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Conflicted…The Armchair Travel Artist Studio Newletter #142

Conflicted…The Armchair Travel Artist Studio Newletter #142

Oh how we suffer for who we are. Here I am in these “winding down” years, and I find myself caught up in this huge dilemma, torn between two opposing forces: the desire to retire to my recliner with books, pen, and paper, spending the day ruminating and generally...

Garlic, Anchovies, Anxiety, and Art

Garlic, Anchovies, Anxiety, and Art

I love garlic – or more accurately – I love cooking with garlic. I don’t like eating it by itself, raw, or cooked. In fact I distinctly dislike it. But when it is added to other ingredients it enhances the flavor and adds a unique and delightful touch to the dish....

What am I doing here?

What am I doing here?

“What am I doing sitting on a pile of trash in an empty city lot behind Fourth Street?” It was 9 AM on a Thursday morning in the mid 1970s. I should have been attending Medical Grand Rounds, a presentation by the medical residents of interesting cases to the house...

Maggie Dickson’s

Maggie Dickson’s

The second in this series of armchair travels – a street scene in Scotland's Edinburgh.

An Armchair Travel Artist

An Armchair Travel Artist

Thanks to Google street maps I can now travel the world from my studio, visiting the streets of towns, villages, and cities in search of the architectural subjects I love to draw and paint. Last year I created a small series of painting depicting food shops and...

Eye Candy Studio Newsletter #141

I’m putting my pride in my back pocket and going all “commercial” with this latest newsletter. I have to. It is a matter of self-preservation. My problem is I tend to get too full of myself, thinking I write such clever and entertaining newsletters, and from time to...

10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

I posted my first blog on August 8, 2007, and followed that with 1,744 more posts, counting today’s. I guess this confirms my wife’s opinion of me – a wordy little bastard. But in my defense these posts include artwork, recipes, and assorted photos, as well as an...

Awash With Clay Studio Newsletter #140

Awash With Clay Studio Newsletter #140

Here’s the thing with clay printing – at least for the way I work. You can never print just one piece. It is the nature of the process that demands you pull another print (like eating potato chips, you can’t stop with one.), and then another, and then – oh well, what...

Ding Bats & Doodads

Ding Bats & Doodads

I have been calling these architectural drawing, done on clay mono types, but have recently decided a better name would be Ding Bats & Doodads.