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The past couple months have been frantic and exciting. It has been a dizzying blur of activity both personal and professional that has often threatened to cause my brain to atrophy into something that closely resembles a raisin. It is the kind of busy that makes you feel as if you need to consciously prevent your eyes from crossing. It should be noted though, that I__™m not complaining. It__™s been an enjoyable frenzy, one that has encouraged and challenged me creatively. However, it also should be noted that I__™m eagerly looking forward to things slowing down a bit in the near future. I continue to prepare for my first real public exhibition, a fact that gives me a big thrill… Continue reading… 1 comment

This was the title of a fascinating documentary I watched last night that followed the "career" of the then four year old artist Marla Olmstead. (pictured at right) The toddler was producing abstract paintings of remarkable quality and sensitivity. The canvases attributed to Marla would be significant no matter what the age of the artist, however, the fact that she was so young certainly added to the sensational aspect with which her story was pursued.… Continue reading… 2 comments

The Art of Family

by mize , January 11, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: Family, inspiration

To date this is, without question, the one work of art of which I am most proud. It hangs prominently in the front room for all to see as they enter into our home. The reason I am so fond of this work has as much to do with its source of inspiration, as it does the current composition. It is a portrait of my family. And like us, this painting has continued to grow and change over the years. … Continue reading… 1 comment