Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Master Key

"Love is the master key 
 that opens the gates of happiness."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Holiday gift suggestions:  
To your enemy, forgiveness.  
To an opponent, tolerance.  
To a friend, your heart.  
To a customer, service.  
To all, charity.  
To every child, 
a good example. 
To yourself, respect." 
~ Oren Arnold

X ♥  O

Monday, December 18, 2017

Gifts That Keep Giving

"Everyone has a gift for something,
even if it is the gift of just
being a good friend."
~ Marian Anderson

It is getting down to the wire for holiday gift shopping!
There is less than a week before Christmas and Hanukkah is now in full swing. 

Many people are now scrambling to find that elusive, perfect gift.
The gift that keeps giving isn't usually readily available at a store, however.
The perpetual gift is the present that will outlast the present and it often requires
more thought and insight as to how the recipient may benefit.

I have issued quite a few personalized gift certificates
so far this holiday season and suspect that the rush isn't over just yet.

And there are still a couple of spots available for my
Pre-Pay January Studio Classes.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
– Wiliam Butler Yeats
See more about getting your own personalized gift certificates
for art, calendars, supplies and instruction, in any amount here.

Thanks So Much for Stopping By
And Happy Holidays!

X ♥  O

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Throw Some Paint On!

“Life is a blank canvas,
and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”
~ Danny Kaye
10 x 8" matted alcohol ink painting on Yupo
We had an awesome abstract workshop here last weekend.
Everyone is all psyched up and ready to paint more abstracts in alcohol ink!

Click here to see a close up of some the awesome ink art that was created!

And remember ...
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
~ Helen Keller
X ♥  O

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Your World Is What You Make It

"When we are aligned with your purpose, there is an inexhaustible source of energy.
You never get tired, and you do everything with a sense of joy.
It's actually effortless ... it's a flow."
~ Dennis Kucinich
'Energized' - Alcohol Ink on Hardboard - • Sold
Prints of this sold original are available here.

A Couple of spots are still available for this weekend's

"The more you lose yourself
in something bigger than yourself,
the more energy you will have."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

X ♥  O

Thursday, November 2, 2017

My Halloween Witch

"I'm feeling a little wicked
and I witch it could be Halloween all over again, he he he!"
The Good Witch - Alcohol Ink on Yupo
"We don't stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop playing."
~ George Bernard Shaw

X ♥  O

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Pumpkin Day!

"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you are scared."
~ Eddie Rickenbacker
'Happy Haunting' alcohol Ink on Yupo
"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers, tonight is Halloween."

Have Fun!!

And be sure to
for a Chance to Win
a Spooky Tree Original!
Don't miss it, the drawing's tonight!! 
X ♥  O


Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Halloween Giveaway!

"When black cats prowl
and pumpkins gleam,
may luck be yours
on Halloween."
5 x 7" Original Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo paper
for a Chance to Win
this Original!

Happy Fall, Good Luck and
Thanks So Much for Stopping By!

X ♥  O

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Make A Brand New Ending

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."


This is a  short time-lapse video of painting flowers in alcohol ink on Yupo paper using canned air. A real time video of this project is available as a free bonus to people who are registered members of the FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink E-Course. 

Registration Closes for the Fall 2017 Session in two days.  
For more information go to:

"Give something to everything,
then give everything to something."
~ Jim Crow  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hey, Is That Michael Jackson?

"Well begun is half done.
~ Italian Proverb

Phase One - MAC Scarecrow
Jerry started working on our Medford Arts Center
entry for the Annual Scarecrow Contest in Medford, NJ.
It still needs a lot of work, but it's fun work,
and we're both happiest when we are creating.

Hey, is that Michael Jackson?
Happy Fall and
Thanks So Much for Stopping By!

X ♥  O

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Wonder of Discovery

"I teach to share the wonder of my discoveries
and to exchange with my students
the wonder of theirs."
~ Michele Cooper

See a short video segment from a live demo I did
with alcohol ink on Yupo paper last month. 
Closes October 12th!

"The best teacher is
the one who suggests
rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires her listener
with the wish to teach herself."
~  E. G. Bulwer-Lytton

Happy Fall and
Thanks So Much for Stopping By!

X ♥  O

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Is In The Air!

“Fall has always been my favorite season. 
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, 
as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
~ Lauren DeStefano

With some help from Jerry, the studio entrance is

(Registration is open Oct 3rd - the 12th.)

Happy Fall and
Thanks So Much for Stopping By!

X ♥  O