Category Archives: Art

A Miss for the Moonbegotten

I spent part of yesterday afternoon painting colorful little circles on a small canvas. The endeavor was part of an art lesson in which the leader was explaining the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors. While it … Continue reading

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Stage Terror

Last night, we went to see a theater production of Arsenic and Old Lace, the second of three performances. Tomorrow’s matinée will bring the run to an end. We know several of the people who had roles in the play, … Continue reading

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The Smoke of Creativity

When a man’s mind compels his hands to create art but his hands fail to deliver what the mind demands, his passion may morph into rage. Not an unrestrained external rage that endangers bystanders, but a smoldering animosity that sears his brain as if … Continue reading

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Taking Shortcuts to Mediocrity

Last night, I adapted a tried-and-true (if overly simple and insufficiently spicy) recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo. I adapted the recipe in several ways, the two most obvious deviations being the substitution of cod for shrimp and cauliflower for rice. … Continue reading

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Satisfying Hunger with Paint

I am posting here several photos, some of which already found their way online via Facebook, that illustrate how  I satisfy my hungers by painting with food. Let me explain. Later. Look at the images and read the captions, as … Continue reading

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Negative Space

Negative space. That’s an interesting concept. The term refers to the space around and between one or more subjects of a visual image; it’s the space that surrounds an image. To an artist—and others who understand the concept in an … Continue reading

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Kilns and Flights and Preference for Empty Space

Yesterday, I went to the sculpture studio early and spent a short while working on a bust that’s in the same visual style as many of my masks; odd and alien. For many reasons, not the least of which was … Continue reading

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Man of Many Faces

I’m playing with a smart phone app, Prisma. Here are various treatments of the same photo that I manipulated earlier (using MS Paint) to wash the background with a “psychedelic” memory; subsequent to the MS Paint manipulation, I used Prisma … Continue reading

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Fruitless Pursuit

I awoke at just after 3 this morning with the expectation that I would conquer the world before daylight. This did not occur. I attempted my conquest only to be repelled by rational thought and struck by the reality that … Continue reading

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Mask Photo Summary

For purposes of keeping a photographic record of the masks I’ve made, here are all the ones I’ve completed and two in the works. I have two more awaiting raku firing (I have no pictures) and I believe I have … Continue reading

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Creative Glazing

Today has not been much of a day for writing, but it has been a day for thinking and other creative endeavors.  For instance, I raku fired the two masks below today. The one on top was glazed with copper … Continue reading

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Art is Light

The last few days, my “art” of writing has taken back seat to other arts: acting, directing, set design, glass blowing, wood turning, pottery, et al.  On Saturday, while my wife and her sister enjoyed a sculpture tour of Hot … Continue reading

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And It Does

Our neighbors drove the three of us (my wife, my sister-in-law, and me) to Hot Springs for the First Friday Gallery Walk last night.  The guy is an accomplished artist in his own right; their house is flush with his … Continue reading

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And then everything changed

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Today began dull and blank, but it grew better over time, the way days sometimes do. I was able to do more in my pottery class than I expected. Inasmuch as today was the next-to-last class of the semester, and … Continue reading

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Oh, My Tiki, What Have I Done?

Yesterday was to be a day of finish-up at the pottery studio.  A short stint, it was to be, of raku firing my hideous tiki head and glazing my last slab pot.  I got it done, but it was no short stint. … Continue reading

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