Sunday, December 31, 2017

Feliz Año Nuevo !

My neighbors have been greeting me this way for years.This coming year will be one of more production, more posters, more sales and more friends.My emphasis will be on showcasing the 3-D posters which will be coming soon.A new printer is in the mix along with an enclosed dark room for the public viewing of my work (still imagining this one).All in all, it is shaping up to be an exciting year.It looks like this site has also hit another milestone...5200 hits!

My friend Veda, celebrating the new year

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas and Joyous Noel !

Here's to all of you who have supported my creative pursuit over the years. You have made 2017 a stellar year in spite of all setbacks and natural disasters. My hope is that you all receive all your gifts with gratitude, and all your loved ones with joy. Best wishes to you in 2018

Friday, December 22, 2017

Stocking Stuffers

This past week has me painting a whole assortment of rocks, just to stay ahead of my inventory. Last week was pretty good over in Sebastopol. Many people were on the square, looking around for that perfect unique gift to give to a loved one. The rocks shown below feature a few new images and a few standard looks that I've honed into visually pleasing, economic designs.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Better Holders

The picture below is of a Rock Holder design I created a while ago that features an updated version showing the thickness of the piece. The second photo is an assortment of the same item custom produced from a template designed to die-cut plexiglass.This was an expensive undertaking, but one that upgrades my whole display and really showcases the best rocks offered for sale.

Exploring new directions

My sister and I visited the "After Dark" exhibit at the Exploratorium on the waterfront in San Francisco last week.After finding a parking place and getting through the line, we began viewing the exhibits. It was my intent to see the LED lighted sculptures, as well as any glow in the dark items that may be featured.We found an exhibit about Scorpions that showed how they glowed in the dark because of the luminosity of their exoskeletons.The backlight I had brought with me so impressed the exhibitor that she wanted to know how she could acquire one.They are called "Letmy™ UV Blacklight" and can be found on Amazon for around ten bucks.

Later, it occurred to me that there were far too many things to see in one evening so we departed after about two hours.The picture taken is of the sculpture outside the facility