Category Archive: Design

Congratulations to Matt Johnson and Katie West (Avolare)

The above artwork was created by Lou O’ Bedlam at the wedding of Matt Johnson and Katie West. All other photos by Katie West, unless noted. (Click on the images if you would… Continue reading

One More Option – Composing In Two And Three Dimensions At The Same Time

Most visual artists compose in 2 dimensions.  They understand centering, balance, and asymmetry.  But exponentially fewer artists understand composing in both 2 and 3 dimensions at the same time. Here are excellent examples… Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Thing I Saw Today

“The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.” – Willa Cather. This blog is about many things. It attempts to share:  1) The best artworks I encounter.… Continue reading

What Causes Someone To Lose Their Creativity?

This has been a haunting question for me in my life. It began when I was a young adult.  One of the most creative and inspiring people in my social circle appeared to… Continue reading

Federico Erra

Artworks by Federico Erra. “The shocking photographs of monsters and eccentric people of Diane Arbus had already taken possession of my eyes many years ago. Today I should be different, but in my… Continue reading

Jaime Hernandez – Indigo Girls – How Might An Artist Know They’ve Found A Good Artistic Medium?

The above artwork is by Jaime Hernandez.  It is the cover to the Indigo Girls’ album “All That We Let In” Jaime Hernandez on Wikipedia http://www.indigogirls.com/ Indigo Girls on Wikipedia – – -… Continue reading

Jacobo Biarnes

Artworks by Jacobo Biarnes: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Jacobo Biarnes. http://www.flickr.com/people/jacobdelafont/ – – – - I received this excellent comment… Continue reading

Darwyn Cooke – Tim Sale – Dave Stewart – Superman Confidential

Artworks by Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, and Dave Stewart: Superman Confidential #11:  4 out of 4 stars. Three of the comic industry’s most talented creators, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, & Dave Stewart are currently… Continue reading

A Distinction and Conflict That Sometimes Arises Between Religious Intents And Artistic Intents

Religions are often collections of viewpoints that work to interpret the world in ways that use “approved” or “sanctioned” methods and rationales to support previously declared presumptions. The concept of “faith,” believing in what… Continue reading

Ray Edgar

Artworks by Ray Edgar: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Ray Edgar. http://www.rayedgar.com/index2.html Ray Edgar on Flickr  – – – - Most… Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Writing – And A Few Comments About The Movie “Juno”

I stopped writing this blog about 10 days ago.  I considerately let readers know I didn’t know when I was going to post again.  I expected readership to dwindle, or to at least fall… Continue reading

“If You Want . . . “

” If You Want . . . “ If you want to be happier, start by trying to make the people around you happier. If you want to be wealthier, work regularly to… Continue reading

Sergey Usovik – We Can Pursue Narrow Ideals, But There May Be More Love & Beauty To Be Shared In The Imperfections – Part 1 of 3

Artworks by Sergey Usovik. We can pursue narrow ideals.  But there may be more love and beauty to be shared in the imperfections.  (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or… Continue reading

Rodolphe Guenoden

Artworks by Rodolphe Guenoden: “I was born with no talent and no hands.  But with hard work, I grew hands.”      – Rodolphe Guenoden. (Click on the images if you wish to view them… Continue reading

The Perceptions Of People Close To Us Sometimes Shape Us

I am still reading through Noel Riley Fitch’s book:  “Anaïs:  The Erotic Life of Anaïs Nin.” I read this passage for the first time today.  The author is discussing Anaïs’ perceptions of Henry… Continue reading

John Asaro

Artworks by John Asaro: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by John Asaro. http://johnasaro.com/ – – – - Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’… Continue reading

Life’s About Change And Fewer Things Stay The Same

One of the pleasures blog writing facilitates is more adaptability than most other forms of writing and publication.  Blog writing can be organic, allowing for regular revision, re-styling, and adjustments.  I’m regularly going back… Continue reading

Happy New Year

I have built this blog on this premise: Honesty and love should be priorities.  And to the degree “moral laws” cause you to compromise either your honesty or your loves, honesty and love should still be… Continue reading

Maury Perseval – A Lifetime’s Love Story – 2 of 3

Artworks by Maury Perseval: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Maury Perseval. Maury Perseval on Flickr http://www.maury-perseval.fr/blog.html “A Lifetime’s Love Story” 3-post series: 1 2 3  -… Continue reading

Maury Perseval – A Lifetime’s Love Story – 1 of 3

Artworks by Maury Perseval: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Maury Perseval. Maury Perseval on Flickr http://www.maury-perseval.fr/blog.html “A Lifetime’s Love Story” 3-post series: 1 2 3   -… Continue reading

Edmond Baudoin

Artworks by Edmond Baudoin: (Click on images to view them individually.) © All rights reserved by Edmond Baudoin & Heavy Metal. http://w3.uqah.uquebec.ca/baudoin/ – – – - When I wrote this post, there was… Continue reading

Emily Stone

Artwork by Emily Stone. The above image can be purchased through Previews order catalog as “Cover B” of the upcoming issue of “Hack/Slash” #9.  While I have not read or seen the actual book, and… Continue reading

Life and Suburbanlife

“Suburbanlife” is a 61 year-old woman who writes a blog at: http://suburbanlife.wordpress.com She has been a kind supporter of this blog for a long time, and I am honored and grateful.  Here is… Continue reading

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go

I love this book’s title It broke my heart I love this book’s hardback cover It breaks my heart I have read this book It reminded me my heart was broken I love Ishiguro’s… Continue reading