Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Traveler

One of my favorite pieces from 2018 just happened to be the first one I started in 2018. It took several months for the entire piece to develop, but the head was sculpted during a session on Jan 1, 2018. I have learned thru the years that a character will tell me when it is ready to be finished.

Friday, November 9, 2018

2018, where have you gone.

One of my favorite lines from Dances with Wolves.....I'm sure someone back home is thinking, "Now why don't he write?"

So why don't he write? Looks like I dropped off the face of the earth for all of 2018. No posts here whatsoever. If you follow me elsewhere, you will know that while I have scaled back on my shows and etsy listings, I have still been active artistically. So why don't he write?

I was scheduled to exhibit at the first Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween in 2017, but fate stepped in and put me in the hospital with a nasty MRSA infection in my knee. Right before the show...all is well now after a surgery and full recovery with no lasting effects, and I was able to pull it all back together and participate in the 2nd Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween. It was a fantastic show, and I will certainly be back!

But why don't he write? 

II suppose I'm still working out the answer to that question.

Monday, February 13, 2017

I'm Baaaaack!

 Overdue update to my sorely neglected blog.....Seems I have regained some of my mojo. It has taken a while, but I believe the time away has allowed me to form a set of guidelines to work by, artistically speaking.
  • 1- Be true to my own style. I am unique in what I do, and I should play to my own strengths. 
  • 2- Only make things that I am truly engaged in. (no mindless "inventory"). Don't force the artistic process....take my time to get to know each piece, and let them build character. 

  • 3- Have fun. If it doesn't seem like fun, then why the heck am I doing it anyway? 
With these simple guidelines in mind, I have made the decision to limit my shows this year. At this point, I will only be exhibiting at The Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween (the reincarnation of Ghoultide Gathering)  I feel it is truly an honor to be invited to participate with this group of artists, and while it can be intimidating to show alongside such a talented group, I feel that participating pushes me to do my absolute best work.