Archive for 2019

4 Parts of a Painting

Friday, July 12th, 2019

After years of writing accompanying text for both paintings and jewelry, I have had the revelation that every piece of art can be written about from four different perspectives. These are Story, History, Inspiration, and Interpretation. HistoryStory is the tale the artist hopes, thinks, believes, or wants the work to impart. Interpretation is what the […]

Expanded View: Getting Active With Art

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

June first is going to be a landmark day, I hope. I am participating in my town’s first art, craft, and antique festival. I will be showing my jewelry and some of my two dimensional art and will even have some of my greeting cards that I sell through Greeting Card Universe. I haven’t done […]

Coming Out of the Studio

Friday, May 17th, 2019

this small watercolor is one of the pieces so close to my heart. It made me feel so free and unfettered. Which is one of the nice things about paints in general and watercolors specifically. Not that you can’t be very detailed oriented but you don’t have to be. To read the story of the […]

Letting Go to Make Space for New Work

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

“Celedon” was whimsically named from “celery,” an unassuming vegetable that tastes great sauteed in butter or used as a holder for peanut butter and other spreadables. Mainly because the color of the cabochon (variscite) and the seed beads reminded me of the color of the vegetable. I’m not always into greens but I love this […]

Best Mother’s Day Cards for 2019

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Here are my picks for this year’s best Mother’s Day cards. “Best” is, of course a personal definition. Let’s see if you agree. Lauren Reeser’s card is a wonderful example of the Art Nouveau style as seen in works by Alphonse Maria Mucha who worked at that time period. Her take, however, is quite original […]

Who Doesn’t Like Getting a Greeting Card?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Greeting cards come in both virtual and physical formats. While virtual cards do have a role I much prefer the physical kind. If they’re gorgeous enough, they can adorn a small space as a work of displayable art! Here are some Pesach (Passover) and Easter greeting cards from Greeting Card Universe I’ve curated for you. […]

Friday, March 1st, 2019

My first Purim card is an abstraction of a seated woman. The story of Purim is one of very few featuring women in lead roles; from Vashti, (who refused to debase herself for her husband’s whims), to Esther, (who after some convincing), takes a life threatening risk. Purim is, however, at once a particularly jocular […]

13 Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards to Buy Online

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It’s February! Here 12 terrific Valentine’s Day greeting cards to buy online from Greeting Card Universe. This first card, by Audry Ascenzo, features a beautifully illustrated birthday cake whimsically decorated with hearts, and flowers. This card is one of mine. It is a vignette landscape on an opened fan, pen and ink over a watercolor […]

Special Valentines are for Special Sisters

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The original work of art (without the lettering) is called “Positive Space.” But this card that I designed is a “Special Valentine for a Special Sister.” Some of you might ask if all sisters aren’t special? I would hope so, but of course they aren’t. When you do have a sister who is above the […]

Not a Snow Post

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

This is what it does not look like outside my window. So far we’ve had two snowfalls that both melted away pretty quickly. I just felt like sharing the image of a traditional Winter scene; since it is Winter. This pen and ink over watercolour is part of a series within a series. The umbrella […]