Category Archives: Artwork

Learning To See


#16. Two pictures- same theme, different perspectives. At 18, Mike Brodie hopped a train and spent months riding the rails all the while photographing his fellow travelers. His youth allowed him to capture those close to his own age…these wanderlust kids riding away from or riding to something. Brodie’s image (above) has no train tracks yet we know where we are. Two male occupants are separated by the sheer size of the rail car, the vast landscape and even their own vantage points. Behind them is a long line of cars. Horace Bristol’s picture (below) depicts a single man living the sort of transient train life that was reflective of so many during the hard depression years of the 1930s. His shot is from the tracks with the familiar line of cars. Bristol’s rider is either catching the train or jumping from it.


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#6. Poetry- ‘ The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems‘ by Emily Dickinson (with editors Jen Bervin and Marta Werner), 2013.


“In this short life

that only merely lasts an hour

How much- how


within our


Color My World


Fashion details- Dress and jean jacket from Burberry Prorsum.

(Mixed media using photography, collage & paint by Ernesto Artillo for UK InStyle Magazine, April 2015)

Think Outside The Box


Artwork by Pablo Picasso.

A Page From…

…’Mark Hampton On Decorating‘ Written & Illustrated By Mark Hampton, 1989.


“…The bed takes up half the room but justifies its presence by its comfort and great good looks. One huge piece can be surprisingly effective in cramped quarters…” – Mark Hampton

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On My Reading List

#2. Creative Developement- ‘Show Your Work‘ by Austin Kleon, 2014.

A New Way Of Operating

“…Almost all of the people I look up to and try to steal from today, regardless of their profession, have built sharing into their routine. These people aren’t schmoozing at cocktail parties; they’re too busy for that. They’re cranking away in their studios, their laboratories, or their cubicles, but instead of maintaining absolute secrecy and hoarding their work, they’re open about what they’re working on, and they’re consistently posting bits and pieces of their work, their ideas, and what they’re learning online…”


Artwork- Lotta Blokker

In 1980, while visiting the Musée Rodin in Paris, then teen-age Lotta Blokker discovered French sculptor Auguste Rodin. She admired his work so much that it became the driving force in her own creative career.  At the age of nineteen she went to Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art. Blokker’s obvious talent didn’t go unnoticed. Even before she completed the program there, she began teaching.


Besides drawing inspiration from classic works, Blokker also looked to master painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Lucian Freud and others. Her breathtaking bronze sculptures continue to explore “…people in their sincere emotion…”