Decisions Decisions

Arched Woman 2 Original Rocket-propelled turtles or serious statements on womanhood?  I find that there are two very different people in my head who tend not to agree on much.  This isn’t new.  This is an old story of mine.  Actually, I’m thankful there’s only two duking it out up there at the moment.  This morning, I find myself in a very quiet house with a very quiet cup of coffee with no apparent opinion on the matter.  Dudley is also tightlipped on the issue and so I’m on my own. At the moment, I have quite a few balls...

The Gladiola

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, life will turn around and give you a nice big kick in the teeth.  In the last few weeks, there haven’t been solid kicks for me but more like little flicks on the center of the forehead, just enough to make me take notice.  There have a been a few dozen little flicks to the head for me lately, all of which stopped me in my tracks but only a few that have stayed with me – bizarre little circumstances and moments and news all unrelated but strung together resulting in a clearer sense of priority....

Let In Some Light

Last Friday evening, I was pleased to show some of my work in a local First Friday festivity.  One of the most popular pieces which was quickly purchased by one of my most faithful patrons was a work in charcoal.  I had created the piece with a technique I’ve loved since college which involves taping off the paper or canvas, filling the entire area with as much charcoal as you can manage and then working with a trusty kneaded eraser to pull away the charcoal and reveal an image.  In the end, you have an image created by an eager...