Thursday, November 12, 2009

Getting my (new) Etsy mojo going....

I have started building an Etsy store and I spend my day yesterday making Yule greeting cards from the carving of the snow leopard I made last week. Please stop by and share with folks who might love animals or love art.


"The Lord of Misrule - December 17th. This is the first day of the Roman festival Saturnalia. It was a period of great feasting and festivity, with a lot of drinking and eating. Slaves would become masters for the festival, and everything was turned upside down. This part of the Roman festival survived into the 17th Century."- Customs and Folktales for December

Monday, November 9, 2009

Caravaggio upskirts the Gods....

Sometimes in art its a new look at the classics to make a composition interesting again. This work is painted by Caravaggio on the ceiling, thus the ancient Gods are looking at us from on high. Caravaggio was also a master of lighting and uncomfortable story telling, but those topics are for another day. If you are interested in the history of Caravaggio then as always there is a wonderful wiki here
What classic are you thinking of looking at from another direction?
All works, no matter what or by whom painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles... unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing... better than to follow nature.-Caravaggio

Friday, November 6, 2009

Getting my mojo going... New Etsy store and a website....

I have been away a bit from blogging because I've been using my free time to a. create new work and b. build a website and start an Etsy store. The above images are all in stock and available to ship today, with more on the way. You can visit my flickr page and let me know if there is a specific print you would like to see next in my store at and I will announce the url for my website very soon.

PLEASE remember that a portion of every sell from my etsy shop goes to help rescue and animals in need.


Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
Tom Barrett

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just pulled this proof. This is going to be my holiday card on dark paper with silver ink and says "Cool Yule" on the inside. Going paper hunting tomorrow.

Who is your favorite paper supplier?


Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
-- Hamilton Wright Mabie