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Turkey Day

In the States, today is Thanksgiving, a day originally about giving thanks for the harvest, but often a day to be thankful for anything you like. 472 more words


Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Most notably, the birth of my wonderful son Jakob, who keeps me busy. I am also proud of the travelogue I published earlier this year. 75 more words


Lessons in Doodlewashing: Liebster Award

So I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award (thanks so much Francis at AIMazing Grace!), and I typically shy away from these because they seem a bit like a chain letter and are either going to be seen as something super cool  and fun, or a big annoyance to the people you include. 909 more words


Thanksgiving Musings

Before I sign off for this Thanksgiving Day, I thought I would post to the blog once more, about the question of beauty.

I knew while I was taking art classes in high school that I was attracted to abandoned buildings, and wondered how one could call such a subject matter for art “beautiful.”  The Andrew Wyeth drybrush studies drew me in, because he was always painting ruined architectural structures in Pennsylvania and Maine.   179 more words

Today's Art (26th November 2015)

Well, a day or two before I made this painting I saw a TV show about farming (or all things). Anyway, one of the interesting things shown on it was a sheep that had this really cool looking black/auburn fleece, so I thought that I’d try to make a painting of this type of sheep. 53 more words