A journal is a funny thing. Half musings, half recollections, it is a blend of experience.
Time constraints will not allow me to make entries everyday, but I will be making them from some exciting locations. This artist will endeavor to share the journey that takes me to the bush, sketchpad in hand, facing the wild models that inspire me as well as the people who share that amazing environment. Sometimes we'll have photos, "worth a thousand words" and sometimes a sketch. In any case, I hope to illuminate a process akin to that of the artists who traveled with Lewis and Clark , or Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle, and others- except probably funnier.......
Three Rivers Show-Covington
We had a great time at the 3 Rivers art show in Covington Louisiana only 10 miles from home. We saw a lot of friends, made some new friends, and renewed old acquaintances with other artists. We even won an award and that extra money always comes in handy.
The Balloon Fest and our trip out west
Just after hurricane Isaac we had to leave for an extended trip out West. We visited the Albuquerque balloon Festival while we did the Rio Grande art festival. We visited galleries in Santa Fe, spent some time at" 10,000 waves" a beautiful spa in the mountains And visited an old friend in Taos. We had a great showi in Houston , and caught up with friends there.
One of my favorite projects
Diane Winston a new friend of mine from Covington Louisiana recently visited the Santa Barbara zoo. While there ,she came across our bronze sculpture that I did several years ago. It gives me great pleasure to see children climbing on and enjoying a piece of my artwork.
Summer of 2102
This summer was wonderful but Busy. We covered alot of miles ,won some awards and revisited old friends.At the Des Moines Iowa art show we were invited to the great ape Project to see the wonderful work they are doing at their new facility..
Our 2011 African Adventure
Our African Adventure this year was truly spectacular. Our small group had a wonderful time and we bonded as good friends by the time our journey had ended.From the tip of Africa ,through the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta , all the way to Victoria Falls ,we had an amazingly smooth, worry free trip. Thanks to the humor of Ellen Burleigh, the wit of Marketta Brown and the good nature of the rest of the group, we were never bored and always ready for more adventure. Although we never stopped to rest , we were usually moving toward another unique experience,and so were never tired. Sorry it took so long to post these photos but life has been sorta crazy lately. I'll finish the captions as we get time since the folks who we shared Africa with will remember each moment personally. WE are doing a similar adventure in November 2013 and can't wait to visit all our old friends (human and animal) in Africa again.