Have you visited the Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show?

The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show was established in 1965 by local artists. It’s an arts festival on Sunday that is at the beach and includes original drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture, crafts and photography.  I have been many times, having grown up in the area. I have always been inspired by artist who travel…

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What is SURTEX (Selling & Licensing Original Art & Design)?

Like many creative people, I’m looking at options for how to make a living from my creative work. A friend of mine attended SURTEX (Selling & Licensing Original Art & Design) and she has inspired me to look into the options. I took a look at my work and created a one page layout that,…

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Want to give your business a facelift?

I’m always game to work on creating fun designs for print and electronic media. It seems like there are tons of businesses that need a logo or want to impress their customers with a slick web design. (99 designs is a great example of how most business approach design projects) I prefer to design materials…

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Stage 2 in painting, “Two birds in a bush”

I’ve been back in the studio and working on my painting. The inspiration for this painting came from a drawing I did while on vacation. It reminded me of the saying, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” The meaning of is, It’s better to have a small real advantage than…

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Who is Alice Neel?

I recently rediscovered the paintings of Alice Neel. I have always enjoyed portraits, and I think that Alice communicates fascinating emotional states in her work. There is a great biography of her: http://www.aliceneelfilm.com/ Phoebe Hoban: Alice Neel, The Art of Not Sitting Pretty http://blip.tv/2011-arts-and-culture-lectures/phoebe-hoban-alice-neel-the-art-of-not-sitting-pretty-4827216

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Great movies about art and deisgn

Recently I have been inspired by several movies that talk about art and design in relation to personal and cultural relationship. If anyone out there has more related movie suggestions for me, please let me know!

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