Sunday, January 31, 2010

the dance of art...cha


At CHA (Craft & Hobby Show) I did a book signing for "In This Garden" at the Quarry booth and hung out with some new and old art Friends.
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I did an interview for Creativity Knocks 
 Was caught on Suzi Cam  

Then walked around to see all the new art products soon to hit the shelves of your favorite art store. It does make you want to make art...right NOW!
And I will show you what I have been up to in my next post...stay tuned!

Monday, January 25, 2010

today I was a cow...

I did the voice of Wow Cow today for a cartoon titled "Special Red Dress". It's a Christmas tale meant for the young crowd that should be airing later this year. I love doing voice work...and this was with a great group of might recognize some of them.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

my world...

I've been asking for some rain. My roses had been pruned and it has been a crisp and clear 70' after the holidays. I really wanted a couple of rainy days...just to wash the flowers faces and bathe in the raindrops of a new year. I think my British roots show through in this kind of weather and I dig my umbrella. After it rains and the sun peeks is so refreshing to just breathe... a good way to start the new year I think.

In May of last year I went on a European cruise as a speaker...when I returned I had promised to post some pictures in the near future...but life just took off when I returned and I never got around to it. But being the Virgo I am, I have not forgotten that promise and I have picked a few pix from that colorful adventure and decided to post a few random images on this rainy day just for fun...Hopefully you will have fun looking at them and the color and design will in some small way inspire you. Art is indeed in every little thing in the world around us...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

No. 4 done and dusted...

EAST COAST 15' degrees

WEST COAST 76' degrees

I'm not complaining...but I would like to wear my sweaters...
Some old modeling test shots.

Friday, January 01, 2010

questions about angels...

Of all the questions you might want to ask
About angels, the only one you ever hear
Is how many can dance on the head of a pin.

No curiosity about how they pass the eternal time
Besides circling the Throne chanting in Latin
Or delivering a crust of bread to a hermit on earth
Or guiding a boy and girl across a rickety wooden bridge.

Do they fly through God’s body and come out singing?
Do they swing like children from the hinges
Of the spirit world saying their names backwards and forwards?
Do they sit alone in little gardens changing colors?

What about their sleeping habits, the fabric of their robes,
Their diet of unfiltered divine light?
What goes on inside their luminous heads? Is there a wall
these tall presences can look over and see hell?

If an angel fell off a cloud, would he leave a hole
In a river and would the hole float along endlessly
Filled with the silent letters of every angelic word?

If an angel delivered the mail, would he arrive
In a blinding rush of wings or would he just assume
The appearance of the regular mailman and
Whistle up the driveway reading the postcards?

No, the medieval theologians control the court.
The only question you ever hear is about
The little dance floor on the head of a pin
Where halos are meant to converge and drift invisibly.

It is designed to make us think in millions,
Billions, to make us run out of numbers and collapse
Into infinity, but perhaps the answer is simply one:
One femaile angel dancing alone in her stocking feet,
A small jazz combo working in the background.

She sways like a branch in the wind, her beautiful
Eyes closed, and the tall thin bassist leans over
To glance at his watch because she has been dancing
Forever, and now it is very late, even for musicians.

by Billy Collins...
I wish I had written this....