What is a Tuck Shop? It is Aussie for a Canteen.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1977, Oil on Canvas

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Rest In Peace -Will Barnet

Will Barnet, The Great Grandmother, 1984, Oil on Canvas
Will Barnet died earlier this week. Here is the link to the article. He was 101 years old.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, Oil, silver, and gold on canvas, 1907

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Not So Independent by Claire Desjardins. 48 x 48 x 1.5 inches - Acrylics on canvas.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Elegy: Reflections on Angkor | John McDermott

Monday, July 2, 2012

Books That I Liked

Last week, I was thinking that I needed to read more books that would help me creatively and light a fire up my you know where. I found this book called "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon. I loved it! He had a list of 10 points on how to get your creative juices going. I would highly recommend this book.

Go here for his website.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Wolf Kahn, Woodland Swamp, 2004, Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, Oil on Canvas, 2006

Friday, May 25, 2012

Yan Pei-Ming

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Yan Pei-Ming, Portrait Officiel Rouge, Oil on Canvas, 2003
Yesterday I went to the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea and checked out an exhibition by a Chinese artist named Yan Pei-Ming. I was really inspired! He paints these huge monochromatic scenes that are quite electrifying.  I loved his loose brushwork and the use of color and the fact he only used one colour -either all red or all black. Very cool!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Krishna Reddy, The Great Clown, 1975-1982, Simultaneous color intaglio 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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James Rosenquist, White Bread, 1964, Oil on Canvas

Friday, March 30, 2012

Soft Licorice

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One of my favorite snacks that I like to eat, and fortunately I can buy here, is soft eating black licorice. American licorice is so different to what I am used to.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Mantra

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Franz Kline, Black Reflections, 1959
Oil and pasted paper on paper, mounted on Masonite

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Georgia O'Keeffe, Poppy, Oil on Canvas, 1927

Monday, February 13, 2012

Inspirational Quote

“The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them.”

Tony Robbins

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Beverly McIver

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Reflections #2, 2010, oil on canvas

Saw this article about Beverly McIver and looked up her art work. I loved the vibrancy and looseness of her portrait work! Truly inspirational!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Gary Hill, Inasmuch-as-It-Is-Always-Already-Taking-Place, Video

Monday, January 30, 2012

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

Adapted from marcandangel.com

Here is the link to the original posting. You can find it here. I am feeling I need a little, ( okay a lot), of help in getting back into my creative routine, again!

Successful people:

1. They create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. goals. Smart stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

2. They focus on being productive, not being busy.

3. They make logical, informed choices.

4. They take decisive and immediate action.

5. They avoid the trap of trying to make things perfect.

6. They work outside of their comfort zone.

7. They keep things simple.

8. They focus on making small, continuous improvements.

9. They measure and track their progress.

10. They maintain a positive outlook as they learn from their mistakes.

11. They spend time with the right people.

12. They maintain balance in their life.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tim Tam

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A Tim Tam biscuit is a chocolate covered malt biscuit covered in chocolate with a thin layer of chocolate in the middle. They taste almost airy and are delicious. There was a time when stores like Target (in the USA) were selling these and even my local supermarket!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Inspirational Quote

Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.

Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Andy Warhol, Liz (Colored Liz), print, 1963