Another perspective

My dear wife Karen and I decided in the store that we liked this piece for our living room back when we initially moved from Eastwood to Galeville. Then we had a lively art discussion about which direction it should hang. Lately, coming on four years later, I’ve been looking at the piece and puzzling…

Great artwork by my dear wife and terrific daughter

Off they went to create. My dear wife Karen and terrific daughter Elisabeth had been looking forward to the rock painting class at great friend Julie’s house for weeks. Better them than me, thought I. Elisabeth has been into the art of putting her soul into painting rocks for awhile now, placing her creations in…

The right feel for natural art

There was plenty of art that felt quite natural on the walls of Beaver Lake Nature Center. I took a moment or two during break from staff day from the library to capture the beauty of the work. Congratulations to all artists who earned a spot at this fabulous homage to our world.

We’re really grown-ups now, art-wise

My dear wife Karen and I took our time in the numerous art aisles at the grand At Home store in Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA. We had two spots on the living room walls of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville that we wanted to fill. We…

A portrait of Ellie B, done well by my dear wife

The finished painting is fantastic. My dear wife Karen came home from her night with friend Marie at Painting with a Twist carrying her best work yet. The evening was capture-your-pet night, and, wow, did Karen get Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle to a T. She had sent a photo of our cherished rescue mutt…

Check out my buddy’s art

Dozens of people showed up for the reception to welcome the art of John Mariani to my workplace. I showed up without my work pass around my neck. Mariani has been my friend since 1983, when we both worked at the big daily. I needed to show how much I value what he’s done. He’s…

It doesn’t quite fit, but it sure fits in

I at last took the drive 35 miles or so east from A Bitty Better to a very cool shop in Oneida. It was time to claim the piece my dear wife Karen and I had commissioned from an artisan at the Liverpool Craft Extravaganza. Kym’s Art Pallet was all set up for business on…

Side by side, we paint our own twists to hang on the wall

All those folks making their own messes with paint and brush on a recent episode of Undercover Boss caught my attention. This, I told my dear wife Karen, looked like something I could get into. And so we pulled up to the Liverpool Painting with a Twist this past Saturday night, signed up and psyched…

An artist in the family

A Mother’s Day present was delivered to my dear wife Karen this weekend, and the thoughtfulness and execution brought tears to my eyes. Darling daughter Elisabeth painted for her stepmother a scene of Sprague Lake, the lovely spot that we visited with significant George Three at Rocky Mountain National Park during Karen’s family reunion last…

Think it over, Abe

There’s a lot to think about on a college campus, right? At Syracuse University, students, faculty and the stray guy with an iPhone 6 can wonder about what Abe Lincoln might have had on his mind at this point in American history. There’s a nice collection of Syracuse student art around the campus as I’ve…