Old Man, what are you thinking?

He’s thinking, “Wow! $80 for a framed art piece like that!” (Yep, I asked.) This piece is approx 11×14 and the black frame really sets it off.

No Bull

I love this painting just because of the light — who wouldn’t fall in love with ‘No Bull’? I’m tempted to do this again just to play with it, but we’ll see — I have plenty of things that I’m painting lately. This is a 5×7 oil painting on linen panel. Fighting a little burnout…

Rooster

I’m entering this oil painting in the local Floral Art Show, so here’s hoping that it’s selected. I’m very curious to see what a floral designer might do. The purpose of this show is to pair art with a floral designer who interprets the work in florals — so fun! 

Bless the Mess!

Perhaps other people have little invisible servants who make things tidy, but I don’t. I live in reality, baby!

Place-Making, Chippewa Valley Style

Eau Claire’s Confluence Project is changing the Chippewa Valley by making it a special destination of its own. Surrounding areas are responding in kind with their own projects. What does it mean if Eau Claire becomes an art mecca?

How to Get a Step Ahead

Aside from working your butt off, cultivating your inner gladiator, and letting out a motivational roar every Monday, how can you get a step ahead of the competition?

Design Differentiates

I know of a guy who actually spent thousands on a bicycle. That concept to me is way out there, but, hey, he bikes a LOT. Thing is, the major decision for him of WHERE to purchase that bike (he bought locally – YAY!) came down to the company website. Simple as that.

Finding Your Design Process

One of the things that I love about super juicy knowledge is how it rings true for more than one thing. Case in point – art. The other day I was watching a YouTube video on art. I love to draw, but, frankly, I’m out of practice because I had hit a wall.