Blue Jay Feathers

I love blue jay feathers!  I collect them.  They’re so shimmery.  I know that some people think blue jays are a nuisance, but not in my book.  One day when I was walking home from the bus stop I saw a fledgling bouncing on the side of the road, trying to fly.  I walked towards it and, as I got close, I bent over to see if it was injured and wham!   Something slammed into the side of my head.  Hard.  That motherRead more

The Banana Fan

I had a canvas ready.  I had already painted it black with a white field with no inkling to what was going to happen next.  I hung it on my studio wall and let it stare at me.  Channeling my inner Paul Klee, I waited for it to tell me what it needed.  Then, after several months, it told me.  Bananas, it said.  Obedient to my muse on that sunny, spring morning I went straight to the grocery store, boughtRead more

The Sands of Time

This is one of my favorite paintings that I’ve made so far.  It’s all about time and if you look closely and read the symbols you’ll understand.  I’ve been surprised at the number of people that are creeped out by the Reaper figure.  He is merely the symbol for the end, and end we all must face.  Opposite the Reaper is Baby New Year, the symbol for the beginning.  The pocket watch and the hour glass are the obvious symbolsRead more