some.some.some.summer

So the ‘official’ start of summer was eons ago the unofficial mark is today, the 4th of July. We had our first hurricane, ART. appropriate.

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A lighthouse seems like the perfect ART piece to celebrate summer. I will be painting some big dogs today, and just finished a really romantic commission from groom to bride, but will wait until after the wedding to share that one – surprises are important !

So enjoy your day and your summer season – we have already vacationed and have some things to attend to – freshman orientation at Virginia Tech, summer soccer training, and maybe some just plain laying by the pool.

Flight and doodling

Doodling is many things- relaxation, art form, unconscious entertainment and for me a flight mechanism . If i want to leave the present – just for a few minutes- i let the pen take over .

seeing that Butterflies are the essence of flight , they seem to make an appropriate subject matter !

Hope your day is filled with a moment or two of flight – even if its just a martini in the backyard with your bestest buddy.

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here is what I like about summer

Sometimes, nothing matters. It is a good and a bad feeling at the same time, we are going with the ‘good’ here. Here are two mixed media pieces. the first was actually the bottom piece – you know the one with the star fish that looks good. The lettering got screwed up becuase my faithful companion (the furry one) nudged me with the pen in my hand while I was writing – he needed a bone and it made no difference to him what I was doing. (He is truly a canine child.) So I ripped off the bad part and set about making a ‘new’ flat copy. Then I suddenly realized that I could rebuild the tide with other ‘mistakes’. I like it, but there really isn’t room for any lettering. So I finished the other one.  (The shadows are n’t actually on the top piece, the flat scanner made them because the waves on the bottom piece made it.

Starfish at the Beach

Starfish at the Beach, aux Deux