My favorite things 50

MY FAVORITE THINGS 50

I got interested in Zuñi fetishes, those tiny carved animals who represent the Prey Gods or guardian animals of the six regions of...

A goat named Kathleen

A GOAT NAMED KATHLEEN

Just checked my email and was intrigued by a message with the subject line "A goat named Kathleen Loomis." I have donated to the Heifer...

 
 
 
Chicago art 3 - Campeche wax

CHICAGO ART 3 - CAMPECHE WAX

Ever hear of Campeche wax? I hadn't either, until I ran into not one but two spectacular works of art in Chicago that use it. Campeche...

Chicago art 2 - Latin American fiber

CHICAGO ART 2 - LATIN AMERICAN FIBER

I apologize for taking so long to get back to my visit to Chicago several weeks ago. In mainstream museums I always like to keep an...

 
 
 
My favorite things 49

MY FAVORITE THINGS 49

If you've ever been in a Lutheran church service you know that congregational singing is a really big deal. When I still lived at home...

Hugs in the workplace

HUGS IN THE WORKPLACE

I've been out of the workplace for 17 years now so I can't tell you whether innocuous hugging is more or less prevalent than in the...

 
 
 
Etsy and old thread

ETSY AND OLD THREAD

I don't know much about Etsy, having neither bought nor sold there, but Leigh's comment on my last post seems to ring true. She wrote:...

Form over function

FORM OVER FUNCTION

Crabby again. Yesterday's New York Times had a big story in the business section about Etsy, which is undergoing culture shock after...

 
 
 
My favorite things 48

MY FAVORITE THINGS 48

My mother owned a meat grinder that to my knowledge was never used to grind meat. I'm not sure why she acquired it, but at some point...

Kimono everywhere 2

KIMONO EVERYWHERE 2

People made all kinds of different things with the kimono in our challenge project. Finger puppets, stored on black cones, dressed...

 
 
 
Kimono everywhere 1

KIMONO EVERYWHERE 1

About this time last year, a long-time friend and fiber art pal took a new job and had to clear out decades worth of stuff in the basement...

My favorite things 47

MY FAVORITE THINGS 47

In the olden days, toys were from a different planet than they are now. For one thing, there weren't so many of them, and for another,...

 
 
 
Christmas is coming

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

My longtime faithful readers know that every year I make personalized Christmas ornaments for my family and friends. Often the task...

My favorite things 46

MY FAVORITE THINGS 46

Four months after we got married we moved to Germany, and my parents seized upon the opportunity to come visit us the next summer....

 
 
 
Chicago art 1 - early work

CHICAGO ART 1 - EARLY WORK

Many artists become famous for some easily recognizable technique, subject or approach - and when you see their early work, quite different,...

Chicago architecture 1

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE 1

We took a walking tour of Chicago architecture that focused on mid-century modernist buildings, including the Daley Plaza of three...

 
 
 
My favorite things 45

MY FAVORITE THINGS 45

Although I own plenty of things whose only function in life is to sit there and look beautiful, I love souvenirs that work. And best...

Handwork in miniature

HANDWORK IN MINIATURE

The Art Institute of Chicago is known for its collection of 68 miniature dioramas depicting rooms from different places and times....

 
 
 
Reformation Day at the museum

REFORMATION DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Five hundred years ago today was the date we now commemorate as the start of the Protestant Reformation, and the Art Institute of Chicago...

My favorite things 44

MY FAVORITE THINGS 44

My mother acquired three old kitchen chairs that had belonged to her grandparents, but the caned seats were deteriorating. Once my...

 
 
 



Selestranda House / bark arkitekter

Selestranda House / bark arkitekter

© Lise Bjelland Architects: bark arkitekter Location: Time, Norway Architect In Charge: Katrine Grimnes Area: 88.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Lise... Read more ...

☆☆우르르쾅쾅 번개모임☆☆

☆☆우르르쾅쾅 번개모임☆☆

올해 얼마남지 않은 시간에 번개 스케치 합니다 1.장소:스타필드 고양 2.일시:2017.12.18.월요일 10:30 3층 푸드코트 입구 3.기타등등:주차비 무료 Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Map Print, "TEXAS TWILIGHT-WINDMILL" by Contemporary...

Contemporary Fine Art Map Print, "TEXAS TWILIGHT-WINDMILL" by Contemporary Artist Brian Billow

16"x20" Mixed Media on Paper $49.00 Read more ...

Aarhus School of Architecture Reveals Winners of Drawing of the Year 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture Reveals Winners of Drawing of the Year 2017

1st prize - The One Day Unit / Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben Ami. Image Courtesy of Arkitektskolan Aarhus The Aarhus School of Architecture has revealed the winners of their... Read more ...

Female Portrait Oil Painting “Wedding Day” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

Female Portrait Oil Painting “Wedding Day” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

It's a summer wedding. She's the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a guest. Imagine a cool breeze at the end of a balmy day, a shimmering lake, and music floating through the air... Read more ...

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Collage Art Painting "Forest Footpath" by...

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Collage Art Painting "Forest Footpath" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk

12"x12" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available $250.00 Read more ...

Christmas Card Competition 2017

Christmas Card Competition 2017

People of Boulder, It's been a while since the last Boulder media artblog competition, but we thought we'd try and end the year on a high by announcing an in-house artblog... Read more ...

Red Art,Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Painting “Dimensions of Passion” by...

Red Art,Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Painting “Dimensions of Passion” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 24"x24" Acrylic on Cradled Panel/sold Commissions welcome. Visit to Read more ...

Pinwhell House / CEEarch

Pinwhell House / CEEarch

© VietLu Architects: CEEarch Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Ho Hung Cuong Area: 111.8 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: VietLu © VietLu Text... Read more ...

New Pastel 18x24

New Pastel 18x24

Price On Request This new pastel is one of the latest I've completed. I have been working on several this a autumn and will post them as they are completed. I have some ideas... Read more ...