Ride

My son left his bike in the driveway one day, last year. The skies poured rain. I saw the bike lying there after the rain and noticed there was an imprint of it on the driveway. I’m really grateful that I happened to have my camera in my hand, because I think this makes for a nice art print.

I’m doing what I can to improve this blog and will be posting more regularly, along with making other changes. I’ve had a lot of major things happen in my life since I started this blog and I got off track. As the old analogy goes, you have to get back on that bike and ride.

Get back on that bike...

Yay, Me!

I’ve taken a break from facebook for a lot of reasons, one of them being that my pain level is up and it’s hard to sit for so long on that site, after I’ve worked the art sites and taken care of other business on the internet. I’ve been spending a little time here and there working on the art sites. Today, I added a gallery to this WordPress blog! There’s a little group of photos beneath each blog post now, and you may click on each of them to see them a little better and read what I’ve written about them.

Next time I log into this site, I plan on creating a gallery of my abstract artworks, along with again posting my list of print prices, so you may buy prints directly from me.  After that,  I suppose I’ll put up my gallery of abstract digital work and other miscellaneous pieces.

YAY, me!

Here’s one of my recent pieces, “Cracked”.

Cracked

Maybe she is a bit nutz!

I have an artist friend who is–get this–giving away ten, as in “10” free portraits. You read that right. Marie Godwin is a very talented artist who is giving away free portraits of you, your pet, or someone else you love. For no particular reason, she just decided to do this one day, right after she woke up from the deep rest known as “sleep”. Artists don’t really rest. We create in our sleep. Well, maybe not on canvas or paper, but our dreams often give us the inspiration for our works. Our muses whisper ideas into our ears while we sleep and pack them away into our brain cells for later reference. I suspect this idea of Marie’s was all her own because no muse would ever claim responsibility for suggesting such a thing.

The contest is running until this Sunday and Marie told me there are still some spots left! You could win a portrait of your hamster or fifteenth cousin, twice removed! Here’s a link to the details:

http://www.mkgodwin.biz/yes-maybe-im-bit-nutz/

marie's contest

New life for my older work

When I started doing my doodles,  I never thought I’d be trying to sell it. I just did it for kicks. I also did them on typing paper, with gel pens. Many of these drawings have faded over the years, so I want to give them new life. I’m really glad I have a computer and and some art/editing programs to do that! Here’s one I did in a lot of colors. It was really fading. I changed it to a sepia tone with paint.net’s free program, then changed the hue to this lovely green, just in time for St. Patrick’s day!

Some things, you may never want to see again, but you can't unsee them.

Some things, you may never want to see again, but you can’t “unsee” them.