Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Color of the Week

"Don't buy any green bananas." Charles Capps

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Color of the Week



Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Slip. To a ceramic artist like myself it is clay mixed with water to a thick liquid consistency. When building pots it is used to help "glue" pieces together. Now that I am clayprinting, it is the medium I use (with pigment added) to put color on my clay slab.

Slip is an important part of what I do, but the making of slip is not creative or fun. Oh, it's not hard, or necessarily time consuming, just not the fun part of clay printing. So when it comes time to make more I have to talk myself into it, reminding myself- it's not hard, it's not hard. But clean-up is yuk! But always easier in summer because I can go outside and "play" in the hose ( clay is tough on plumbing). But once I have the job done I have several containers ready to make more colors, and I just got three new colors delivered & I'm excited about trying them.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pedro E. Guerrero

I just discovered photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (but then I always have my eyes & ears open to art related subjects to pass along to my followers). Mr. Guerrero had a wonderful career photographing artists, and  famous ones;  in particular: architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and sculptors, Louise Nevelson & Alexander Calder. He picked the challenge of photographing the works of three dimensional artists which must require a special eye. He also photographed building interiors for several "home" magazines; these pics are works of art in their own right. He left a legacy of great photos for our enjoyment.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

National Nude Day

Nude Descending a Staircase #2 by Marcel Duchamp 1912

Monday, July 1, 2013

Quote of the Week

"Success awaits at labor's gate." Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee was a working artist. Her quote is a message she reinforced by example.
She was a singer, composer, lyricist, & businesswoman (she even designed her own home decorating line pre-Martha Stewart). She was a contemporary of Elvis, and at one time she had more money in the bank than " the King". Peggy Lee, a talented artist who worked to make her talent pay off.