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Forest Adventure: Mask Portrait in Process

Forest Adventure is my recent portrait painting in process. Lately, I’ve been on a roll with portrait painting, so I decided to use one of my photographs as the inspiration for this new painting. My daughter, Elya, painted this mask and is … Continue reading

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live towards the light

live towards the light is a mixed media piece that addresses the artistic soul’s dark side. Those times when cloaks of confusion, anxiety, and despair fall over your heart, mind, and soul. Depression runs in my artistic family, and I know … Continue reading

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Moon Dancing

We creative sorts are destined to be moon dancers, people who envision the impossible and dance upon the unreachable, dreams as distant as the moon. We spent an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about what could happen in our artistic … Continue reading

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Summer Rain Mixed Media

Summer Rain is a mixed media piece I created to visually express a song I wrote after visiting Barry and Kay Johnson in Sarasota, Florida. Kay brought out their photo albums, and we reminisced those early years when we danced … Continue reading

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Flowers, Photography, and Photoshop

Here’s a few tips on how to photograph flowers and then alter the images with Photoshop to create a soft, romantic mood. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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Give the Gift of Mixed Media

If you’re looking for a creative gift, try making a mixed media collage using photos of your loved ones. I created this first mixed media, “Forever,” using a background of acrylic paints, lace, vintage-style tissue paper, and Golden Gel Medium. … Continue reading

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Why I Create Art

“I love your art work…it is truly an expression of your soul at this time.” My friend Donna’s words expressed one of the many reasons why I create art. When the soul rumbles so deeply inside that I can’t express … Continue reading

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