Friday, November 22, 2013

PhD "Hiatus"

So... It's been a couple years since I last posted.  Bleh.  So why am I posting now?
To reconnect, to reestablish.  I won't give up my love and passion for making art, although it's coming out in different ways, and keeping up with it will need more time management skills that I have yet to master.  And by the time I do in this PhD program, I should be done. ;)

In the mean while, I have produced a minor amount of art, one recent piece was actually for a project - a sketch of Woody Allen to make fun of his subject status when he's usually the artist.  The particular image I based the portrait on reminded me of a di Vinci angle, also with simple lighting for a black and white photo (the book cover to his collection of short stories, a great read).

I have been working on an acrylic piece on my photos from my time in Philadelphia, one of the bridges around the Schuylkil river and the boathouses.  I loved taking walks there. :)


Sunday, February 6, 2011

AWP influence

Having just gotten back from the conference in DC of the Association of Writers and Writing Associations (AWP) I am refreshed and interested in continuing the progress of all venues of art - including finishing a current landscape that is heavily influenced by Monet.  Most of my stuff is, I have to admit, but this one is completely fictitious, so I haven't had a great idea of what to do with it, or where to take it.  I will post what I have so far in the near future...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

And... I'm back, for now. :)

Technology is hard to update when you're an artist of one trying to do... well, see my facebook page.  However, I have a new piece just finished the other night, and other pieces I will be uploading soon.  Also, I hope you enjoy the new look of the blog!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Blog!!!

"Tickling the Bark" was launched earlier today, and you can find it under, or linked below my profile pic.  Like I said earlier, this will be mainly random writings, but I will include the inspired pic or squiggle.  Discussion is highly encouraged. 

New art will still be sporadic at best before Jun.1.  I am hoping to get a lot of good pieces cranked out (both art and writing) at my new place. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Features and New Blog?

After a long hiatus from my art, I will be recommencing my work after May 14.  I will start adding some of the office inspired works that have come to mind as well, and this includes writing. 

I have been writing like a madwoman (surprise!) and I am considering a sister blog to this one that focuses on the development of ideas and free writing space.  As always, comments are welcome. 

However, I am going to discontinue the Hubpages writing, and instead post my recent works with Arcadia's The Tower student newspaper.  Also, anyone who would like to see the brainiac part of me can visit me on, just look me up!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Trying to work with Websites

It's been quite a time since I've posted anything here.  I will be continuing to try and update this site as I get back into the art world this Spring.

But, in the meantime, I have started a written account on  Check out some recent posts of comments about what's going on in politics at the moment, from profiles to an American Political theory background applied to real examples.

Also up this time of year, Illinois State University's Euphemism, the creative online journal has pushed its deadline of accepting submissions to Feb. 26!  I've got some previous dooseys up there, so check it out at

Monday, May 25, 2009

Banner Change

I'm debating about what else I can do to fancy up the blog a little, but so far all I can think to do is add more to the banner. I would love to see if there would be a way to have my penguins follow the cursor, or at least run in a ticker of random quotes under the banner... if anyone has any ideas on how to do something like this, let me know. :)