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realist, or…?

Are you a realist? If so, what kind of realist are you?

If not, what’s your angle? I’m interested.


Struggling Realist


realist [ˈrɪəlɪst]


1. a person who is aware of and accepts the physical universe, events, etc., as they are; pragmatist
2. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an artist or writer who seeks to represent the familiar or typical in real life rather than an idealized, formalized, or romantic interpretation
3. (Philosophy) Philosophy a person who accepts realism
4. (Philosophy / Logic) (Philosophy) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of realism or realists in the arts, philosophy, etc. a realist school
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
"I'm in need of a remix" acrylic & ink on paper, 22" x 30" artboy68 2013

“I’m in need of a remix”
acrylic & ink on paper, 22″ x 30″
artboy68 2013

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new painting: “Porcine Man”

"Porcine Man", acrylic on paper, 18 1/2" x 22"

“Porcine Man”, acrylic on paper, 18 1/2″ x 22″

You may recognize this as a drawing I posted last year;  I’ve also taken the liberty of renaming it. (Hey it’s my picture and I can do whatever I want with it…)  Really though, this was a great way for me to get the brushes out without having to think too much- just what I needed to kick off a new year.

Enjoyed the process, feel free to leave your honest opinion!



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taking answers; why do you make art?

I posted this on words n’stuff, thought I would share it here as well. Looking for an interesting discussion!




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Liebster Blog and Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award from Scratch and Colour and Growing Up Nowhere: Stories You Will Love To Hate.

Thanks, guys! I am flattered and floored.  It’s a good week for me.

According to Jamie, “liebster” is derived from a German term meaning, “a close friend.” I am told the award is given to a writer with a blog that has fewer than 200 followers.

So, I will share the love.

Here are the rules of acceptance for the award:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog or sending them a tweet.

3. Post the award on your blog.

4. Bask in the love from some of the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.

5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

It seems unfair to pick only 5 for this one. Two of my top picks are named above….







Now, the rest:

I was nominated for this by http://ocaclibrary.wordpress.com/http://isabellart.wordpress.com/ and http://nocturnefirefay.wordpress.com/ . Thanks very much!

These are the rules for the Versatile Blog Awards:

  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post.

Here’s my list:

http://ohhcanaduh.wordpress.com/ ha got you back















among others which I have noticed were previously nominated…

7  random things about me:

1) I have 4 kids, all teenagers. Help me.

2) I am co-owner of a custom woodworking business with my wife Nikki.

3) I am a mountain biker

4) I love coffee, red wine and dark chocolate. I should live forever.

5) Oh and I like dark beer. (Especially Canadian beer, microbrewed, which I am drinking right now.)

6) I love used bookstores (and I read too)

7) I’m a sucker for a romantic movie. (But not alone- never alone…)

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a gift for me!


This arrived in the mail for me today, which is an awesome coincidence, because today is my birthday! David Castle is an artist based in Denver, Colorado.  On his facebook site, (which I am a fan of) he was offering a few of these beauties, and I was lucky enough to get one! David, you are on my list!! Check out his website at http://davidcastleart.com


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a nod to my crew

No portrait today- just a thank you to my support group:

me and my crew


I love you guys!

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Portrait 10! Ninety more to go…

Tamsin Jane Corrigan- image is 1" x 1"

Well I’m 10 percent through, into week three of twenty.

Things are picking up, and I have a couple of other projects in the works as well- follow along on my facebook page

See Tamsin’s blog here


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essjay number nine

essjay pencil, image is 1.5" x 1.5"

This one’s for you, essjay!  Difficult considering the backlighting and small features, but here it is… portrait number 9.

See essjay’s blog here


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portrait 8 is RiverUnderWater

Colleen Ponce

pencil, 1″ x 1″

Week 2, drawing 8.  Great profile photo.

Check out Colleen’s blog here.



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