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GROUP THINK!

GROUP THINK! We've all heard that two heads are better than one, right?  But art is a lonely profession.  Any kind of art.  Any medium.  You (the artist) alone can think it, visualize it, plan it, create it.  Often, having others around impedes the process.  It's all...

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KEEPING IT REAL

KEEPING IT REAL This has been a busy and interesting week.  Seems like I have accomplished a lot, even though I haven't gone anywhere, although I will tomorrow.  So, what did I do?  Mostly, it concerned behind-the-scenes work. First, for a couple of weeks I have been...

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DARE TO TRUST

DARING TO TRUST Here in the mountains of Virginia where I live, the timber, or canebrake rattlesnake is often found.  It is a shy snake, preferring to be left alone, and would rather remain hidden or slither quietly away than fight, unless forced to.  But, would you...

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LIVING ON THE EDGE

LIVING ON THE EDGE Centuries ago, mankind used to believe that the world was flat, and one could sail off the edge into the Great Abyss if one weren't careful and got too far from land.  Most mariners dared not venture too far out to sea, but found ways to operate...

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WHAT KIND OF LEGACY ARE WE LEAVING?

WHAT KIND OF LEGACY ARE WE LEAVING? Have you ever thought about that?  Have you wondered what, if anything, anyone will remember you for after you're gone?  Even your family members?  I know my kids won't give a rip that the clothes in my closet were arranged in the...

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WASTED BREATH

WASTED BREATH This isn't the usual type of post I write, but for the last few days, as I've considered Sarah's story while I've been going through the editing process, I felt compelled to share what I intend to become the "CONCLUSION" of my book.  As a matter of fact,...

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DITCH THE GPS — YOU NEED A MAP!

DITCH THE GPS -- YOU NEED A MAP! Everybody knows when they go on road trips, if they are venturing into unknown territory, they need directions.  Most people today rely on GPS.  GPS is great, and I love it!  Why would I, or anyone else, need a map?  Because a map...

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HOOK THAT “KILLER” TITLE!

HOOK THAT "KILLER" TITLE! Anybody out there like to fish?  I sure do!  I know that once a fish takes your bait, it has two options:  it can let the bait go, or bite too hard and catch the hook.  But you might not know which it is, so if you want to make sure you catch...

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BITING AT THE “HOOK”

BITING AT THE "HOOK" Writing a book has been an interesting and educational experience!  Why didn't I learn some of this in commercial art at VCU?  I certainly understand the concepts!  Alas, I have never written a book before, so there was no personal application to...

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IN THE BEGINNING…CARTOONS??

IN THE BEGINNING…CARTOONS?? PROBLEM – How do you get that perfect design pattern on your art paper without ruining it? AMPLIFY – I think, as beginning artists, we all go through situations similar to this:  You want to paint that perfect figure, or scenic composition,...

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NOOOO……… NOT COLORED CHALK!

NOOOO......... NOT COLORED CHALK! A couple days ago a person from a local arts council where I maintain a membership was viewing my art prior to hanging some in their exhibition area.  She made the observation that she never thought of pastels having such bold,...

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THE ART OF MAKING ART IN A BOOK

THE ART OF MAKING ART IN A BOOK Yes, that's what I'm engaged in right now.  Who thought putting a book together was an art?  I never gave it much thought before.  Until I had to do it myself!  There is so much to writing I never knew!  Ever since I was in high school...

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1 Comment

  1. jkimble

    I love your beautiful artwork.

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