cat won’t let me art

i have a commission to do, a beautiful little girl. Medium requested is pastel. As soon as i put the photograph on the table. Judah sits on it. Above is the photograph i took of her. Judah did leave me in peace once he realized how dusty pastels are. He knew i was finished &…

Oliver meets the big dogs

I think Nikon should test their VR NIKKOR lens in low light, while holding onto a puppies leash to see if the VR (vibration reduction) really works. Again, i am posting images that are out of focus, but they are too cute not to show. Even though my pup looks… …I got Oliver from the…

a string of broken hearts

oh, we all have them. We all have our first love & we have all had our hearts broken. When we fall in love, it feels like our hearts have grown larger. Some of us have loved only once, others have loved many times. To love…is to trust. Some of us have given our hearts…

“hold me closer, tiny dancer…”

via “hold me closer, tiny dancer…” This is my daughter. She used to let me play dress up with me. Alas she is 16 & far too busy to let me take more. soon though…she give in.

the things people make

This isn’t everything i saw that day. The Pepper Place Farmer’s Market was a sprawling plethora of eye candy. Here are some of the local artists that set up camp that Saturday morning. ┬áThis is what America doesn’t know about Alabama…the good stuff.

Burntisland, Scotland

These images were taken by a friend of mine who lives in Scotland. I saw Graeme’s images on facebook & then begged him to share. A wee bio of Graeme: “My name is Graeme & I’m an amateur photographer living in the small seaside town of Burntisland, on Scotland’s east coast. My favourite subjects are…

fail proof abstract painting for kids

Oil pastels base is oil, wax is the base of crayons. both refuse to accept water. the old oil & water don’t mix is proven in this wonderful fun art project. i begin the class with showing the children a cup with veggie oil & add water…kids love to watch them separate. i then explain…

the coolest secret paint around

it is enamel paint. it adheres to almost EVERYTHING & comes in amazing colors. AND it’s usually about $1.00 for each color. this was a plain wooden dreidel (I’m Jewish). Should i share my secret? it is cheap nail polish. before you put your nose in the air because you think it isn’t real art…give…

King David teaches photography

with the help of the sun. One image is bathed in late afternoon sun. Photographers call it the golden hour. i took one image when the golden light bathed King David in gold. seconds later the sun disappeared behind the clouds. turning him much cooler. i didnt edit the colors, because i wanted to show…

Art cats & their creators…

The girls are my Friday Afternoon art class. This is the completion of their amazing drawings of their cats. Doodle cats W/color