It’s that season again! Time to showcase my husband’s mini sculptures lovingly carved from our family’s discarded Christmas trees. He’s created over thirty of these sculptures. Each honors the tree, a memory and our family. I’m picking up where I left off last year, at 1994. This is Niles The Tile Fish. I know the year …
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Hi Everyone! A previous post that I’ve polished up a bit, is making a guest appearance over at Vision and Verb. Vison and Verb is a wonderful blog, and I’m so glad to have discovered it via a fellow blogger, when I clicked on his link to Vision and Verb.
Ya know how you see figures and creatures in marble, wood grains and shadows? Below is an example of a sketchbook entry where I’m actively pulling out what I see, in an effort to allow others to see the same thing. I’ll try to clarify: The first two images are from my new sketchbook. I’ve …
My wonderful Dad has Alzheimer’s. Like my Dad, I tend to look back a lot at scattered moments. One I will never forget is opening my birthday gift this year, from my Dad. With the help of his caregiver and my Mom, my Dad was able and proud to gather, wash and paint ordinary rocks. They …
The last in my three-part SPRING uplift;)
I forget every year how intoxicating spring really is. I’m grateful for another one.
Our Owl Mascot
Otis symbolizes many good memories of our kid’s elementary school. It was then, a small neighborhood school which was warm, diverse and caring, under the leadership of a terrific principal who greeted each child and parent every morning and at dismissal by name. An owl is still the school mascot. My husband carved this one …
BIG KIDS Magazine:Rachel and Me
My artist friend Rachel is seventeen years old. It’s difficult to assign a chronological age to this young woman because she is both wise beyond her years and as uninhibited in her creativity as a pre-schooler. That’s how I knew she was the perfect candidate to collaborate with me on this illustration for BIG KIDS Magazine. …
BIG KIDS Magazine: Interview
Last post was an introduction to the fabulous Big Kids’s Magazine. This link connects you to the homepage of the BIG blog. You might say that BIG KIDS Magazine discovered my blog for young artists called Portrait of a Girl and Her Art. Lily (one of the creators), left a wonderful comment and requested that I take …
BIG KIDS Magazine!
Exciting stuff. Lots of excitement…where to begin…..Big Kids Magazine. Go on, have a click on the link, then come on back. Back? Did the animation alone take you to the most magical of creative places? It literally takes me to a place where my creative energies start a-jumping. Now imagine riding that creative …
Two new posts spotlighting creativity on Portrait of a Girl. Exciting artists from age seven to young adult. Plus new young art on the ART SHARE page.
Young Artist Sites
This is part of a repost from my blog for young artists. I thought it might be exciting to share with you some excellent examples of exemplary online presence and some terrific work by very young artists. Their ages span from pre-teen to young adult. The sites below are three brilliant examples of what very …
Apart from the cringing ache of hearing my voice in the voiceover, the trailer for Portrait of a Girl and Her Art was a joy to make. Many thanks to the artists for their vibrant contributions and thanks to my son Julian for his music. If you don’t already know about my book and are …
One of the great gifts I received this Christmas is a portrait, of me. A tiny little gem of a portrait by Scott Hamilton, known around the world as artboy68. Scott’s mission is to create 100 portraits in 20 weeks. He’s more than halfway to his goal now, and moving forward admirably. Click on …
A Hope Wish for the Holidays
Wishing every one of you kind, interesting and creative friends a holiday wish.. The one wish that is dearest to you. The one that you scarcely allow yourself to acknowledge. The truest most beautiful hope you can conjure. I’m hoping it comes true for you.
Christmas Tree Stump Carving
This is Robin the seahorse from our 1985 Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Carvings
Marina is our 1984 Christmas tree stump carving.
Christmas Tree Penguin
This is Magellan, our Christmas tree stump carving from 1983.
The Shadow Knows..
Potatoes LOVE me!
My potatoes do love me. The reverse has always been true, but today as I reached down into a bag of especially fine tubers (organic of course), my secret message tumbled forth. I adore my potatoes and now I am assured that the feeling is mutual.