Tuesday, September 28, 2010

501 Revisited

Once again I'm looking at the book 501 Great Artists. I'm so glad that Man Ray is included. I was first introduced to his sculpture & assemblages in the 1960's and thought they were very innovative. Then in 2004 I rediscovered him while I was taking photography. Yes, as described, he was a man with a diverse range of talents. His black & white photos of manipulated subjects really defined the identity of this artist who named himself, Man Ray. And he left behind not only a collection of great art but a photographic technique known as the Rayograph. Google can tell you more.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mitch Lyons

Ceramic artist Mitch Lyons is coming to Oklahoma City Oct 26-29. He'll be teaching "clay printing". Oh my, would I love to go! But it seems silly to cut my ceramics class and drive 300 miles one way.

I have just watched his DVD, Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons in which he demonstrates his famous "Broomstick" method. Very inspiring; really triggers the creative juices. I'm wondering how I can adapt his methods for my masks. He also demonstrates some "new" tools like a ping pong paddle; I must keep my eye out for one when I make my next thrift store visit.

Check out his web site: www.mitchlyons.com for examples of his work and teaching schedule.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sign Saturday

This sign greets you at the entrance of the Citadelle in Canadian, Texas. The "house" and grounds could surely be the setting of a Fairy Tale. See posts for September 5, 6, 8, & 10.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010


Examples of interesting sculpture are scattered through out the grounds and gardens of The Citadelle. The gallery, house and grounds cover one square block in Canadian, TX, a space jammed packed with art; quite a surprise in a Texas panhandle town. Here are some pics of the grounds and the variety of sculpture presented in a garden setting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Have you visited Google today (Tuesday Sept. 7)? Run your on-screen pointer through the dots; what fun!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Inside the Citadelle gallery are these marvelous sculptures. Unfortunately I have misplaced my notes on titles and artists.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sign Sunday

The front door to the Citadelle in Canadian, TX. A museum, an art foundation, and a home rolled up into one. Watch the next few days as I share some of my pics from a recent visit.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Visual Journals

Visual Journaling is the subject of the my latest purchase on Amazon: The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Scott & David R. Modler. These gentlemen are certainly fans of Dan Eldon. And they say so right from the get go in a dedication to Dan and his mother Kathy (Dan's journals are totally another subject). The high point of Journal Junkies is its "Dan Eldon" look, which makes it a fun book to just browse through. The drawings and illustrations presented are eye candy that you just want more of, and I've found inspiration here to incorporate into my written journals.