Thoughts on 2019

As I look back on the year 2018 it was pretty much of a bust for me creatively. I seemed to struggle with everything project I approached‚Ķnothing seemed to thrill me. Not even still life photography that had proven to be a successful path for me in 2017. As my frustration kept growing I decided… Continue Reading


Solar

An area I’ve been exploring off and on since this spring is eco-dyeing…using things naturally found to create dye baths. I’ve tried boiling kettles full of avocado pits/skins, red cabbage, coffee grounds, and the like with wonderful results. The fabrics used has included linen, cotton, and silk. As with everything I do, I tend to… Continue Reading


Sundays

Once upon a time…before I turned to mixed media and photography…I painted. I also was heavily into life drawing. Nothing like than working from a model…the human body is the most challenging and rewarding subject for any artist. That was then. Now days my painting comes and goes. I still have all my paints, brushes,… Continue Reading


Tales from the Allotment

Tucked into a tree encircled field, the Valley View Community Gardens where my little allotment resides offers a quiet refuge. Lately my trips have been few and far between. Our weather has settled into a typical Cincinnati summer…hot and humid. Add to this plentiful rain and one has the perfect jungle setting!! As such my… Continue Reading


Seed Head

This past Sunday¬†morning I was doing some light weeding and replanting in my allotment. At the back end of my space there’s a clump of weeds and grasses come up from a pile of abandoned hay. As I used my hoe to take out this clump I noticed the lovely seed heads on the grasses.… Continue Reading


The Allotment

Way back in the 70’s…when I was just a young lad…an undergrad at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio…I had this plan to “go back to the land”. Live off the land and all that. Of course everyone was planning that as well. That didn’t happen but I did hold on to my desire to garden.… Continue Reading


There Is This Tree…

There is this tree…greets me every time I come into the park with my dog. It’s not a particularly pretty park although it does sit beside the Little Miami River. Yet it’s this tree that always catches my attention. Over the years I have used the tree as the focus for a number of my… Continue Reading