Alisa’s Eye

Years ago, I began this little one inch eye portrait on an ivory heart cabochon, thinking it would not take long to complete. But I got stuck when I laid down the wrong tint of color for the shadows around the eye, and I just couldn't put my finger on ...

Once Upon A Time, Half A Century Ago

Once upon a time there was a girl who had a horse. She had a horse because her wise father asked her one day, "Leda, would you prefer to go to college (for which you don't have the grades!) or would you rather have a horse?" Well, it was no ...

I See Faces Everywhere

Here’s a great activity to do with your child to promote imagination and have some laughs together. With your child, look at something with texture or pattern (examples follow.) The human brain is programmed to “find” other humans, and recognizes faces even when they are not people! See if you …

My 15 Minutes of Fame

Would you like to meet a few of the Art of Facts artists? Check out this production by Dave Cable and Andy Amrhein, of Bethel Park Public Access TV, and listen as Andy delves into the minds of the illustrators with thoughtful, probing questions! Yours truly was privileged to be ...

Encourage Your Student!

Say "good-bye" to Summer, "Hello" to quiet days at home! To celebrate... er... I mean, to prepare your student for the challenges that await them in the new school year, give them a token of encouragement. My "Hold Tight, Hang Tough!" pin is just the right reminder, and it's on ...

Headliner for PSI!

About PSI and the Exhibit • PSI is a 501c3 educational organization; all contributions are fully tax-deductible. • The exhibition and catalog will be a high visibility opportunity for recognition. • Donors will be recognized in banners, signage, labels, and the catalog (if published). • Donors can designate where they ...

In The Pink

      I was asked last year to produce a few 2″x 3.5″ Artist’s Trading Cards for a fundraiser at the Toonseum. It was Anything Goes, as far as subject. Many cartoonists were reproducing famous comic book characters. I love Pink Panther and had a lot of fun dressing …