Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Real Housecats of New Jersey


We laugh that we have very few "varmints" around here, even tho we back up to some scrabby looking woods. Our neighbors even talk about the one squirrel we share for several houses in the neighborhood.

One thing that we do have, tho not alot, but more so than any place else I have lived is feral cats.
Surviving out in those scabby woods certainly must toughen the creatures that live there.

I imagine that if the feral cats were to talk, they might have a bit of an attitude, one on the rough side.

So mix the Jersey shore, the Sopranos, reality shows and some tough cats and you come up with The Real Housecats of New Jersey.

Monday, December 21, 2009

It's PETacular

My friend Terry Stanley has started a new project.
It is called "It's PETacular!"

She had such a great success last year with Dog Days of Painting and had lots of requests for pet portraits that werent dogs.

Stop by her new site.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Two legged dog

What an inspiration. From the AP

Surf Taco -- Art of the Taco.

Been getting ready for Art of the Taco this coming Friday evening. It is at Surf Taco at 1003 Main Street in Belmar, NJ. Printing up alot of greeting cards. My new series, The Real Housecats of New Jersey will be available.

I participated in the event last year and had some fish tacos which they call a Surf Taco. I really like the shredded cabbage instead of lettuce. Fortunately we found a location closer to use in Forked River . Oh, btw, pronounce that "For'-ked River" if you dont want to sound like an outsider. The nice thing about the location is that there is also a coffe shop Java Brewin in the same center.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

In Philly

Was in Philadelphia the other day. Stopped at the art museum and took a few photos.

East entrance. There was a special exhibit of Arshile Gorky's work. He was rather versatile in his style. Did alot of abstracts. One in particular that caught my eye was the Plough and the Song. Not so much that it was an interesting painting but that he did so many studies for it.
I could see doing a quick sketch, but why so many separate studies? It's not like anyone is going to know you made changes on an abstract -- or that the changes werent intentional. Well, that is my thought.

Looking out down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the east entrance. Same steps that Rocky ran up. I walked all the way from where the road bends out of view, through the whole museum (which is huge) and back again. I thought I wore comfortable shoes until I was about halfway done.

Rocky statue is at the base of the steps. Had to take a picture of the statue just to say I was there.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Art of the Taco VI

Participating in Art of the Taco again.
Friday, December 18th starting at 7pm at Surf Taco at 1003 Main Street in Belmar, NJ.