Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quote of the Week

"The power of imagination makes us infinite." 
                                             John Muir

Monday, June 29, 2015

Art Show

The Bartlesville Art Center was buzzing with activity Sunday afternoon as parents & kids gathered for the annual Art Camp Art Show.

Each summer students enjoy fun with art and Sunday was their day to show off.

 The Kids were excited to have their parents oh & ah over all their wonderful 

See all the art work covering the walls? Even one of the models looks like he's having a good time.

There was 
 There was fun with clay!
 And there was painting: with Bartlesville's own Price Tower as the subject.

Price Tower

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sign Sunday

At exactly 12:38 this sign was set in place, making it official: Summer Solstice.
How will you celebrate?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sign Saturday

A big event in Tulsa this week is the John Brooks Walton estate sale. Architect John Brooks Walton was quite a collector; and this former office space was jammed packed full of eclectic stuff. I, along with some friends, and a long line of others, waited 70 min. just to get in the door.

Mr. Walton was also a painter & sculptor, and produced a number of picturesque books on the subject of architecture. He was born in Ponca City, OK., and did his part to refurnish the Marland Manson. There's plenty more about him via Google & Youtube. An interesting guy with a long career.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When Pigs Fly

OK Mozart is in full swing in Bartlesville. This annual event is celebrating its 31st year. Great concerts and talented musicians.

And speaking of talent, look what I bought in the Bartlesville Art Assn. gift shop: this wonderful pig by artist Jessica Holeman

Jessica has a talent of using just plane "stuff" in the most imaginative ways.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

In the Studio

I found this quote the other day: "There is no dirt in heaven." Ann Lee

I'm tempted to take issue with that statement, asking for chapter & verse and picturing an uninviting sterile place. But heaven is not my subject; my subject is dirt.

Our world is made of it, and I'm thankful for it when I enter my studio because I work with dirt.

I get excited when I'm greeted by a blank clay slab (dirt). It's like a blank canvas; it calls to me, inviting me to come and make my mark. Ideas course through my mind, and my imagination starts churning out images. What wonderful print will emerge?

It's just a slab of clay. But add color, shape & line and something wonderful happens.