Category Archives: Art

This is the visual side of my creative life

What Started All That

A gentleman I met yesterday complained about how the Internet has changed the way commerce is conducted in the world today. After I listened for a few minutes, I briefly outlined my progress with online sales in the last few … Continue reading

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New Series of Disc Art -August 2015

I decided to work a little bigger with these drawings on plywood. They will be boxed later, and I’m still working on the thousands of layers of French Polish before I even build them. The first of the series owes … Continue reading

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Disc Paintings

When a new discovery was made in a Bronze Age archaeological site of a thin gold “Sun Disc” there was a general excitement among friends. At the Summer Solstice this year, the Wiltshire Museum added this penny-sized disc to their … Continue reading

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A Ruan – based Silk Strung Instrument

I’ve been thinking about it for quite a while, that I need an instrument om which to test my longer Real Silk strings, so I combined a long-necked and rectangular design and tuned it to the common scale of the … Continue reading

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Marco Polo Movie on Netflix uses Yarrow Stalks from Texas

How surprised I was last year to ship not one, but 3 sets of stalks to Maylasia, where I later learned a bio – epic concerning Marco Polo was being filmed.   When the series aired on Netflix I watched … Continue reading

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Wet Paint Class

I dreamt I was in school. It was just to pass the time, an evening watercolor class, but it was really packed with students. The instructor carried a very important air, but suggested we all try to paint something of … Continue reading

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Etsy listing available in my shop

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/246227315/taoist-water-talisman-disc-in-felt

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Tea Dream

I had a dream, too. I had just come into a harvest of tea leaves. I decided that I needed to toast them before a carefully prepared fire. When it was done, it was WONDERFUL. At least to me. A … Continue reading

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Real Silk Strings for Guqin now available in US

I have been making Real Silk strings for Lyre and Guitar for several years. My very favorite instrument, however, has been Guqin, one of the oldest known stringed instruments. The requirements for Guqin strings are much more exacting than any … Continue reading

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Raku Music

People ask me if I am ever bored when I do things they find tedious. I would suggest to someone like Oscar Levant that they REALLY pay attention and their boredom would be dispelled. “I never go to concerts anymore. … Continue reading

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