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Free Comic Book for Beginning Readers. Topic: Racism

I realize we don’t discuss racism with beginning readers; unless we ourselves are flaming racists parents, that is. I hate racism, which is the conviction that one “race” is superior to all others. Suspiciously, holders of this belief always choose their OWN race as the superior one. You never heard a racist claim that some … Continue reading

Slutty the Stork

Slutty the Stork Last week I was sick, a very rare event. My friends thought it was Covid and one friend dragged me down for a test, which was negative. I found my brain wasn’t sharp and I could not work on the oil painting-two toddler girls sharing a flower. Way too challenging for brain … Continue reading

First Light Fawn-C’mon Guys, There’s Hope…

A year ago I took a photo of the first light piercing the night down by the Suwannee River (where I live.) This year I found the photo and thought it would be cool if a fawn had been passing through. But hey, I’m an artist, I can make a fawn pass through, right? Not … Continue reading

What’s Your Story?

I’ve noticed that we humans are great story tellers. Check out the Heider Simmel animation and make a story about what’s going on. I watched it out of curiosity and found I was concocting a story as I went along, full of good guys and bad guys (except the circle was a girl) and drama. … Continue reading

Painting Our Mood

Painting Moods I started this thing two weeks ago, when I was in a bad mood. I had a major heartbreaking disappointment and I wanted to distract myself so I painted this beach scene (24 X 36) with ugly threatening tree roots.                 Then I started feeling more … Continue reading

Six Stages of Making a Painting

6 Stages of Making a Painting I’m sure all artists work differently, but I have discovered that I go through 6 stages and some of it’s grief. 1. I see an idea in my head. This is mysterious, even to me, but I think if artists have a gift, a talent, it is this ability … Continue reading

Small Wonders

Mockingbirds-Painting by Je’ 11 X 14, gouache We often take small wonders for granted, just because they are so small and common. One small, common wonder around here is the mockingbird. I was sitting on a bench at sunrise recently, when a mockingbird landed nearby and began his routine, issuing perfect bird calls of every … Continue reading

Gus Goes Fishing and the Golden Age of America

Everyone seems to think that the best era ever was when they were growing up. Supposedly I grew up in the Golden Age of America, but who knew? I’m sure people didn’t emerge from their huts in the Ice Age and think, “Whoa, it’s freezing, this must be the Ice Age!” Surely a big part … Continue reading

A Portrait of Toby

Just finished this goauche portrait of Toby. Toby was my friend Sinka’s Yorkie who died this year. I did one when he was old, blind and just had a haircut. But Sinka asked if I could put his hair back on, since he was usually fluffy. Fellow artists know-you don’t want to try to put … Continue reading

That’s it! I’m going to quit procrastinating. Tomorrow

We probably all procrastinate when we have some unpleasant task to perform: Clean out the garage, finish the term paper, or in my case, organize my art supplies. Even now, when I say my supplies ARE organized, I see bottles of paint on the kitchen table and a magnifying glass on a bendy arm bolted … Continue reading