Hearts

Our art group occasionally suggests a project for the group.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, Barbara suggested “Hearts.”  No one has ever accused me of being overly sweet or sentimental, so I greeted this idea with some skepticism and a slight hint of rebellion.  However, on contemplation and with a desire to be a good sport,Continue reading “Hearts”

Rabbits and Bunnies

I refuse to be labeled as “the rabbit artist”, but that’s what I have become. I hate cutesy objects, and yet, I must have been drawn, for some unknown reason, to the little child’s bunny pull-toy at the estate sale. Furthermore, why did I choose the larger rabbit holding the pail and carrot, with thatContinue reading “Rabbits and Bunnies”

Guns, Guns, and more Guns

One morning, while driving to visit my husband at the nursing home, I noticed a huge crowd at the Civic Center.  Cars had filled both parking lots and spilled over into adjacent fields and on to the streets.  I looked at the marquee which read:  “GUN SHOW.”  I slowed down and noticed a man withContinue reading “Guns, Guns, and more Guns”

The Gulf War

Hidden away in the corner of my studio is a large Plexiglas cube with a gas mask inside. To explain about this artwork, one has to look back to the first President Bush and the first Gulf War, called “Operation Desert Storm”. After Iraq invaded Kuwait, a coalition of countries and the United States, invadedContinue reading “The Gulf War”

Remembering President Obama

There is a magnet on my refrigerator, with President Obama’s image, that says I am a member of his honorary kitchen cabinet.  I remember the impression he made on me when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.  I told my son then that this man was going to be our next president. Continue reading “Remembering President Obama”

Cigar Box Assemblages

There’s something about a box.  My grandmother from Mississippi loved to send packages.  It was so exciting to open it and see what she had sewn for me and my sister.  I remember matching outfits in yellow for Easter.  She even made hats for us from the parachute her son had used in World WarContinue reading “Cigar Box Assemblages”

Mica Mountain

When I was visiting with childhood friends, Mary and Milam, in my home state of Alabama, I mentioned I mentioned a photographic collage technique using mica.  Milam, Mary’s husband, said that he had lots of mica on his property, and then he left the room while Mary and I reminisced. After a while he returnedContinue reading “Mica Mountain”

The Search for Resolution

They say that artists must suffer.  This painting is evidence of that.  I will share with you the various experimental stages it went through in its “Search for Resolution”.  It started its life as an abstraction.  (I don’t have photos of the first two stages.)  But, it seemed that all this “light from the heavensContinue reading “The Search for Resolution”

UNIVERSE of the MIND

Many artists depend on the “magic to happen” when they work, but I have always let my conscious mind get into the act, way too early.  I often start with a pre-conceived idea and then I try to find a way to work toward that idea.  This often leads to something closer to an illustrationContinue reading “UNIVERSE of the MIND”