visual art

Drought or Flood?

Just a little house keeping first… Yes, I have updated my blog with a new theme. I hope it didn’t throw you too badly.  I think it’s clean and easy on the eyes.  Let me know what you think of the new look or if there are any glitches when you view it.  Thanks all. […]

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Creating a Stir

Steve Meitz is a loyal reader of my blog.  He is also one of the few readers that I see face to face on a regular basis.  We catch the same commuter bus every morning.  He is a very funny guy who has had countless interesting experiences, and he has provided me with a number […]

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Every Picture Tells a Story

I have been putting out here for over the last 9 months (like giving birth).  It’s high time we had a little audience participation.  I’ve done writing prompts before and here are some more.  Below are 10 hand picked gorgeous color photos from the Library of Congress’ photo collection of 1930s and 1940s color photographs.  They are […]

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Looking For A Picture’s Worth…

I hope you have been enjoying the Five Sentence Fiction entries as much as I have. But I thought it would be interesting to go long form on you today so, here is something a little different. I am once again invoking the “pictures” part of my blog title. I look in lots of places […]

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The Loss of Innocence and Creativity

I have been a graphic designer and artist for over 30 years. I am a “seasoned and experienced professional.” There are days when I feel like I can design with my eyes closed. And there are other days where it looks like that is exactly what I have done. There is something to say for […]

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By the Seat of My Pants

There are (at least) two types of writers.  There are those who plan everything out ahead of time and there are those who just dive in and start writing.  Neither is wrong, they are just different approaches.  I am one of those who goes at it by the seat of their pants, lovingly refered to as […]

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4 Tips on Cornering Inspiration

I think that anyone who creates, whether they be writer, artist, dancer, musician, architect, or inventor, wishes that inspiration was available over-the-counter for those times when ideas don’t easily come. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pull a box off the shelf, get it home, open it up, and—POOF—fabulous ideas are suddenly knocking […]

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