NOW HEAR THIS! The Queen of HiNRG, Hazell Dean, is offering forty limited edition prints featuring the artwork of American artist, Steven Wilber. Profits go towards the Dahlia Foundation and Dogs On the Street! Printed on ‘Imagine’ a high quality … Continue reading
I had the chance to listen to Hazell Dean’s upcoming double single HEAVENLY/Because the Night. What follows is my (modest) review. Continue reading
I recently spent several days traveling in Israel. The country is unlike any other I have been to before, with so many different groups of people cohabiting so closely together. I suppose it’s a lot like cities Boston or NYC, … Continue reading
Shana Tova to all my Jewish family and friends celebrating the new year! It’s been a year rife with change, but in the end it’s all worked out for the very best and I couldn’t be more grateful for all … Continue reading
As usual, the holidays are a blur and suddenly we’re at the end of another year! As much as I try to avoid the chaos by staying ahead and organized, I somehow always feel the pressure of a deadline or two. Luckily 2016 wasn’t too bad and most of the strain I felt was self inflicted. Besides, I have so much to be grateful for, it’s hard to focus on the stress that inevitably develops with any project. Professionally there have only been highs, adding to make this a whirlwind year. Continue reading
From today, November 25th until Monday, the 28th, I’m offering 25% of prints and 10% off commissions! To check out what’s available check out my Portfolio. To place an order or for more information, email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s no secret that I’m a comic book fan and that comics turned me onto art and lead to my career as an artist and art educator. Yesterday comic book fans lost one of the great creators who left a lasting legacy with his work during the Golden and Silver Age of comics. A touching farewell was written by his former colleague and popular comic book creator in his own right, Paul Kupperberg.
The winter term has wrapped up in public school and slowly at the art center where I teach afternoons. This week has been a perfect week for me to reflect on students’ progress by reviewing past lessons and projects since mid-January. As a whole it seems everyone’s had fun and learned quite a bit. I’m pleased with the successes had then till now.
This week started off great after the holiday weekend! As the semester begins to wind down I’m giving students more freedom in class and seeing just what they’ve learned in class (and if they were paying attention these last several weeks). I’m starting with my kindergarteners and working my way up.
Yesterday I asked my k’s to assemble from clay a pet of alien design for their action heroes that were created a week ago. I watched carefully as everyone created limbs and “scratch & attached” with slip to form unique creatures. After looking them over, each figure remained hollow (important during the firing process), was put together correctly with safe use of a pin tool, and all had its own story to tell. I’m very proud of them!
The success continued with my seventh graders who have been working on drafting their own comic book. Many of the students have been wary of inking their pencils, afraid to ruin weeks worth of work. I requested that everyone practice inking a figure in their sketchbook after reviewing the steps. I was impressed with the end result and I think it gave the students confidence to proceed. One student showed me an example of a similar try out she had done at home, then compared it to her practice piece from class and expressed how pleased her work had improved. I’m glad the students are learning to experiment more with their art and, more importantly, have fun. My older students are beginning to develop their own style with their artwork and it’s exciting to be a part of the process as it progresses.