I was trying to describe a creative brainstorming activity to a friend who was struggling with artist block. I’m much better at showing than explaining, so I thought I’d make a little video to show how it works. Maybe some of my other friends will benefit from this, so why not do it LIVE??!! I miss you all
Today is my 14 day quarantineadversary! I’m finally settling into a new routine, which includes Nicholas Denhams 1pm sing along! Today I sat on the porch, carved a woodcut while listening. im Grateful to live in a small town with so many creative people!
Good morning everybody! Im doing a streaming experiment with my dad. If you want to watch a short tour of my clay studio, feel free to join in.
I surprise myself all the time. I never thought I’d ever make functional pottery again, but I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed! For the last couple of weeks, it’s all I’ve been thinking about.
Today is printmaking day at the Log Cabin Print Shop. I have my design more or less carved and ready to print. What do you think?
We didn’t print as much as some saturdays, but we had wonderful company, and a chance to introduce two really good friends to each other. And of course, when I’m having fun, I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of us all having fun! See you all next Saturday!
Its saturday, which means, its print day at the log cabin print shop. The studio will be open to the public, with free tours and studio use from noon-5pm
I have 2 new linocuts to print, and 2 groups of artists are scheduled to print, so there will be lots of activity today!
12:10 Dustin Cecil just got back from a week long printmaking workshop at the John C. Campbell folk school.
My friend, Meredith owns a business in Lexington, KY, called M’s Canvashouse, which supplies hand painted canvas designs and anything else you could need for needlepoint.
She works with all kinds of artists; including Charlie Harper (one of my favorites!) and …..Ken Swinson!
She recently moved to a new building, and needed a painting for her new office! The walls in her office are pink. What better place for ” Here, Birdy birdy”!
- Here Birdy Birdy$20.00 – $90.00
I love it when I get to deliver a painting in person (especially big art). It’s very exciting to see my painting in it’s new home.
Thank you Meredith, for supporting my art; bringing it into your home and workplace, collaborating with me, and inspiring me with the possibilities of builidng a successful creative business.
Stitchers! if you haven’t already visited her new shop, pay her a visit the next time you are in Lexington.
Or visit online: www.mscanvashouse.com
Have you ever been so engaged enjoying a moment that you forgot to take your camera out to ‘document’ the experience? That’s what happened this Saturday at the Log Cabin Print Shop!
I love it when it happens, but wish I had more pictures to share the day after.
We had a full house with 4 people cranking art through both of our presses!
Ripley, OH artist, Rachel Bollman crossed the river to print with us.
From Carter County, KY artist, Dustin Cecil
brought his artist friends Alycia (the geography lady)and Blake from Philidelphia
Thanks everyone for printing with us at yhe log cabin, we had a great time!
My friend and neighbor gave me an old paint box that was missing a few screws.
I decided to take the easel part from the reat of the box, then mount it on my wall… Yhat way i get adjustable easel features, without legs taking a lot of prexious space in my studio.
The easel can hold a pretty large canvas for example, this 28“ tall canvas fits with room for even larger! (pay no attention to the unfinished painting on the wall)
2 months ago, I had creative block. I did some research about the creative process, and the experts suggested being creative every day without getting hung up on the process.
I started taking my paints outside into the open air, and making a little 4 1/2×6″ painting–on a semi-regular schedule (almost every day). It’s been less than 2 months, and I have made over 40 new oil paintings!!!
This project has been a little bit like therapy for me. If you are creative (*everyone is creative) and feel a little bit ‘blocked’; seeing all these paintings together might help get your ideas flowing.
I have them on display at my website. It’s interesting to see the progression as i keep painting over time.
Here’s a link:
This is a work in progress…i’m continuing to paint outdoors, from life, as much as possible. If you like looking at/supporting/collecting art, keep an eye on that page, i’m updating it regularly.
Thanks everyone for your support! I couldn’t do it without you!
Here’s a quick walkthrough of the studio for those who can’t make it to final friday tonight at the pendleton art center.We’re open to the public today from 6-10 pm. There are about 200 artists on the campus. Its a free event, with $5 valet parking for those who want to get out at the door