The Blog

Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction

News

Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction

If you're going to the Boots and Business Dinner and Awards event this month, go 'head and bid on these amazing silent auctions items!  Surely you'd love to come to Friday Night Creative Chill with a friend and furthermore send some awesome kiddo to an entire week of art camp while supporting your local chamber of commerce, amiright?

Read more →


Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 8 & 9

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 8 & 9

”Real life” came on like a freight train these past couple weeks, and I did not meet my goal of completing 100 design remixes from “The Grammar of Ornament” in February. I got close, but no cigar. March’s work cut out for me, I guess! What follows is ornaments 51-70. . Moresque Ornament from the Alhambra Wherein Owen Jones dedicates more airtime to one building than he did to the entire Greek culture. “We find in the Alhambra the speaking art of the Egyptians, the natural grace and refinement of the Greeks, the geometrical combinations of the Romans, the Byzantines,...

Read more →


My Icing this Week: iPad Pro Portrait 3

New Works

My Icing this Week: iPad Pro Portrait 3

Another portrait on that cool little number they call an iPad Pro. Referenced from pexels, I think, or maybe unsplash. Either way, painting her was a joy for me this week. Just spreading the love.

Read more →


Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 7

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 7

This week in “The Ornament of Grammar” adventures, I learned about Pompeian, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, and Turkish design, as seen through the lens of Owen Jones. I want to keep it short and sweet today, as the design renditions themselves should hopefully fill in the blanks well enough. They are, after all, remixes and are really just a way for me to participate in the material.  First stop, Pompeii. Key words: borders, dado, panels, friezes, pilasters. Borrowed from the Greeks and Romans, colorful tones and shades. Jones mentions in the book that Pompeii’s “whole style, however, of the decoration is so capricious...

Read more →


First Friday Night Creative Chill of 2019

News

First Friday Night Creative Chill of 2019

Well everyone, it finally happened. We were finally able to get together for the first Woodland Park Parks and Rec Friday Night Creative Chill of the year, and it was sold out and off the chain! It had been billed as a double-header after the two snow-related cancellations that happened in January, but we got into the flow of the alcohol ink tiles so much and so long that we decided to turn the paper flowers into a take-home project. Some very nice ladies helped me assemble kits that everyone got to bring with them so they could give paper flowers a...

Read more →