Mission Statement

This is a blog in which I intend to reach my goal to draw/paint a thousand faces! Welcome, and come along for the journey!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Face #855, "Sand Dollar Moon"

It's a rainy Monday here in Central Florida, the kind where you just want to roll back over and stay in bed when the alarm goes off. Nevertheless, I did get up to tackle a to-do list and this is my first stop. I worked on this piece below over the weekend, shown in progress then finished.

I am still trying to put together five pieces for a submission, and this piece may be a contender. I have been really particular about it, and want to maintain a high standard of excellence before presenting my work for the venue in question.

More faces to come in the future. Until next time, take care!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


 Finally able to get back here to post! In just the last day and a half, I've joined a gym, worked out, lost four pounds, broke two hearts, had a flat tire, bought the perfect skirt for what I hope is a perfect date, bought some new home decor items, and what else...made this painting below! (Laughing) busy,busy,busy!
I promise I will try to get back here to post sooner next time! Also wanted to share a nice hearty fall recipe. 

This sweet potato hash is loaded with antioxidants. Microwave a sweet potato for five to six minutes, dice it up with skin and all, set it aside. Over medium heat, caramelize a cup of red onions in a tablespoon of olive oil. Add in about two tablespoons of minced garlic, and a teaspoon of dried sage. Add in the sweet potato. Cook for about two minutes more, and either add a cup of fresh kale or a cup of frozen greens(I used turnip greens). If using fresh, heat until just wilted. If using frozen, make sure it cooks through. Adjust sage and garlic to taste, sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy, knowing that in a study sweet potatoes eaten over a three year period reduced participants wrinkles by eleven percent...that's one powerful antioxidant! For vegans, pair this dish with some cannelini beans. For omnivores, pair with roast chicken.

Until next time, take care!

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Quick Post

Just wanted to share this one 16" by 20" piece I finished yesterday. Although I have some other things completed, they will have to wait until next time. I call this "Tim Burton Goes To West Dennis Beach". West Dennis is a town on Cape Cod where I used to live quite a few years back. An old friend keeps kidding around, referring to pics he's seen of my beach scenes as being West Dennis. So I made this piece for him. It looks so much better in person where the color is so much more vibrant and the subtle nuances are more evident, and it made me think of Tim Burton with some of his wild movie sets!
I will post again soon with faces! Until next time, take care!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Face #854

Just a short post on a face I rendered yesterday. I almost left it as it appears in the first photo, simply because I don't believe I will finish the piece.I really just wanted to add to the count. But I did go back and added to it, as seen in the second photo...

I think I will be trying to finish up my goal before the three year mark at the end of October. I think. So stay tuned for many faces in the next weeks!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Face #853

Can't say I got a lot of work done over the holiday weekend. At least not art work. I did, however, compile a lot of research to pass on to my new rheumatologist. He says he's never had a case like mine where someone got hit as hard with severe RA and within months has only the mildest of symptoms. Without any of the medications and through nutrition. He was sort of in awe. I don't think there's a lot of us who have done it this way. I had a lot of opposition to my decision initially, in spite of all the positive information I found on my own. I submitted my story in an amusing fashion to "thug kitchen", with a pic of the salad, below. For those who don't know what thug kitchen is, it's a web site with vegan recipes presented in a very deliberately profane way...hilarious.

I made this 16" by 20" pastel painting today. Have had a sort of strange day. What can I tell you?
Take care, until next time!