Jennifer and I are working with the organizers of the annual Bryn Du Mansion Art Exhibit to create an interactive chalk piece for visitors to try their hand at chalking. We are working on a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood that has been painted with chalkboard paint. The photo on the left is the chalk outline, the photo on the right is the chalk-painted finished panel. This panel can be reused since any chalk applied can be wiped off!
We will be at the mansion March 10, 2018 from 10-12 to demo chalk painting. Stop by and visit - and bring the kids!
I recently submitted this mural design to Summer Jam West to beautify a building that faces a newly finished bike path in the Westgate area of Columbus. The finished mural size is 90' x 13', and so far, 19 artists have submitted designs for consideration. A social media campaign has been launched to get input from local businesses and neighbors as to which mural people like most. If I am awarded this project, I will have a lot of work to do to get it finished by the end of June 2017! Folks are already referring to my drum playing octopus as a "Rastapus" and an "Octafarian!"
Yes, this is a real barn. This barn can be found in Sardis, OH - and it is on the Monroe County Ohio quilt barn trail. Sardis, OH is a sleepy little town along the Ohio River. It is one of the few towns that has a ferry to transport folks across the river to Kentucky. The quilt square on the side of this barn is known as a "Mariner's Star" or "Mariner's Compass". It is a very old quilt pattern.
A very good friend of mine was very, very ill. She was hospitalized for more than a month - sometimes in ICU.
I had taken this photo of day lilies she had planted near the end of her driveway. They were in full bloom and so colorful against the summer sky. I thought it was a fitting tribute to her resolve and to her long, long fight to get better.