Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Venetian Street at Night


Here is another painting that will be featured at the art show.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Piece for the Art Show


This is a painting of a Venetian farmhouse that I did specifically for the upcoming art show at Cafe Beracah on Friday, July 3rd.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Seascape


Here is a seascape that will be shown at the art show. The theme for my show is water. Obviously, this painting focuses on the beauty side of water. Wait until you see the other portrayals of water!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Upcoming Art Show

Isn't it awesome when you see stuff like this?

Lebanon Art Factory Exhibit Schedule
-check out July 3

I'm finishing some pieces for my next show. I decided to focus on water.. reflections.. all kinds of ways that water impacts our lives. Not many things can be so essential, so beautiful, and so devastating..

Monday, June 15, 2009

January's Reader's Choice Awards

Thank you to all who read and vote or comment on my poetry.

Bound Wrists was chosen as the top illustrated poem for January on Literotica. Poems do not win the monthly contests at Literotica, but it means the poem will be considered for a nomination for the Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

My goal last year was to have 2 entries in the Reader's Choice Awards. I had 3. I think I will try to have 3 entries in next year's contest as well.

New Poems!

I had some new poems post recently:

Pennsylvania Tornado

Shopping

Neglected Garden Path

I Love Her Still

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Loving Art School!



This is a sketch I did for my perspectives art class. It feels good to be drawing again. The sketch isn't perfect, but I have enjoyed getting back in the habit of drawing. It's been about 20 years since I've drawn.

I'm loving art school. I'm learning so much already. The best part is that I would pay to learn these things even if I didn't have plans to use it in my career.

Tetris Fights PTSD?

Did you all hear the news that playing Tetris after a traumatic event may prevent PTSD? Now, let's face it, the study was small and had some issues like using undergrads as participants and replicating a trauma instead of using real trauma victims. However, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is no joke. It's well worth a try if you have a traumatic event like a sexual assault, serious car accident, or witness a violent crime. What do you got to lose, right? So, you play Tetris for awhile in hopes that it will help.

I'd like to see the result of future studies on this subject. Unfortunately, playing Tetris only seems to help prevent the symptoms of PTSD, not cure it. Kinda makes me mad that no one handed me a gameboy when I needed it. Do people still use gameboys?

Friday, June 05, 2009

New Limerick!

A new poem of mine, a limerick, posted today. It's definitely not my best, but kinda fun. I had to write a poem from the perspective of an adult toy for a contest. What do you think?

The Frustrated Vibrator

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New Poems!

I have 3 new poems that posted on Literotica today.

Please check out my illustrated poem:

The Roses