Yearly Archives: 2012

Musical Inspiration

Being a creative person tends to put one into the category of being emotional, and perhaps even volatile in some cases.  There are numerous stories of artists from various genres damaging themselves or giving up the ghost in deep despair. 

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Posted in Inspiration, Music

Keep Practicing – First real landscape

My first real landscape is what I refer to as a practice painting.  What is a practice painting?   It is a painting by my own definition that is a subject matter that I want to paint, and I have no

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Posted in Art, Painting

Practice Practice Practice

I have done a long series of paintings that I call practice paintings.  I call them this because I have no real audience or purpose for them other than to learn from the experience of doing them and trying something

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Painting, Uncategorized

Survived First Online Semester!

Well, the Spring Semester is over and I have survived my first online art course, which was my first online class ever. This experience proved to me that taking online courses is a possible practical solution to not being able

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Posted in Art, Education, Online Study

The Art Bomb

These past few weeks have been filled with stress, anxiety, and depression, so the need to get away from  everything was quite necessary.  One of the best ways to get a small vacation from some of these feelings is to

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Posted in Art, Museum, Painting, Uncategorized

Transition from Traditional Classroom to Online school at Home

When I first decided to obtain my Master of Fine Art degree, I realized that I was going to have to deal with several challenges.  The first was the cost of the schooling and the other was location.  Since I

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A Review of… “Words…” by S.J. Robinson

When I sat down to read my friend’s recently published book of poetry, “Words…”,  I had no idea where her words would lead me.  I knew that it would be about the Great War since she and I both share

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Posted in Book Review, Military Service, Poetry