Hi all, It has probably been a year or more since I have updated my blog. I’ve been so busy building websites and driving all over tarnation to watch my daughter play soccer and help her find a college that it seems like I have not even thought about blogging. Generally, I keep my blogs more about my creative life—thus the name “Creative Adventures”.
Recently, I read a book “Breaking Dawn” a memoir about a woman dedicating her life to protecting endangered elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa. The book takes you to the scenic wild African ranges and discusses the dangers of government corruption and power. I reached out to the author Sharon Pincott and became pen pals with her. It seems we have some very uncommon things in common, but that is a whole other story. This new friend of mine is currently back in Africa observing the wildlife and is an amazing photographer. she has been (teasing) asking me to draw an elephant for her. This mixed media art drawing is based on one of her photos of a sweet elephant called Moyo. Enjoy.
If you desire an animal portrait, please contact me.
All my best,
You may have been wondering why I have been relatively quiet here at Creative Adventures. My quietness does not reflect the adventure I have been on these last six months.
Last fourth of July, while out on the boat at Lake of the Woods Resort in Southern Oregon, my friend said to me,”Let’s teach art at wineries.” To which I replied, “That sounds like fun.” Out of this conversation, and many more over beers and buffalo wings, Vintage Art & Wine was born. This is a long story made short. Six months later, with six art lesson plans and many long-lasting relationships with winery owners established—we are still just at the beginning—of one wild ride.
For the full story, head over to vintaeartandwine.com and see what it is all about. Below are a few little inspirational photos that lead to Vintage Art & Wine.
Oregon colors and wineries and water.
My business partner Tara.
My sculpted watercolor paper flowers.
Abstraction and paint and pattern and color.
Love of paper and crafting and teaching.
Head on over to my new website for Vintage Art and Wine to learn more. Maybe you will want to take a class…
Stay in touch,
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,100 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.
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giftjoy.org introduces Gabe, an artist with special needs.
Watch this video and we will show you why the list below is true.
- That person will make you laugh.
- That person will impress you.
- That person will impress you, AGAIN.
- That person will teach you something new about yourself.
- You will make a new friend.
- Your heart will be so happy.
The list is much longer than six; I encourage you to add to my list. You can leave a comment below.
If you have more interest in people with special needs I encourage you to visit giftjoy.org and join the mission to support artists with special needs. I believe so strongly in these differently abled people that I have started a mission to encourage them—and those who love them. giftjoy.org is a community that celebrates developmental and physical disability within our world. Discover more at giftjoy.org.