I spent the majority of my thirty-third year of existence somehow convinced I was thirty-four. I have no idea why. I asked Sam, who was born in a blizzard in rural Minnesota in February of 1984, how old she just turned amidst my absurd confusion. She sweetly replied, "Carlis, you are 33. Don't worry. I... Continue Reading →
For my first artist date, I took time to simply sketch. It was simple and relaxing. I used reference images from my simple 365 photography project. I sketched quick vignettes of natural textures, man-made patterns, flowers and plants, etc. And apparently, my little cat also found my sketching time quite relaxing.
It's a new year, and I've entered a beautiful new chapter of my life. My life is leveling out after the chaos of drastic transition. And, I'm excited to get back into my artistic endeavors (including working through The Artist's Way). I appreciate the value of The Artist's Way, but it's difficult to finish. Working... Continue Reading →
I don't know what to do with my rage. The reality of our country is sinking in. I had been in a state of shock for weeks after the election. I was in denial for months--I was in denial until the inauguration. Normally, I can use art to express the everything that builds up in... Continue Reading →
My piece, Any Scraps You Can Give, was accepted into the annual regional art exhibition, Art on the Plains XII, at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND.The exhibition was on display from Feb 13–May 22, 2016. I was also pleased to have had the opportunity to attend the opening on Saturday, Feb 13. "Art... Continue Reading →
Out of over 600 entries, my two works were accepted into this year's Peace Project publication and traveling art exhibition (consisting of 150 pieces). Life was sort of crazy at the time, with starting a new job and other craziness, and I forgot to purchase a book (and they appear to have sold out of... Continue Reading →