I’ve been creating artwork every day as a participant in Delaware Fun-A-Day’s 2021 Virtual Show. It’s their 10th year of hosting this event. 249 Artists signed up to participate this year and close to 135+ artists made it through the month and are exhibiting their works. There are over 2,300+ pieces of artwork online in this show! This show is open anyone anywhere and not just Delaware residents. The Maker’s Month was from March 1-31 and the Opening Reception is April 16th from 5-8pm, Live on Youtube. You can view my project on these sites:
Last night I was just not sleepy. Didn’t even try to sleep until around 2:00 pm, but when still wide awake and tossing, my dogs and I got up and hit the kitchen for a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips.
A few chips and the Time magazine didn’t cause even one yawn, so out to my studio I padded – eager to see what would be crated from the unrest I felt inside.
Were you wide awake last night like I was? I didn’t get in bed until almost 1:30 AM, but even then sleep didn’t come quickly like it usually does. After a bit of tossing and reshuffling of covers, my pup Shayne and I found our way to the kitchen for a “this will surely put me to sleep” snack of just a tad of ice cream and a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips.
I love the color blue.
You can see that in my work pretty easily. Most everything has some blue in it somewhere, and when I try really, really hard to stay away from the same old, same old blue, blue, blue – the piece rarely looks right.
I actually love all colors – as long as they are blue.
With alcohol inks, the blue choices all seem to do exactly what I want them to do – look spectacular. They are stunning by themselves, yet blend beautifully with other blues. They are even friendly to other colors – especially greens and roses.
Picture a dragonfly free-floating in the lightness of a summer breeze.
Feel its intensity?
Sense its freedom?
Dragonflies arrive suddenly, suspend themselves unmoving in your eyesight, and tantalize you with colors – blues and greens and blacks – iridescence and shine.
Then, as quickly as they appeared, they are gone.
Dragonflies are good luck. They have been in existence for 3 million years and they still share their beauty with us every summer.