• Heart Painting Ideas

    Heart Painting Ideas

    Back with another art marketing idea. Heart Painting Ideas is a trending search term on Pinterest. I love the idea of making simple paintings using the heart as subject matter. My internal art critic (and an actual art professor I had back in the 90’s) says, “Hearts? How contrived.” But if Jim Dine can do […]

  • AI Art: In the Style of Georgia O’Keeffe

    AI Art: In the Style of Georgia O’Keeffe

    UPDATE: This has been one of the more popular pages around here so I decided to give it a refresh. A year and a half later I’m still using “in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe” as an AI prompt. I love her style of painting and it really lends itself to what the AI can […]

  • Web Designer Drop Out

    Web Designer Drop Out

    One thing I did last year (that distracted me from making art) was to go back and read my old journals. I’ve been journalling since I was 14 or 15, so there’s a lot to read through. Here’s something I wrote on June 13, 2002: I’ve been thinking that maybe it’s time to eliminate web […]

  • Retro Vintage Swimwear

    Retro Vintage Swimwear

    We are looking at retro vintage swimwear today. As always, I am trying to crack the Pinterest SEO code. It seems like there’s always one random image among my pins that get a ton of impressions. In this case, it’s this picture of a model from 1958, modeling some gorgeous vintage swimwear. In the last […]

  • 2023: A Year in Art

    2023: A Year in Art

    This is my yearly art review, assessing what kind of artistic progress I made. Looking back, I realized I only posted on this blog 8 times this year, and I started 8 drafts that I never completed. I made a lot of art, so why didn’t I post more? Maybe an important question is, Why […]

  • The Process is the Point

    The Process is the Point

    This weekend I finally had some quiet time to work on my surface pattern design again. It’s one of those things I pick up from time to time. I love the challenge of it. For a long time, you needed to have a copy of Adobe Illustrator to make seamless digital pattern tiles. Now that […]