Sunday, October 20, 2013

after balthus ~ acrylic on canvas

the holes on the left are

for this little notebook.

it's a 'memo book' made by meade - 4 1/2" x 7" on the outside.  so i can have a book to stick oil - and all  kinds of - paintings in, on different kinds of paper.  the paper sticking out beyond the cover is the kind that comes in shoe boxes.

as much as i like the 'book boxes' that i made for loose paintings, there's nothing like flipping through a book of paintings. (it seems  ; ) 

p.s.  i switched to the mosaic template but the sidebar was way messed up,  so i've gone to a template similar to the old one.  but different, ha!   onward...

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“As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language.” 

~ Pablo Picasso 

Monday, October 14, 2013

ink, colored pencil and graphite in softcover pocket moleskine.  stamp carved and given to me by another crazy diamond...

a couple of weeks ago my sister sent me a photo of a small memorial plaque (on top of a fencepost, i think).   i slowly read the writing, and i *thought* it said "shrine on you crazy diamond".  whoa! the thought of someone telling another person to "shrine on'' made all of my cells emit a burst of joy light!!     then i reread it and saw that it said "shine on you crazy diamond".   hunh!   well, that was a little disappointing, but i decided that it really didn't matter because for a brief moment the message for me was 'shrine on'...

i'm going to make a few changes on my blog; try them out and see how they feel...  i've been blogging for five years, with the layout pretty much looking like it does now the entire time - mostly because one of my least favorite things to do is sit in front of the computer and fiddle with font sizes, colors and layouts.  bah!   but i'm feeling like i want/need to make some changes.  shake things up a bit.

i'm going to change the format (template?) so that when you come here it'll look like a mosaic, with the newest post in the top left corner - you just click on that image.  if you don't like that format, you can click on the tab that says 'classic' and the blog goes back to (more or less) looking like it does now.  ha!  this is in theory anyway!   in the mosaic format, if you hover the cursor on the right edge of the screen, the clickable stuff in the sidebar pops up.

i'm going to try more short posts with less talking, but i'll still pass on helpful info that comes my way.  also more variety - not just paintings, but other stuff i doodle/draw.   make it more representative of what i'm up to art-wise.

finally, i'm going to go back to replying to comments here on the blog instead of via e-mail, because more and more people don't have e-mail addys associated with their blogger account. 

so, i'll give all of that a whirl.  

ink, watercolors, and colored pencils in softcover pocket moleskine.  stamp carved by the same crazy diamond as above

because i once saw a sign in a window that (i thought) said ''meditation services''.  wow! my mind was reeling with the concept of meditation services for hire!!   then i turned around to read the sign again and saw that it said ''mediation services''.  ohhhhh.... well, that's nice too...

shrine/shine on you crazy diamonds...

: )

Sunday, October 6, 2013

'mrs. anna markowski' ~ oil paint on chocolate bar wrapper

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