Category Archives: Holidays

Y3 Art Resolutions: Of art and craft

Y3 Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. At year’s end, even those who avoid it, ponder the meaning of life–if only for a … Continue reading

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Y2 Art Resolutions: The Retreat Day 1

A spiritual sponge bath. Traveling the gritty road of real life inevitably results in a build up of dirt and sweat. The nasty gnats of everyday living start to obscure the headlights of heart, soul, and insight. One day, you … Continue reading

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Art Resolutions: Study 104-The Art of the Mt. Muchmore Holiday Kitchen

Art Resolutions are a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year. A late start. Yes. The holiday can be stressful. Yes. We manufacture the stress or play into the expectations that are being created all … Continue reading

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Study 82: Art Resolutions—Pleasant Abstractions

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year. Four, maybe five times, in my Illinois childhood, my parents would take us to Pleasant Lake in Wisconsin for a long weekend. We stayed … Continue reading

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Study 39: Art Resolutions-The Peony Motif

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year. Welcome to Study 39. Was it the Chinese New Year or the colorless landscape? The phenomenal floral photographs of Christopher  Beane or the peony … Continue reading

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Day 19: Art Resolutions-A third life for the remnant

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to creat an art study everyday for a year. Welcome to day 19. When I went to my first college drawing class, professor Bud Wall reviewed my high school portfolio. In it was a … Continue reading

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Day 9: Art Resolutions-A second life for the bay leaf garland

Art Resolutions is a 2015 self-imposed charge to create an artistic study each day for a year. Welcome to Day 9. Over the last year, I’ve gained new insights into the growth or evolution of my art. Sometimes pieces “grow up” … Continue reading

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