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Monday, October 15, 2007


I am a very frustrated artist at the moment. I tend to get a wee bit grumpy when I don't have time to create artwork. It's almost like an obsession I have...I have to be creating or I feel like I am wasting time. Very hard to explain but I am sure that other artists and not just artists get this feeling when the are almost 'obsessed' with something. I wonder if this would qualify as a Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Hmmm...must ask the Doctor if I can ever get one that is.
Which brings me to another frustration. Having a health problem that requires regular monitoring it is very frustrating to find myself unable to obtain a family doctor. I mean, geeze, I have been living in this city for almost 2 years now and still I cannot get one. So for now I travel back and forth to my old family doctor 2 hours away.
So at the moment, due to lack of time, discomfort from my ailment, family obligations and I admit, total disorganization of my art supplies I am getting more and more frustrated by the minute.
I decided to attempt the recyling of grocery bags, as done by another artist I featured previously in SEPTEMBER another blog entry. I thought this might be relaxing and a 'portable' creative outlet I could do anywhere. However, after only one or two evenings of crocheting plastic bags...I developed pain in my right arm from the repetitive motion. At least that's what I think has caused it.
So I look around my place, looking at partly painted canvases, partly finished sculptures in paper mache, numerous pieces of denim clothing waiting to be painted...and I become extremely frustrated.
Time...it moves too swiftly. Sleep...well, I consider it a 'necessary Evil'. So I hope this cycle of running around like a chicken with my head cut off and the ache and pains in my body end soon and I can regroup, be creative and once again spend time doing what I love best...creating art.

Friday, October 12, 2007


I came across the most incredible unknown pop artist and I just had to get a painting done. His work is so incredible and reminds me of Andy Warhol, the famous pop artist. His ability to create paintings of people in my favorite style of pop art is...well, I am in awe. I couldn't resist. I just had to have a painting done so I requested a painting of Roy Orbison. It came today and I was even more impressed. It was well packed and I received it in record time. I couldn't have been happier.
I cannot believe that he doesn't advertise his work however, he does do commissions. Here is my wonderful new painting.
Eric Dee has been painting for quite awhile but has not gone national in marketing his work so I am so happy to get in on an early sale before others discover his talent. Here is another painting he did of James Dean.
I don't know who owns this one but lucky them. If you are interested in having your own painting done I did make a note of his email address and you can reach him at ericdee@gmail.com

Friday, October 05, 2007


I have come across another recyling artist in my search on the internet. I can never get enough of viewing recylced art. It takes such imagination and creativity to create as they do. To take some everyday ordinary item and view and use it in a totally different direction creating a unique piece of art is an artform of it's own.

Lane (the only name he seems to go by) creates whimsical original sculptures from recycled castaways. They seem to have a character of their own as in the piece shown below. Who would think to use a wall socket for a body? I haven't seen that done yet. Another type of 'functional artwork' he produces are his lamps. The lampshades appear to be made from recycled license plates.Lane recycles plain metal parts into his sculptures and lamps. His work can be seen at Gallery Zipp, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Adelante, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and at Ghost Town Trading Company, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Okay, I'm going to go google some more and find other amazing artists out there. I cannot get enough of recycling!!!!