Found Objects – Finding Creative Possibilities in People, Places and Things

Artists are certainly familiar with the creative concept of “found objects” as a way to turn ordinary items, perhaps through only minimal manipulation, into art. As an artistic creative concept, the idea of using found objects is nearly one hundred years old and has been embraced by Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray, among others. A Ginormous Found Object with Creative Possibilities While I’ve painted pictures on old bathroom cabinet doors and created a sculpture from a baseball [...]

2013-05-18T07:58:50+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Fine Art Tips, General, Inspiration & Motivation|3 Comments

How to Become An Eco Friendly Artist

A few years ago, I made a decision to take a break from my art and re-establish myself as an eco friendly artist. The motivation was simple, but the task and how to wasn't so clear. The transition was much harder, and time consuming than I had originally planned. After talking with some like-minded artists, I soon found I wasn't the only one struggling. Fast forward a few years, and I'm now fully set up and running [...]

Honoring Earth Day in My Own Private Idaho

As an nature artist who lives in the mountains, I am particularly inspired by the Earth and her creatures. Today is Earth Day, so to honor the Earth in my own way, I thought I'd share a few Instagram photos of my own private Idaho. (I love taking Instagram photos with my cell phone when I don't want to to lug my big camera around). Earth Day, April 22, is considered the largest secular event in the [...]

2012-05-04T09:46:37+00:00 April 22nd, 2012|Fine Art Tips, General, Inspiration & Motivation|Comments Off on Honoring Earth Day in My Own Private Idaho