On a recent Saturday night, I was in my dining room (it doubles as my art studio) using a power drill on what looks like a million found objects from my lawn. I would pause periodically and look down at the powdery, sawdust mess I was creating on my floor, table and clothing.
What am I doing? Why am I doing this? Have I lost my mind?
I didn’t bother answering the questions. Instead, I continued my art project with ardent determination. But I did decide it would be interesting to interview my artist friends.
That is how this new series was born! Continue reading It all started with “I have an idea….”
I have a new art piece on display in the Dia de Los Muertos exhibit through the Visual Art League of Lewisville. The task was to submit a piece of art directly inspired by a Mexican or Latin American painter. That is a tall order that I took seriously…. Continue reading Art Exhibit: Dia de los muertos / Frida Kahlo / Self-Portrait with Black Necklace and Butterfly
This piece had many starts and stops but eventually came together. It is chaotic and messy just like a drunk driving accident. Continue reading The World As I See It: Shelf of Remembrance
“The World As I See It” art exhibit is now open through the Visual Art League of Lewisville! I’ve been looking forward to this theme all year. It has so many opportunities to think out of the box. And I did. Have a seat and enjoy the show… Continue reading Art Exhibit: The World As I See It
Artist’s Statement: March in to heaven with the confidence and innocence of a child. We know in our hour of need, God will remember and not forsake us. Continue reading Art Piece: March in to Heaven
This new piece is part of my ongoing “Remember Me” series. I prepared the canvas earlier this year but had difficulty adding the components. Early iterations had a different frame, photos, and orientation. Nothing was working but I didn’t get discouraged. The best part about the creative process is the moment when I know it’s right. Continue reading New Art Piece: Universal Language
The body language of the young girl is striking, almost impossible to forget, yet there are no markings to identify her. The photo has passed through an untold number of hands while finding its way to me, a photo collecting junkie. Continue reading what remains
I met Jerry McKay (JAM), a member of the Visual Art League, in the first member meeting I attended. She was very instrumental in explaining how art submissions work and it’s because of her I hit the ground running. JAM has an art piece in the Day of the Dead exhibit that is on display now through November 27th. I got to ask JAM about the piece. It’s a very touching and relatable story. She agreed to share the story in my blog, along with her art piece. Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville
As Tore was eating his dessert at The French Room, it became clear he needed to write a blog. You are in for a treat. – Denise By Tore Bellis I normally encourage Denise to order adventurously. If she does, I select a safe option so that, if things go wrong, I can swap with her. But this time she went for the raspberry chocolate souffle, so I was free to go wild. When the ladies’ hat showed up, I knew I had chosen correctly. It was an off-white, fancy bonnet of meringue with a jaunty feather of hard sugar … Continue reading An Adolphus Dessert – Guest blog by Tore Bellis