Category Archives: whimsical

Tell Us A Story

Hi everyone, I will be participating in the upcoming “Tell Us A Story” art show in the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery down at the Manchester Community College. The show will run from November 1st to December 4th. The opening reception will be Thursday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. For maps and directions to the campus/gallery, please click here. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Tell Us A Story ecard


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I am ready and pumped for next weekend!

Hi everyone, this year I am participating in the City-Wide Open Studios art show down in Orange CT. The show runs from Saturday, October 27th  to Sunday, October 28th. Come and join me for a weekend full of art and live performances. Plus this year, all my artwork is up for grabs!!! Click here for driving directions and a full schedule of performances.cwos

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Recycling Art

Here is my latest sculpture, made entirely (minus the glue and paint) out of recycling materials!


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The Perfect Match, Kindle Fire HD & MediBang Paint!

Recently I found a way to use my Kindle Fire as a drawing monitor tablet by installing on it MediBang Paint, a program that is FREE and similar to Photoshop. My tablet didn’t come with a pressure-sensitive pen, so I bought a precision disc stylus and was pleasantly surprised to see how well it worked. The drawing lines are not as precise as I would like them to be since I wasn’t able to use a pressure-sensitive pen, but still, I am beyond thrilled with the outcome. (MediBang Paint DOES HAVE pressure sensitive and palm rejection settings). Using MediBang Paint on a Kindle Fire(or any table)is an excellent budget-friendly way to create digital artwork! BTW I dedicate this piece to all cat owners that know their beloved companions will always find joy in a simple cardboard box.


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Happy Lunar New Year!

Is the year of the dog!…

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