Category Archives: painting

April Throwback Thursday: A Storybook

Of all the lame social media/facebook trends out there to which I wish I wouldn’t succumb (“What Avengers Character are you? Let’s Play!”), I admit there is one I actually like and even value. Throwback Thursdays have given me the … Continue reading

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Erasure Time

I’ve been erasing again. I am back on the Henry Van Dyke project pretty much every day, working steadily while also shaping the final projects in a short collection that began as my MFA thesis. On the whole, I have decided the … Continue reading

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Did I Icon the Week Away?

For the longest time,  a wooden egg I found at a remnants sale has sat on a shelf in my closet. I’ve had a confusing variety of ideas about what should cover the egg—everything from decoupage flowers to simple gradations … Continue reading

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Love & Whiplash

In 1934, the great Polish writer, Bruno Schulz—who has become a kind of art totem for me—wrote a letter to Julian Tuwim, a famous poet, thanking the man for promoting Schulz’s book, Cinnamon Shops (The Street of Crocodiles). While affectionately … Continue reading

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