Tuesday, October 31, 2006

~ Variations on "Past Pieces"

Coming soon to Art166.com!

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Hi, guys!

Happy Halloween! (Now, gimme chocolate . . .)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

~ Heavy Metals

Coming soon to Art166.com or my "Small Works" Etsy shop!

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Thursday? Already?

I had such high hopes for this week's adventures in blogging. That is, until I realized that in two days I'm swapping out a dozen pieces in my local "real world" exhibit. Also, I've signed up for two Arts & Craft fairs within the next 30 days. I can't help myself!

So, instead of blogging, surfing, and indulging in my other low-stress Internet activities, I'm printing, cutting, matting, framing, designing and assembling my heart out!

The good news? (There always has to be good news --) The last time I was in such a creative frenzy, back in early September, the temperature in my studio/kitchen hovered at 100 degrees F and higher. Today, that room will measure a moderate 76-82 degrees. That's far from my preferred 65-70 degree comfort zone, but a world away from the sweltering, endless misery of the last six months. Whew!

I'll pop in here as time permits (I can only stay away so long), and should be on a more regular posting schedule by the end of November. I'm working on some great, unusual (of course!) pieces for the upcoming fairs. I'll show some of them off as they're completed.

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I'm offering 8"x10", 5"x7", 2.5" x 3.5" (ACEOs) and smaller, art prints for sale at the fairs (one of which will be held on a college campus). I'm open to suggestions as to which of my pieces (Art166.com) you think would be most appealing in these small sizes.

The dates for these fairs are November 10th & 20th and I'm hoping for nice, cool weather. We certainly don't have to worry about unexpected snowfall, but that would be so amazing!

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Thanks, as always, for your great comments on my last couple of posts. "Beyond" is particularly unusual, and it was great to see it so appreciated. I'm exhibiting it in Timo's Coffeehouse as of Saturday morning!

Now, I'm going back to work before I get too comfy on this couch. Later, guys!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

~ Beyond
Coming soon to Art166.com!

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The Backstory -

I dreamed I was staring, through a chain-link fence, at a vast expanse of vividly blue water and sky.

"Beyond" is what came of that dream.

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If you want to see somtheing freaky, check out "Quietly" from my last post, below. Then, have a look at Sandy's "To Touch a Unicorn" posting, here.

Freakazoidial, no?

Have a good browse while you're there. Sandy's blog is magical!

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Good news! My phone (the one I dropped in a pail of water on Friday) is working perfectly! I couldn't afford to replace it, so -- Yay!

Friday, October 20, 2006

~ Quietly
Coming soon to Art166.com!

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Friday's Drive-by Post

Today, already, I've had a gi-normous asthma attack, dropped my telephone into a bucket of dirty water, and made a critical math error while constructing a shipping carton for this piece, which was supposed to go out in this morning's mail.

All this on about 3 hours' sleep.

Woe is me.

Bygones . . .

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In better news, a local Good Samaritan (one Mr. Tony Mack) was in a grocery store parking lot when he spotted a man on a bicycle attempting to carjack a frightened looking woman.

When the bicycling bad-boy attempted to escape, Mr Mack pursued him, knocked him right off his getaway two-wheeler, tied the perp up with a shoelace, and brought him back to the scene of the crime, restraining him until the arrival of San Antonio's Finest.

The victim identified the suspect (who won't be winning the Tour de France anytime soon), and the hapless suspect has already confessed.

Kudos, Mr. Tony Mack! The human race needs more, just like you!

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Oh, today's image? After my less-than-stellar morning, I needed a quiet place.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

~ Past Pieces
Coming soon to Art166.com!

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"Past Pieces" reminds me of the countless hours I spent sitting on the hardwood floor of my grandmother's bedroom, making like Indiana Jones with her quilting "scrap bag".

The colors! The textures! The stories!

Did any 5-year-old ever have more fun?

P.S. This actual piece is designed to be printed BIG, but I think you can get some sense of it here. Don't forget to click for a larger view.

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I'm working on a special post for Monday's blog. It's one of those "how I spent my day" posts that has gotten completely out of control. In the meantime, I'll do a "fly by" post, everyday, for the next few days.

Enjoy the pics!

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Here are words I doubted I'd every speak again:

"Today, there's a chill in the air."

Really, there is! And, there are actual clouds accompanied by a refreshing breeze!

Yesterday, we hit our usual 90+ degree (F) temp. Today's high is predicted to be a breezy, wonderful, 68 degrees -- Christmas in October!

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Snoo, welcome back!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

~ Hill Country Morning

Available now at Art166.com!

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Early morning in the Texas Hill Country --

Today, we tumble back to earth . . .

Even I can't spend all my time with my head in the skies!

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I very much enjoyed all the great conversation generated by my last post. I'm honored that so many of you are willing to join me on my many flights of fancy.

Thanks, guys!

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I can't wait for tonight's premiere of "Friday Night Lights" on NBC. Not being a great fan of football, I wasn't originally very interested in this show. However, the gorgeous previews and great reviews I've read have completely won me over.

Monday night's "Heroes" has zoomed right to the top of my "must see" list, and I could use a great Tuesday night follow-up. "Friday Night Lights" could be the one!

I LOVE television! A great technological wasteland?

I think not!