Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Gauntleted Creative

Pin It Now!   The Gauntlet was thrown in the middle of the KaPow Art Gallery, go figure, in Asheville, NC. The dialogue went something like this...

"I really should sell some art." Neverness said with a sigh.
I replied, "I will if you will."

  Sometimes I can be a cheeky little sh*t and get myself in trouble, especially when there are rather giant-like smart butted witnesses around.  That said I was only trying to prod my best-est compatriot into actually doing some art instead of doing some talking about doing some art. 

  The first part of this Thrown Gauntlet was for me to create this blog and post pictures of my STUFF as a way of documenting my transition into the world of ART.  A chronicle to discover my style and to take myself seriously (maybe) and have accountability.  A learning tool in mastering techniques and finding my favorite mediums. *YIKES* 

  I was reading the article, Nests & Eggs by Michelle Ward in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Somerset Studio.  Michelle talks briefly about how making pretty things will give the maker the designation of being creative, but that in some circles Creative is used as a noun. That resonated with me, as I knew exactly what she meant. I am a CREATIVE! I've always dabbled in various things: cross-stitch, crochet, fiber arts, sewing, & miniature painting just to name a few.

  I began my very first Art Journal shortly after the beginning of 2011 and have been painting, bookbinding, stamping and creating ever since.  I've even started learning how to draw faces and sketch, which for me was something totally right brain and alien.  

  I have pulled on my gauntlets preparing for battle.  "So, Enough talk!" 
  Enjoy the following fruits of my early 2011 labors.


Secret Dream
This was my fourth journal entry and the one that hooked me.  I wasn't expecting the results I got and was thrilled at its outcome.

Summer Solstice 2011
I completed this spread right after the Secret Dream Spread.  This was a successful watercolor tape transfer of the rose and butterfly.

Vintage Blue Rose
Vintage Rose was a further development of the Summer Solstice spread.  It is one of my favorites. 

So long art fans, where ever you are


  1. Brilliant! Those scans came out great!
    I'm quite proud of you for sharing this stuff and getting better and better at it!

    ...guess I better get that new art table ordered, huh? :)

  2. Thanks!

    I know you'll get to it, right...?

  3. He just needs to move someone's stuff out of the way first...