Artists of Wisconsin Outdoor Journal


Eight years of WOJ Cover Art spanning 1987 - 1995. This magazine is no longer in publication. Above is featured "An Eye-Opener" by Sharon Anderson. View thirty seven more nature works by a handful of talented artists...

The Unknown Artists of Audobon


This fox is beautiful! Right? I found it in The 1960's Audobon Nature Encyclopedias. My dad asked me to go through some of his old books and magazines to determine if they were worth selling or salvaging. See the five others that inspire me and I know you will appreciate...

International Small Art Phenomenon


This 6 x 6 acrylic painting of a butterfly is inspired by a photograph I took at Innisfree Community, and the piece joins thousands of others donated to the RoCo gallery to raise funds for the 7th year in a row. If you miss your chance to participate this year either by creating or purchasing, perhaps next year you will be ready! 

To see the process of this painting and to learn about the Rochester Contemporary Art Center in New York, continue...

Ten Inspirational Circle Designs


To see the individual circles, the ideas, location of photos, and the fonts, read more...

Be Your Own Creativity Coach


Every book I find in my hands, no matter if I agree with it or disagree with it, there is something in it that is worth picking it up. Coaching the Artist Within contains several useful items. Eric Maisel reminds me of the power of affirmations. One I like (not from this book) is "My life is just beginning". Or something similar that I have said to myself (not out loud) upon waking is "Today is a NEW day". It revs me up and gets me out of bed to make things happen!

Some quotes from the book...

Seven of Kevin: Pencil, Ink, and Watercolor


The first two portraits of Kevin I keep as only ink, the next four I have fun with color...

Street Art in Germany


Street Art in Germany was given to me for my birthday. I recognized many artists from my travels and discovered a few new ones. Here are the three pieces I like the most in Timo Schaal's book...