Friday, November 19, 2010

Birches in Autumn

“Everyone who enjoys thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed.  --Herein lies the difference between them that create and them that enjoy”  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~
I love special requests of my work.  It validates the artwork I create is meaningful.  It inspires and uplifts me.
A week ago, I received a special request from a person who purchased one of my art blocks from a vending machine.  It was one of the birch tree paintings.  He liked it and asked if I would make a set of 4 birch tree blocks for him.  Of course, I was delighted to accept the special request.  I don’t think we can have too much art.  And, it’s a joy creating these little works of art.  The art blocks are a unique, affordable way of collecting original works of art.
Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I have a lovely view from my studio window of trees in my back yard and beyond.  Although the leaves are now gone, the image and color remain in my memory.  It holds special meaning for me.  When I thought of the trees, the only image that persisted in my mind for this work was birches in autumn.
Birches in Autumn Art Blocks
If I wasn’t a contributing artist for ArtOMat, I would not have known this opportunity to create something special by request.  Thank you to my customer and ArtOMat.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blocks for ArtOMat

My contribution for ArtoMat is long overdue.  I’ve been working on an animals series.  Many pieces are dogs but there are other surprises in this art block series.

Here is a preview of the work:


The blocks are painted and I just need to finish mounting the work.  My goal is to get the pieces completed and ready for shipping before months end.

All works in the set are done in pencil and/or acid free, archival ink pens and markers.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


A piece I created as part of a collaboration project on Art Sharing 21:

The completed project.

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