937 when I was nine months old. I have been fortunate toContinue reading “What is Home to Jane B. Miluski”