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Turn Your Butt to the Wind

Hurricane Dorian, a dangerous Cat 5 was heading toward the Outer Banks in 2019. On those islands off the coast of the Carolinas live a herd of wild horses, who escaped from the Spanish 500 years ago. Some animal lover group insisted that the horses be rounded up and taken to a shelter. The ranger … Continue reading

WordPress Forced a New Format

No warning. If I want the old one back, I have to send them money. This makes me sad. And I miss you guys. My new gallery: https://artoffthechart.com/gallery Below: Bubba, polymer clay, gourd, acrylics

ART 101

Art 101-A Jump Start for Beginners, a Tune-Up for the Experienced I’ve been arting over sixty years now and realized I made some of the same of the same dumb mistakes for decades. Art 101 is a jump start-why should you make the same mistakes, when I can tell you how to solve them and … Continue reading

Who Killed JFK?

Who Killed JFK? The scab that has grown over the JFK assassination is still oozing. The major news media still insists it was the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. I hope you know this is a bald-faced lie. The Warren Commission was a whitewash. The 1976 House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that JFK’s death … Continue reading

ART PARTY at Suwannee River Studio

Yesterday at our regular Friday workshop, we did an art party. An art party is a fun event wherein non-artists come and are led step-by-step through making their very own original masterpiece, which they then take home with them. Some art parties charge $75 a head, but I’m always trying to give things away, so … Continue reading

And so it begins…The Suwannee River Studio

We started in February, 2018 with twelve members, here at Advent Christian Village, way down upon the Suwannee River. My theory was that everyone is creative and some creatives are interested in the visual arts (others are interested in music, or writing, or even cooking.) We meet formally every Friday and informally throughout the week. … Continue reading

I was thinking…

Sometimes my friends brace themselves when I say, “I was thinking…” They know thinking is a dangerous activity, unlike eating and gossiping, which most people seem to prefer. To sit around eating AND gossiping would be a very popular past time, I guess? I was thinking about gossip, actually. Since sounds travel away from us … Continue reading

I’ve Moved! Please visit me!

How is your week going? Good, I hope. I finally got the courage to move this whole blog to a paid site which will not torment you with intrusive ads. I’ve been worried that I would lose you, so please come visit me at the new place-it doesn’t have that “like” thing, so I’ll miss … Continue reading

What the Heck is “Civilization?”

We use the word all the time, but what the heck is “civilization” anyway? “Oh, it’s like the opposite of savagery, or barbarism, you know.” Then why do civilizations act so uncivilized? So savage and barbarous? It must mean something else. I like to study ancient history, so I often go to Youtube, that font … Continue reading

Marijuana Kills Cancer? Is that why you called it Killer Weed?

Oops-it appears that marijuana kills cancer cells and has other health benefits, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.┬áBy the time such information reaches a government website, it has had to crash through the gates of many Gate Keepers. It takes a long time. Meanwhile, no one’s life has not been touched by cancer, … Continue reading