Universal Language

New Art Piece: Universal Language

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

La Poodle Plays Poker

Inspired by the Masters: A must-see art exhibit at the Lewisville Grand Theater

The long-awaited “Inspired by the Masters” exhibit is now open at the Lewisville Grand Theater. Tore Bellis and I started working on our art for this exhibit last year – which feels like a lifetime ago. Please make plans to visit. This is our best work to date. Continue reading Inspired by the Masters: A must-see art exhibit at the Lewisville Grand Theater

Little bashful one, make haste and take flight

Little bashful one, make haste and take flight

I just completed a new art piece, “Butterfly wings”.

Artist’s Statement:
Little tentative one, make haste and take flight with your shiny, gilded wings.  While you may damage the wings along your journey you have what it takes to be courageous as a lion yet delicate and beautiful as a rose. Continue reading Little bashful one, make haste and take flight

Forest Theater in Dallas, Texas Part 1

Very few things get me up early on a Saturday morning, especially on a cold winter day.  But the chance to see the inside of a dilapidated building is on the TOP of the list! 

On Saturday, January 24th, Tore Bellis and I bundled up and headed to the Forest Theater at 1914 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Dallas, Texas.  There is a group, Forest Forward, that is leading the way in revitalizing the building and the community… and they are giving tours! Continue reading Forest Theater in Dallas, Texas Part 1

Searching for Memories by Jerry McKay

Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville

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

8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2

8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2

I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas.  It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946. 

I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book.  I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.

This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2