Farmhouse style step stools have become one of my best selling woodworking products. It is a classic design which fits in with many styles of home decor, and they are very functional. Read More
It has been almost one year since I started my abstract mixed media - collage - assemblage series, and today was a very productive and creative day for adding to that series. I'm pretty happy with my progression in this series since I'm finally working my photography into the pieces. (Thanks to my wife Jessica, and fellow artist Maureen Fritchen for prodding me in that direction!) Read More
In the past I've sold prints of my photography at art festivals, galleries, on Etsy, Saatchi Art, and other online art sales sites. Now I've decided to offer prints and original art only through my website, my studio and select galleries. Read More
Being an artist isn't an easy way to make a living. Getting a steady paycheck at a regular job is the easier way to go. Artists (whether a photographer, illustrator, designer, painter, etc) have to sell themselves or enlist others to help sell their work. Most commercial artists know about the stock image industry, some have tried it, and some of you may be thinking about trying it. Read More
It has been a busy Fall getting the gardens cleaned up, completing cold frames to extend the growing season, working on my photography, making step stools, cutting boards and other wooden items for customers, shipping antique, getting the house ready for winter, and building a new website for a client. (I there are probably a half dozen more things to add to that list.) Read More
I recently picked up several nice pieces of cherry and maple boards at my local sawmill and will be making more cutting boards and hand carved spoons.
I had a huge piece of live edge maple... Read More
The grand landscapes or intimate details of landscapes are often fairly easy to photograph since it is often more obvious how to compose the image. Chaotic views of the landscape tend to be harder to photograph and share their story. A tangled mess of trees and shrubs can be both visually interesting while at the same time visually confusing. When you add black and white to that mix your image may become more abstract and harder to read. Read More