Posts Tagged ‘Bullard Texas’

I Live in Two Worlds

October 31, 2018

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Cutting, Tearing and Pasting

And at 4 in the morning wrote 500-words again, with the admonition to “Keep it moving.” Thank God for work!

Jack Kerouac, Journal entry , Friday, April 29, 1949

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Shakespeare and Descartes

While meeting with my artist friends last night over dinner, we discussed new directions we are taking with our art. I resolved yesterday that I was bringing collage back into my body of work. I have been restricted to watercolor in recent years because of the higher-end art festivals requiring us to display a single, unified genre. I understand that. And my “signature” is in the body of watercolors I have put together over the years. But during those years, I have never ceased to pursue academic subjects in my reading, drawing and collage endeavors. And so, this weekend, at the Genny Wood Art Show & Sale in Bullard, Texas, I am adding an extra bin to my booth which will feature collages of Shakespeare, Kerouac, Tillich, T. S. Eliot, and a host of luminaries in the fields of literature, philosophy and theology.

It has been a joy in the studio recently, tearing and cutting papers and materials and combining drawing and watercolor and manuscript fragments into my compositions. I am able to live in my two worlds as I make art while at the same time reading, journaling and pursuing new ideas from my heroes of literature. Jack Kerouac has held my attention the past few days, so today I will turn my attention to collages bearing his images.

Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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A Weekend to Reset

October 27, 2017

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New Photo of Me Working in The Gallery at Redlands

This weekend, I’ve chosen to escape the whirlwind. I won’t bore you readers with all the details of the week, preparing for my Genny Wood Show in Bullard, Texas next weekend and then the opening of my “American Railroad Odyssey” show the following weekend in The Gallery at Redlands.

Dave Shultz is an amazing photographer, and was kind enough to come into the Gallery and shoot this photo yesterday. I have been an admirer of his work since March when I came into this Gallery, and only last week finally had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with him. I could spend a week in conversation with this Renaissance Man, and we’d never run out of material to discuss. He will be in Palestine for several months, but I already wish it were several years. I’m attaching the link to the page he attached to the website of The Redlands Historic Inn, featuring our new gallery:

http://redlandshistoricinn.com/artgallery.html

I have chosen to take this weekend away from the Gallery and Palestine, needing some down time. I have a new train watercolor in progress and may work on it this weekend, but I haven’t yet decided. Right now, I’m cloistered in a Barnes & Noble Cafe, loving this new Leonardo da Vinci biography by Walter Isaacson and catching up on some journal time. If I go silent for the rest of the weekend, it only means I am enjoying the quiet, and promise to return when next week.

My shipment of coffee mugs arrived and I’m happy that ten of them sold on the first day. There are still plenty more in stock, and if they all sell, then I’ll just order more. I have priced these at $15 plus shipping.

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Thanks for reading.

I paint in order to remember.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.

Silly Halloween Moments Yield to Festival Preparations

November 3, 2016

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Yes, I am that one sitting at my teacher’s desk pretending to ignore the giggles of my students entering the classroom on Halloween morning.  It was a fun day, and once it was complete I returned to the task of gathering my inventory for the Genny Wood Fine Art Show & Sale in Bullard, Texas this Saturday from 9-4:30.  The indoor show will be held at the Family Life Center of the First Methodist Church.

I have been privileged to be invited to this show for a number of years now, and always look forward to renewing the friendships I’ve developed in the Tyler, Texas region.  It has taken several days to gather all my art, as I have inventoried 107 separate pieces, not including several hundred greeting cards and over a hundred 8 x 10″ prints.

This is my last scheduled festval for this calendar year, and like the farmer who turns his attention to repairs and general maintenance during the winter months, so I too will be shifting my focus to updating my depleted inventory, creating new paintings, and making plans for the coming year.  2016 has been very generous to me, and I’m grateful for that.

I appreciate so much the kind comments posted about the proposed watercolor workshop we have scheduled for the island on the Texas Laguna Madre November 20-22 (on my previous blog post). I’m getting excited as that date draws nearer.  I have also updated my website (www.recollections54.com) for any of you who wish to take a look at it.  The cover features one of my later Laguna Madre watercolors.

It’s well past time to hit the sack as tomorrow will be busy with a full day of school classes followed by a two-hour drive and set up for the Saturday show.  I’m really looking forward to this one.

Thanks for reading.

I paint in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.