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Lessons of nature

Last week was an intense time in the studio. I challenged myself by hosting an opening for guests to the Salon at the end of the week. This prompted a flurry of activity, including using a new technique to finish several new artworks that combine...

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The journey of discovery continues

“We just keep moving forward … because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney   It is a delight for me to read those words from a man who shaped a great part of the imaginary, visual and colorful world...

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Making my mark

Following up on my blog post from earlier this month, I mentioned one of my goals for August is to further my exploration of Asian calligraphy. To that end, I recently returned from three days of intensive study with a master brush painter. The first day...

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August: month of the curious child

After two back-to-back shows earlier this summer, August finds me in a curious mood. I've spent the past several months focused on creating new artwork based on the Joomchi techniques shown on my website and past exhibitions. The confidence I gained producing that volume of...

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What’s in a name?

The visitors to my show at Pinon Real Estate Gallery for Salida’s annual Art Walk were numerous and lively. It was heartwarming for me to see how engaged they were, taking the time to really LOOK at the Joomchi artwork. There was a genuine interest...

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Salida Art Walk is here

"Series 2017-10"   The much anticipated Salida Art Walk is just around the corner and I have been busy getting ready for you! [caption id="attachment_22825" align="alignnone" width="1024"] PJ & Fay installing PJ's "Series 2016-22"[/caption] The dates for this year’s Art Walk celebration are June 23 – 25. The Joomchi...

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Kindred spirits

“Series 2016-21”   Recently I visited the city of Toronto. Several friends heard me refer to the trip as “getting my big-city fix.” It was also an all-important “art fix” to feed my soul. Even though I am lucky to have a number of kindred spirits here...

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PJ's Mola Wall

Shapes and colors, colors and shapes

My computer desk sits in a room adjacent to my studio. This was a conscious choice. When I am creating my Joomchi artwork, I don't want to be distracted by email or social media. When I am at my computer, however, a little distraction and...

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The process of creating can be capricious

“When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait, and obey.” – Rudyard Kipling   I do not believe in muses. There have been many discussions about this topic among those who create and sell art for a living. I know several...

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Avoiding knee-jerk reactions

“Series 2017-2” – drying and waiting for the next steps towards completion   Late last year I wrote a post suggesting that one of the best ways to take our minds off the current political situation was to visit an art gallery or museum. My belief was...

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