Tag Archives: abstract art

Outdoor Scenes From Somewhere

These three paintings are 8″ x 8″ and were done in June, 2017.


The little white house was inspired by a real little white house I saw on a walk. I’ve done several other images of it and I don’t know why I am so interested in this building. I’m sure I’ll show them later.


The other two paintings – just came from my imagination.

Plein Air Paintings

I’m not sure if I ever posted these paintings done at the plein air event I attended in early June, 2017. If I did do it, well, here they are again.


Tiny Art Gallery – Cosmic Circles

Yes, we are back. The Tiny Art Gallery presents some Cosmic Circles.

All are ATC-sized, 2.5″ x 3.5″, done in acrylics on recycled cardboard.

Tiny Art Gallery – Offers Some Squiggles

You may remember back in April, 2017, we visited the Tiny Art Gallery? You know, the place where, if you are shopping for your dollhouse-sized location, whether you are a dollhouse-sized person or just interested in the small art world – well, I’m getting all tangled up in this sentence, but I think you know what I mean.

Anyway, the Tiny Art Gallery has some new offerings. This is the Squiggle collection.

ATC-sized, 2.5″ x 3.5″. All in acrylics.

Handwriting and Cards

I’ve been working on improving my handwriting, as you may know. One thing I’ve done to practice the new letter shapes I’ve learned is to watch TV and write down phrases of dialogue. This activity has done all kinds of good things for me – my handwriting has gotten better and more fluid; I use the phrases for poetry fodder, and now I have incorporated some of the pages into art activities. Here are a few items to look at.

Here, I wrote on the paper and then I crossed the paper with more lines. I got this idea from something I read – in the past, when paper was scarce and expensive, for whatever reason (such as during wartime), people wrote letters on the paper, and then the recipient would cross the paper with their own words and send it back. I found this intriguing. It seems it would be hard to read, but you can do it, and if you need to communicate, you make use of your resources as you have them. Anyway, here are a couple of ATC’s done that way.

Next, I used the handwriting as a background for more writing in this ATC. Random thoughts layered on random thoughts.

Here is a postcard made from scraps of handwriting paper with some more things on top. Shapes and words. I arranged and wrote with no intentions but it was fun to see if I had really said something profound, afterward. You be the judge…

Here’s an ATC – word scraps, a checkered floor beneath them, maybe, that they are lying on. Someone needs to get out a broom?