Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Giveaway

   I had the incredible opportunity to bless someone with painting recently. I really do enjoy each and every painting that I do, but I sometimes have a hard time seeing them with any real value. As the painter, I'm too close to them. I see every flaw, every rogue brushstroke, every smudge, but this person was genuinely excited when I told her that I was giving it to her. 
   It really made my day when I realized that other people enjoyed what I did, too. I had been so self conscious for so long that it was difficult to start putting my paintings out in public like I have. Now that I have had the opportunity to see the result of my hard word and creativity being appreciated, I'm filled with a renewed excitement for painting and displaying my works. 
   I enjoy it so much. I always have. It's just nice to know that others enjoy what I do, as well. Thank you all for you invaluable support in so many unique ways! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Bear and the Honeybee

   This is one I painted for my special someone for Valentine's Day. She calls me her "Bear" because I was always so scruffy and hairy... Plus I give good hugs. I call her my "Honeybee" because she's sweet and... well... I'm a Bear!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mmmm... Painting.

   I really do enjoy painting...

The Lonely Mountain

   I am actually rather proud of this one. I honestly cannot believe that it sold for as much as it did, but then again, I have always been my worst critic. I remember always loving the mountain scenes. When I was but a wee lad, my family took a trip around the mid west from Arkansas through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, back through Missouri, then finally home to Arkansas. One of the memories I am most fond of was Bear Tooth Mountain.

   I was captivated from Wyoming through Montana with the beauty of the mountain ranges... as well as the snowball fight in July. I was also quite enamored by the majesty of the ridges in the distance. Seeing them rise and fall and knowing that the roads and trails were subject to the mountains' formation, not vice-versa, was awe inspiring. The colors of the mountains were breathtaking as well. It truly was a grand experience.

   I recently had the opportunity to make that journey again with my amazing mother. We went through the same passes through the mountains and saw so many incredible sights that I look forward with anticipation to the time when I'll go back! It certainly is something to see at least once in a lifetime; though I plan on seeing more than just once or twice. This is a journey I'll be sure to make multiple times throughout the years.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Ambigram

   Ah... The ambigram. A work of beauty. It transforms something plain and ordinary and turns it into a work of art! It's a name; but what's in a name? Whatever you put in it.

   I remember the first time I saw an ambigram. Well, the first time I saw one and understood what it was anyway. It was the first time I watched "Angels and Demons." When they showed the Illuminati ambigram, I was captivated. What creativity!

   Numbers, patterns, and symmetry had always latched on to my attention and interests since I was a child and never let go. I absolutely love them. Considering I also have a very artistic nature and love creating, sketching, writing, music, or other artistic modes, the ambigram stood out the most to me. It appealed to me on all fronts! Artistic, symmetrical, creative! Even still, I think the ambigram is one of the most beautiful works of word art there is.

   If anyone can think of anything they think is more creative, let me know! I would love to check it out.