Categotry Archives: Eastern NC Art

Studio Reorganization Attempt #23

It’s time to sort or be sorted. Art or get off the pot. And the announcement of my first annual ever Tear Up a Book Today Day. Halloween-Momentumis Life is passing by, the spooks of yesterday’s art projects linger in the room. I am fidgeting through box after box of ephemera, paraphernalia and googley gooks. Some of you know I recently gave away 100s of vintage Look, Life and other 1950-1960s magazines to my fellow collage artists. Paper grows old […]

Mockingbird Brothers leave storm offerings at back door

Every time I let the dogs outside, something new is near the door. On the mat. I thought Roxie (dog) was leaving objects for my attention. Now I realize it must be the Mockingbird Brothers. They were in the raintree on a limb just over the garage, right there… guilty. These old safety/welding glasses are pretty fab. eh? So far there are four objects. I will check for more… oops, found another, and another … food? a coffee cake? dog […]

Smoke on the Water with Sandy in the Clouds

One of the biggest local events is on tap for this weekend. Unfortunately, we have a storm to contend with now. I would imagine there are many small towns with big plans for this last weekend in October. It is traditionally Oktoberfest time as well as Halloween carnival time. The pumpkins here in the Pamlico Sound region are attracting lots of gnats and no-see-ums what with the warm, humid weather. The wind from the coming storm might be more than […]

The Dead Mule updates

We’re working on the Dead Mule back-end. This requires rewriting some of the code and stripping some of the old code. This means some of the “:?., and more are fubarred. Quotations marks are no longer ” but more like &*M or somesuch nonsense. Please bear with us. It’s not any fun for us to see the Mule all in such a sad state. We have other jobs, other commitments. Today, the Beaufort County Arts Council Fine Arts Show reared […]

Trees in Town

After reading about yarnbombing (yarnstorming to the politically correct among you) during my online Google Search class, I realized — once again — how ahead of the curve I am. A few years back when I thought creating jewelry might be my next area to conquer (and I was sorely mistaken) — friends donated lots of wire, beads, and nice little pliers. The jewelry thing never really worked out. What did work out, though, was my creating six foot long […]

Abstract Conceptualization and The Assimilator as Assemblagist

My sister Ann and I used to discuss the results of various learning style tests she gave me. I was her guinea pig while she worked her way through a teaching degree. Our general assessment of my “style” was that of Assimilator, someone who combines the learning steps of abstract conceptualization and reflective observation. Ann said I was the most random person she knew. I see myself as someone who looks to logic rather than practicality. In art and other […]

Current Portfolio — a few recent assemblages

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Ding Dong. It’s not the landshark, it’s a torn meniscus.

I shouldn’t be here. Shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone. I’m supposed to be on the couch, watching Apple TV goodness and participating in the RICE routine for my poor fubarred knee. I’ve watched every episode of that Canadian wonder: Intelligence. Incredible show, boy howdy that Ian Tracy can really create a great Jimmy Reardon. Watch the show and find out how the Canucks really feel about the US. And for me, after just a few episodes, my resolve to see the […]

Is Contentment a Form of Art?

I find my garden, my yard, and even my sidewalk to be sources of inspiration for art work. Alive with color even in winter, the textures and subtle shading found in bark or decaying leaves during gray days of overcast skies and threatening wind send me indoors with new ideas for even more assemblages. I’ve learned from my whittling friend Al that one needs to shellac or polyurethane wood brought in for reformation. The green sticks he whittles will dry […]

ROOM 439 — Collage with 3-D objects

I should be delighted to share this. I really should. So I shall. The buttons are pre-1890s, a mother of pearl type. The medicine bottle without opium, comes from long ago and I thought the General Hospital envelope went just perfectly with the bottle. Room 439 Commercial Loan Origination Small Business Development Loans 24 Hour Pay Day Loan Student Loan Non Profit Chase College Loan New Jersey Auto Loan Security Auto Loans Online Payments Flagstar Bank Home Loans Federal Loans […]