Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bruce Rowe and Anchor Ceramics

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Germination of a Painting Series

 Above:  Original Pen and Ink Sketch
 Above:  Painting Interpretation

The images below are all composition croppings of parts of the Painting Interpretation:

Below:  Using a thumbnail of one of the cropped compositions to begin laying out a full-size painting (36"x36" acrylic on canvas).  Each thumbnail composition is jumping off point for a full-size painting---I feel no need to paint a rigid duplication of the thumbnail.
 Below:  The thumbnail composition:

 Below:  A second full-size painting in progress:

Saturday, April 2, 2016

How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford Researchers Confirm What Philosophers and Writers Have Always Known

 Image via Diego Sevilla Ruiz

 Friedrich Nietzsche, an almost fanatical walker, once wrote, “all truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”

 "A certain Zen proverb goes something like this: “A five year old can understand it, but an 80 year old cannot do it.” The subject of this riddle-like saying has been described as “mindfulness”—or being absorbed in the moment, free from routine mental habits. In many Eastern meditative traditions, one can achieve such a state by walking just as well as by sitting still—and many a poet and teacher has preferred the ambulatory method."  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Two For Art Access 300 Plates

 Suburban Wizards, 11"x10", acrylic and mixed media on panel, Toni Youngblood 2016
Proofreader,  11"x10", acrylic and mixed media on panel, Toni Youngblood 2016

Just completed these and will deliver!

On the Small Easel

I'm finishing up this and another painting for the upcoming Art Access 300 Plates event in May.  The title of the piece above:  Suburban Wizards - 11"x10" acrylic and mixed media on panel.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Latest Saxophone Neck Pouch Order

 Custom saxophone neck pouch to accommodate a tenor sax neck with the mouthpiece attached.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chair "Porn" (It's simply an obsession...)

I've loved a lot of chairs in my time.  There exists such variety of designs created for a simple sit and rest.



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