Category Archives: Art

Motorcycles in a museum…on purpose!

Over the weekend, my wife and I were anxious to host my parents in our new home.  We’ve been living there for a few months now, and are mostly settled in, so we were anxious to show off our new digs.  Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out as planned, and my parents were forced to cancel their travel plans.  *Cue the depressing violin music.*  Sadness, I know.  We were disappointed, but that’s how things go sometimes.  Continue reading

Artistic endeavors – Finding motivation

A little while back I brooded about how I’m a huge pile of steaming laziness.  That post didn’t have the desired effect of offering any semblance of accountability or getting me off my couch.  However, I can report some success in my progress of projects – it just wasn’t spawned by my other post.  Anyway, I’m here to share with you, America.  Readysetgo! Continue reading

Thinking outside the canvas 4

Clever title, huh?  Hey, cut me some slack…they can’t all be winners!  If you can’t get past MY lack of creativity, then I will offer you the creativity of others.  It’s about that time where I bring you some clever and intriguing artists who take their talents far beyond the confines of a canvas.  Readysetgo! Continue reading

Thinking outside the canvas…literally

It’s that time again, folks.  You know, when I point out the incredible genius of other people and make you feel insufficient at life?  You’re welcome.  Since my last post was forever long, I’ll keep this one short, sweet, simple, and straight to the point.  (Catch what I did there?)  Let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading

Thinking outside the canvas – Again

I have updated the first post on modern artists and the unique mediums that they choose to display their works a couple of times now, so I finally just decided to write a new one with an update of some more modern art pioneers that have been brought to my attention.  Here is the second installment for your viewing pleasure… Continue reading

Artistic endeavors – Looking for motivation

After updating the entry about creative artists, my mind started gearing up a certain level of creativity of my own.  I’ve had several projects bouncing around in my brain for quite some time, but severely lack the motivation to actually finish one.  Okay, let’s not kid ourselves here, I have been struggling to even get started!  Some of the ideas I’ve been harboring for the better part of 5 years…yet I just can’t make myself get to work.

Don’t worry though, I have plenty of excuses.  Continue reading

Modern art – Thinking outside the canvas

I’ve noticed numerous articles lately about artists stepping outside the norm when choosing their medium of preference (ie – canvas, paper, metal/stone sculpting, pottery, painting, chalk, etc.).  I know strange and outrageous art has been created for far longer than any of us have been alive, but it seems to me at least, that most of those pieces are recognized purely because of their “shock factor.”  Like smearing human excrement on a canvas instead of using paint and brushes.  Or (literally) defacing a copy of the Mona Lisa after hastily drawing a mustache on her upper lip.  And has anyone ever fully understood performance art??  I enjoy doodling from time to time, painting, and some very basic photo editing every now and then and I have felt some inspiration brewing from deep within after seeing some of the examples from the following artists.  After taking a couple of trips to the bathroom, I came to the realization that it indeed, was inspiration that was brewing. Continue reading

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