Saturday, April 27, 2013

Did Picasso Have an Artist Statement? Part 2

Pablo Picasso
(the first few lines of the note...)

"I can hardly understand the importance given to the word research in connection with modern painting. In my opinion to search means nothing in painting.

To find is the thing.

Nobody is interested in following a man who, with his eyes fixed on the ground, spends
his life looking for the purse that fortune should put in his path. The one who finds
something no matter what it might be, even if his intention were not to search for it, at
least arouses our curiosity, if not our admiration."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sliding into an Evening

It's been a day of mudslides, mowing hills, chainsaws, pulled wires, customs forms, nipped toes, hugs, smiles, a beer, and my little hidden corner.

A good day all around :)

Friday, April 19, 2013


AKAR Yunomi Invitational 2013

For the past 5 years I've enthusiastically watched this particular parade go by. Every year it's a carrot dangling in-front of my nose.

I know I'm not alone when I look at all the amazing works by so many of our contemporaries, both favorites and unknowns, and day dream seeing my work there among them, (they even have little red dots!)

But every year I just don't ask, so there's no disappointment in being turned away, but alas there's no swooning success either.

But this year is different....

It's my daydream, so here are a teaser of what I would have LOVED to put in the parade!
And just like at the show, they are for sale! 

Head on over to my ETSY for a closer look.

(PS the NaKAR is for "Not quite akar", only said with love...)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Patti Smith's advice to the young

Stop what you are doing and listen....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

CUPS Show at Forth and Clay

One of my personal measures of success is being invited to play with the big kids...  9 works are headed to the show and they are nothin but fine!

Save the Date! May Cups sale!
May 4th through June 2nd

Rosie & the Originals - Angel Baby

I've heard this song haunting my evenings for 24 years...

Sweet sentiments for drifting off...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Looking for a Dream to Hang my Hat on (Part 1)

It's been a tumultuous past few days of sitting and thinking about how it's not the "place" that makes a community work, it's how the individuals in the community decide to work together that make it either function to the benefit of everyone or simply fall apart.

With enough cash, you can find and pay for the "best" of the best. Fill it full of anything and everything you've ever dreamed of...

But it'll still an empty shell without the dreamers to breathe it into life. Sure you can go it alone like the fable of the Atomic Artist. But to live and work exclusively in isolation is a sentence, not a victory.

Finding other artists that need to be carried and coddled is easy enough, I think I even fall in to that category all too often.

 But the gold is in finding confident partners to stand with. Partners that will lift each other up. Partners that challenge each others ideas while helping feed and push towards growth.  It's finding the working partners that are the key, not to just to the endever of the Arts, but life and Love...

A simple view point, but it's taken me a long time to grasp the complexity of it's significance.

It's time to start dreaming again.