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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pugh Ladle


My dad worked at Inland Steel here in Indiana like ...forever.  He worked in the transportation department.  He frequently talked about these train cars.  I thought they were unique and fascinating. 

My dad has long passed away, but the thought of these train cars stayed with me.  I have been on a quest to find one to photograph and paint for years....finally I have found one.  Here is a shared memory.  This car is heading into Illinois to make steel.  Industry lives on.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It's an Indiana Blast


When I just posted the last post I realized I already posted that photo of my journal page.  But I liked the copy so I kept it on my blog.  I am adding this next painting...this is a local scene that I see daily...  love this area here in Indiana.  There is so much subject matter everywhere.  I call it my artist paradise.

journal page

still life

Recently I joined an on-line journal group on social media.  It's been a lot of fun.  So much so that I also taught a class about journaling this summer.  We all enjoyed it and I learned at the same time.  It was an opportunity for all of us to try new media and to be creative and free at the same time.

It also rekindled my love for fountain pens and the written word.  Having gone to the big pen show in Chicago back it May I won't tell you how many new writing instruments I have added to my collection...Not that I don't want you to know how many....I just don't know that number.  I am going to figure out a system to keep track of them.  I did work on a system of all of the ink that I own. The PEN WORLD is a wonderful place to visit.  Once you go, you do not come back...It's PEN-tastic.