Categotry Archives: About The Arts and Artists

HarlotsSauce, I love this woman!

It’s so delicious when one explores genius online. This “Screw You I’m Fifty-Two” post just made my day. 11) There are some people you just have to walk away from, and never look back. These can be anyone from a pushy salesperson to your own parents. 14) Also when it comes to your kids, you might as well do what you think is right, because you’re going to get blamed anyway, for getting it wrong. [*ValNote: although my daughters are […]

And thus we begin

The most difficult tasks for any assemblagist most likely involve brevity. Self-editing one’s conglomerational activities. It is determining that one singular item which must become representational of the whole, the mass which the artist is seeking to contain. For me, there is never a singular, always a plural. When I wish to engage in a disciplinary action, brevity is my master. Confinement of a set number of constraints within the minute confines of a pre-determined space. This is Dr. Eckart […]

Walnut Hollow “Designed for Her”

Took my little ol’ American Save Us Now check from Mr. Obama and went straight to Michaels for a major purchase of Tools and supplies. That’s a capital T because of the importance of such objects.  When purchasing power tools at Lowe’s, one must compare RPMs, voltage, wattage, bright shiny aluminum or red or orange colored handles and battery sustainability. When buying Tools for Her at Michaels, the handles are a pleasant celadon and their is not mention one of […]

Emilio Merlina

Some people want a Porsche, others lust for clothing or a large house, perhaps a trip to Paris. Me? What do I dream of owning? It’s simple, really. A work from the hands and mind of Emilio Merlina. I can spend time thumbing through my giant compedium of Max Ernst work and then mogate over to the book shelves and pick up another book filled with “the Masters” or grab a portfolio of some other artists but my mind returns […]

Ruth Florence Chapman Heinold

Born April 13, 1917 Died April 30, 2009 Momma slipped quietly away yesterday morning. I don’t have much experience writing obituaries. My Daddy was Robert Jacob Heinold. My sister was Ann Elizabeth Heinold Cutler, my brother was John David Heinold. That’s my dad, the guy with the bow tie, in the large opening page photo. He died 20 years ago, he was 72. He made Mom smile all the time — so his picture is there, instead of Mom’s. It […]

Right brain or left brain dominant?

Well, the test results are finally here. I’m neither. During some of my spare times, I took the high school student quiz on About.com to find out if I was left- or right-brain dominant. Turns out I’m Middle Brained. More to come on this but gotta’ go to Firefox because this new Safari install won’t let me add anything from the pop-up menu which doesn’t mean anything to anyone but me suffice it to say, such an occurrence caused me […]

Art House Coop – Canvas Project Volume 2

Registered for new projects at Art House on Thursday. (click on the link to learn about the Canvas Project) The 5 – 3″x3″ canvases arrived today. Thanks be to the coop for allowing me to participate in 4, count ’em four, projects. Will post my progress thus far on tomorrow’s entry feature. My words for the Canvas Project Volume 2 include: punchline, aerie, blustery and two more I’ll reveal eventually. “Punchline” will be a spiral of words – punchlines of […]

Matchbook Covers as Art

The last Woodside Antiques auction we attended must have been in, what… January? That’s when we acquired the Victorian scrapbook and the sewing basket filled with dozens of spools of vintage thread. And the Victorian handmade lace, the 1920s dresses… great bunches of “stuff” at some very low prices. Yes, I’m talking to myself. Didn’t I end up with a huge box filled with matchbooks? It was the time I bid without knowing I’d done so? Yeah, it’s all coming […]

Anonymous Postcard

Sometimes a great notion becomes a reality. Tucker Nichols removes the mundane and confusing olive pits left unconsumed when one finishes the martini of life and creates something beautiful. The Anonymous Postcard. Submit your claim today. I did. To the family in the yellow house around the corner – Please clean up after your dog. My yard is not a toilet. I don’t care if your floofloo registered poodle gets groomed twice a month and has painted toenails. Her poo […]

IBX Artist Collective

As the beginning entry concerning the IBX Artist Collective, let me herewith state how relieved we all are to find you.