Love of War

Contemplating the classic pairing of love and war in mythology after hearing a lecture on Hillman book, A Terrible Love of War. The class couple is Mars and Venus or Aphrodite and Ares. I could not help but imagine mixing and matching contemporary cartoons to make couples that represent the relationship between love and war  …

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Magnetic platonic solid toy design

Some sketches of the magnetic plexi cube toy design and photos of the prototype Platonic solid object. Material is a smoky plastic  transparent 1/4 inch plexi. Four angel cut and glued triangle shapes feature interior magnets. All shapes can be magnetically set to assemble into one big cube, as seen in photo, or various other…

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Something for everyone, 24×48, acrylic 

Final painting. Something for everyone, 24″x48″, acrylic painting.      This charm bracelet holds charms from my childhood. Some are from family vacation destinations. Other charms make milestones achievements and birthdays.    

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Charm bracelet painting process

Work in progress images for the charm bracelet painting – 24×48″. As we near thanksgiving I can’t help but feel like the title of this image might be, something for everyone…. One for each… Or … Pick what you like….                   

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Napkin Art at Santa Barbara Bar

I discovered these napkin art drawings in my old sketchbook recently – they were drawn at a bar in Santa Barbara. It was my birthday and I met some new people who joined in with us. You know I travel with all kinds of pens – although these days it’s mostly just the iPad. Can’t wait…

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Opportunity Women in New Media

Technology links everyone and everything in my world. Narrowing down a big topic like technology, to a manageable scale, is what I attempt in the following pages. The goal of the paper is to identify what, if any, special opportunities are available for female artists today. My unique contribution to this subject is based on…

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Everyday Gems: Tips for Contemporary Artists

Famous author and teacher, Joseph Campbell, had a gift for making ancient stories come to life. This paper introduces Campbell and offers tips for contemporary artists by weaving together stories from real life and art history. The main focus is a universal story Campbell called the hero’s journey. Using examples, I illustrate the fundamental hero…

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