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”

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”

In-Closures

Art Museum Installation by Grace Leal and Nancy Seib The Brevard Art Museum invited my friend, Grace, and me to do a collaborative installation.   We were excited about it and brain-stormed for weeks, but there seemed to be no merging of minds.  We finally came to the conclusion that we were two (too) strong artistsContinue reading “In-Closures”

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”

Teenagers

Well, you want them to think for themselves, don’t you? Well, don’t you?  Not really.  You want them to take your valuable advice and not drive you crazy.  I have wonderful children.  They made it out of those years alive and well and I love them dearly.  But, really, those were difficult times! All ofContinue reading “Teenagers”

Other Windows

After posting the last blog called “Windows”, I started noticing how many of my art works included windows.  This painting of clouds includes a photo I took of my feet (my best feature, by the way).  I framed them in a window which I placed in a cloud. My husband’s daughter, Barbara, wants me toContinue reading “Other Windows”

Fibromyalgia

This artwork called “Still-life at 3 AM” was a result of being in pain.  When I was in my late 30’s, I began to have more and more pain, especially at night in my legs.  That made getting a good night’s sleep almost impossible.  I have always been a “sensitive” type, cutting labels out ofContinue reading “Fibromyalgia”