The flowers that bloom in the spring tra-la

It’s been a long cold season and we are all a little winter weary.  I feel for you Lake Tahoe who has a record 685″ of snow and still counting.  I feel for you Portland, Oregon who has been given the designation of the most winter weary city in America.   To our neighbor up north, Canada you have had it cold! We all are waiting for spring to decide to show its face but till it does I would like to give you a little remembrance of what is coming. May it lift your spirits and “breathe promise of merry sunshine”!…

BELIEVE IN BEAUTY

“I believe in beauty. I also believe that sharing of beauty will make all our lives better. Here is hoping that what I bring makes your life better.” The show will be up through the month of October in conjunction with the ART HARVEST STUDIO TOUR OF YAMHILL COUNTY.  http://www.artharveststudiotour.org

Why we make art

I know many artists.  Some wear that title with ease while others reject it outright not wanting to be labled with any expectations of what ‘art’ should be. Either way it comes down to this.  They just want to create.  The reasons may vary;  to give a voice to oneself and others, to express emotion, to tell a story, to show beauty,  or maybe the most well known, first qouted by Peter Finley Dunne and later made famous by Cesar Cruz and Bansky, “art should comfort the disturbed and distrub the comfortable”.  Then there is the pure simplicity of “it…