Painting Dreams at CoSM
Preface: I attended the CoSM Visionary Painting Intensive with fifteen other skilled visionary painters at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappinger Falls, New York in July, 2016. Arriving at the Dream Land There’s something about riding a train to a destination that puts me in that contemplative creative mood. Departing from Grand Central Station on a Saturday afternoon, the […]
Client Spotlight: Shriners International
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Shriners? Funny hat. Clowns and tiny cars. Egyptian symbolism and a mysterious connection to the Freemasons maybe? Since becoming the designers of the Shriner Magazine: Pride and Tradition, we have learned much more about this great organization and the work they do for children.
Upwards Inspiration In Zion Park
Blinding white void can be daunting. As someone who is always looking for opportunities to explore the edges of life, the edges of creativity, the edges of inspiration and dive into the center of that void, I find comfort in the “uncomfortable” and in the unknown. This void is the surrender that leaves expansive room for inspiration […]
Global Action Coalition: bringing harmony across the world
We love this great green earth and the inhabitants that live in it. As a creative business we feel it’s our job to be stewards of creation and provide service to those that help others. Yes, we work to make a living so we can enjoy our own freedoms, but along with that goal is one of supporting others in […]
How To Spend Five Days Making Xmas Cards
Okay, I’m starting to see the value in cards. I’ve never been a big fan of greeting cards but I’ve learned to see their value as I get older. Christmas cards are great and I always love getting them from friends and family because its so rare to get something personal in the mail anymore. Cards […]
Why Art is More Valuable Than Gold.
Gold, the most valuable and sought after metal in the world. It has captured the hearts and minds of millions and is among the most treasured metals and is an integral part of many cultures and ceremonies. It has held its value steadily over human life span and currently is valued at around $1,200/oz. While gold […]
Adobe Ink & Slide Review
When I first learned about the release of Adobe’s niche stylus, Ink & Slide, I was amazed at the potential such little tools could offer. After watching a the introductory video I was sold and this little device would soon be part of my creative toolkit. I ordered the Ink & Slide and during the unboxing […]
Art in motion
My first art class in kindergarten started me on my path to being a hands-on artist and gave me an immediate connection to raw earth materials. Since then I have produced creative works involving graphite, clay, oils, acrylics and everything between. Since the invention of Photoshop, the tablet and the amazingly inspired design of apple […]
Its 6am, let’s head for New York…
Its 6am at our cozy little house in Morrisonville, IL (pop. 1100) and we are headed northeast to New York City (pop 8,405,837). Road trippin is by far the best way to travel and experience the amazing roads that wind through America. We’ve driven through IN, OH, PA, NY, NJ and caught up with our brother, our […]
Move to Corn Country for Art?
We live an interesting life (according to some of our friends and family) and I think that is partly due to our ability to just decide and go for something. We have friends who plan, settle down and live a normal adult life—which is something Ami and I both want at times—but instead we tend […]