Sure do. It was an enormous part of my life.
Still, I’m having far too much fun now with digital paints to let a little nostalgia drag me down.
All of my life. I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember.
In 1969, however, I began my formal art education and graduated four years later.
Since I switched to painting digitally, on the whole the studio has been much tidier.
But even now, when I’m in the throws of creating something new, neatness is quickly forgotten and mess can easily become the order of the day.
Anyone! But never on a whim; the journey has a price.
Talent certainly helps, but so called mediocre talent is not the absolute deal breaker most would have you believe.
When setting out on any creative adventure, the most important thing to have is a synergistic combination of extraordinary passion, deep, all-encompassing sensitivity, and perseverance, lots and lots of perseverance.
If you’ve got that little package together, you’ve got all you need. You can become an artist, or just about anything else your heart might desire.
Use the Search box at the top right of the screen.
Type in a word or phrase that reflects what you are looking for and press Enter. A powerful internal search engine will then return a comprehensive list of results.
From there you can either click on a result to be taken directly to that page, or you can further refine your search.
My quick answer would be “Any way you can, please!”
Social share buttons are found on most web site pages, beneath each post or article.
These buttons allow you to not only share on many Social Sites, but also facilitate email shares, too.
Of course mentioning my art and sharing my web site’s address with friends, family, and acquaintances would help immensely, too.
And that would certainly make for a lot of good karma being spread around, don’t you think?
Just like you, I detest spam.
I will never, ever, send you spam or allow your email to be used by any third party. I certainly will never, sell, rent, disclose, or anyway compromise your personal information.
Presently, no. In the past there have been decade-long stretches where I shared my home, food, and vacuum cleaner with a number of eccentric cats.
These days I like to think of myself as a super-friend to all the neighborhood’s roaming dogs and gipsy kitties. The birds, too. And we mustn’t forget the svelte foxes. I also fantasize about being close friends with Bears, but unfortunately they’re not nearly as cuddly as I’m apt to draw them.
Endlessly. Don’t you think books are just the best thing ever?
My favorites span fiction, nonfiction, and almost everything in-between. And then there are all those delectable picture books filled with illustrations…like, wow! The very best of both worlds.
Even my small village has a wonderful library which includes a room filled to the roof with irresistible picture books. Does life get any better?
It did in the beginning. A few embarrassing driving errors shortly after I arrived inspired me to adjust as quickly as I could.
So now it’s perfectly fine to drive in the Adirondacks. There’s little chance that some newly arrived Australian will be driving straight at you on your side of the road.
The watermarks are there to safeguard my artwork from misuse.
Yes, I do indeed believe in the ultimate goodness of all people, but there remains a multitude of souls in this world who presently choose to tread very dark pathways. While this state persists, I need to keep a lock on the door.
Watermarking, then, is but a prudent step in efforts to safeguard my copyright and my livelihood.
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That would be me.
During the construction phase, however, I leaned heavily on the awesome capabilities of two software frameworks.
WordPress: provided the foundation and underlying structure for the entire site.
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Really, I couldn’t have done it without this help.
I’m self taught.
As an avid reader and intuitive tinkerer, I adopted a two-pronged approach for getting my head around the intricacies of web design and web development.
- Consume multitudes of manuals to soak up the theory.
And the approach worked.
I wanted to make the site an extension of my creative vision, and I had serious doubts about my ability to communicate that vision to a web designer/developer.
I also wanted to learn enough about web design and development so I could retain full creative and technical control of the finished website. That way I’d be free to continue tweaking and growing the site without the need of outside professional help.