On to Carolina

If you’re a member of my email community,  you may remember the adventure-filled move to North Carolina I mentioned, and how it rivaled our trip down the Alcan in the old school bus? This time we traveled by Uhaul truck, the biggest one available. It may also have been the most heavily loaded. After a […]

From the Streets of New York

Sketch of a woman looking at a painting by Joan Miro in the Guggenheim Museum.

In 1984 I went back East to visit a friend from Pond Farm Pottery School. Towards the end of the trip, I spent a week in New York City visiting museums and galleries. I returned home with the sketchbook I’d carried as I roamed the city streets making sketches of New York. That winter, I […]

Sources of Inspiration – Fueling Your Creative Fires

A PechaKucha presentation by Jeff Dean This presentation was put together for Homer’s first PechaKucha night, July 25, 2019. PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Edison said genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration […]

Sources of Artistic Inspiration

They say art is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. That may be true, but all the perspiration in the world may count for not without some inspiration to guide the way.

The Accidental Phoenix

It all begain with the raven…

It all began with a Raven Sometimes we find ourselves rising from the ashes when all we really meant to do was get a bit of a tan. So it was for my first phoenix carving and like so many other northern tales, it all begins with a Raven… I was a couple of years […]

Oh you volcano

A Young Sculptor in Italy Sketching in Florence, in pencil and Rome It was early in the summer of 1978 and the last week of our Italian trip. We’d been in Florence for two weeks, Rome for two more, and were driving around Sicily. It had meant missing both the summer session at Naguib School of Sculpture […]

Reawakening My Muse

Abstract bronze figure. Renaissance, rebirth, new beginnings, inspiration.

Sometimes the inner fires dwindle and we are out of touch with our creative genius. This small bronze sculpture can remind us of the inspiration lurking within. Reawakening the Muse Bronze with alabaster 5.75″ H x 2.75″ W x 1″ D Edition of 120 Though the creative fires have never smoldered in recent years, their […]