Addictive, Sheer Fun … Monoprinting

Addictive, yes.  But in a such a good way! This is the kind of Addiction, that is good for us.     Monotypes and Monoprints These were the focus for this week’s process…. at work.   They are two of the best techniques that I’ve used in sessions that always help participants let loose. ToContinue reading “Addictive, Sheer Fun … Monoprinting”

Monotype in Red

How to get more impact and drama into an art work? A fast and simple method is to use black and white, with red. Red, has Power!         This is the original monotype…. It is interesting.  Good design. Nice tonal values.  Good perimeter edges. But,  I do much prefer the impact ofContinue reading “Monotype in Red”

Patterns In Black and White

As much as I Love color….. sometimes black and white art images can appeal just as much to me. Floral Pattern Black and White Inspired by a vase overfilled with flowers, this monotype is completely pattern based. It is an abstract, most definitely. And as such, I thought it would make a great design forContinue reading “Patterns In Black and White”

Close Your Eyes, for just a moment

Too busy, too rushed. Its like this nearly every Holiday isn’t it? But here, is a wonderful thing I can do – so can you, to bring a moment of calm to the holiday hustle. Just… close your eyes.     Calm… Closing your eyes 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds. Of eyes closed. LettingContinue reading “Close Your Eyes, for just a moment”

Love: we don’t need another gadget

The most enduring possession we have or could ask for: Love We don’t need another gadget.  Another cup. Another ‘thing.’ What most of us seriously – really need. Is Love.     Love Love is, compassion. And mercy and empathy. I often heard my father say to us, “Until you walk a mile in theirContinue reading “Love: we don’t need another gadget”

Simplicity: Red Roses, Blue Vase

Minimal. Simplicity. My chosen words for the day.   Those words,  I feel suit my mood and the dialogue. Less. Is More.       Red Roses The flowers,  are portions –  from my fish shop’s wonderful rose bouquet of yesterday.   I have used  my photographs that I took at the shop.  I haveContinue reading “Simplicity: Red Roses, Blue Vase”