Monthly Archives: December 2008

Bringing in the New Year

by Lisa The above will be  the first piece of art that I finish in the new year. I started it yesterday. That poor pumpkin has been sitting in my studio since before Halloween believe it or not, and I … Continue reading

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Just What We Needed ~ Another Mini Mall

By WR Jones    Apparently there has been a mass die off of those with brains.   I was walking through yet another new mini mall yesterday.  Has everyone been hit in the head?      It has two pizza places, a … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas

     ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a…’   HA.  Ya-RIGHT. Oh, they’re stirring alright (please refer to my last post about this situation). We’ve given up on feeding them … Continue reading

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Odd Nerdrum Saw the Beauty

by Lisa The Dentures, 1983 by Odd Nerdrum My mother-in-law is a very frugal person. So was her husband, Hal. He died three years ago. Before he died, he informed her that he had quite a bit of gold in … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories

By W.R. Jones,  Painting by E.L. Jones     Smell is a powerful trigger of memories.   When I smell pine needles, I think of Christmas.   I like to keep a positive upbeat world view, but Christmas has been trying right from … Continue reading

Posted in A Mother's Love, Humor, Painting | 18 Comments

Holiday Havoc

by Lisa                       grahite on toned paper heightened with white        These hands sort of reflect how I feel for the first few weeks of December every year. Like strangling someone. Maybe Santa. Since everything I do is an art form, … Continue reading

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The Strangest Plein Air Experience of All

by Lisa Several years ago, not long after we had moved here, I went to the beach to paint.  I chose to go north to the closest beach. It was cold and foggy as is often the case here in Southern Cal, … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape, Painting, Sea Painting | 20 Comments