Artistic in the District: Part Ten, from Ordinary, to Extraordinary

I have always been passionate about art. Unfortunately, when the almighty was handing out gifts, my bag was light on artistic talent but heavy on the creative writing side. No matter, I can still appreciate what I have and what I see.     And when an artist creates something exceptional from something very ordinary orContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Ten, from Ordinary, to Extraordinary”

Artistic in the District: Part Nine, A Photo Story Prompt

As I’m running in circles this week trying to prepare for my second of three book fairs tomorrow at the Calvert library in Prince Frederick, Maryland, events.html this will be brief! It’s a quick photo essay of my more artistic pictures. I’ve also begun adding cute sayings to some curious photos and some quiz photo’s about Secret AgentContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Nine, A Photo Story Prompt”

Artistic in the District: Part Eight, A Portrait Artist of a Different Kind

Portrait Artist Melissa Marie Haney has a special gift for capturing the spirit of her subjects. The evidence is in the eyes, because after all “the eye is the window of the soul,” ─Hiram Powers, American sculptor (1805 – 1873)  “Art was an outlet for all the feelings that I could not express vocally,” Melissa says.Continue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Eight, A Portrait Artist of a Different Kind”

Artistic in the District, Part Three: A Colorful Mind

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ─Edgar Degas     Do artists truly have the ability to see things differently than the rest of us? If we could take a sneak-peak inside the mind of an artist, what might we find? Ever evolving, scientific technology offers some new insights viaContinue reading “Artistic in the District, Part Three: A Colorful Mind”

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