"When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold,
Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mold;
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart
Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it Art?"

"DRAGON RIDER".....................Acrylic on Denim Jacket
"SHACK"................................Drawing Pencil
"A JUG OF WINE " ........DDone on aTandy 2000 using Acad........
"HAWAIIAN TREE"     ..............Woodcut-Woodburn-Oils
"SOLDIER PINS"       ..................Painted Clothes Pins
"WOOD SNAKES"....... ................Decorated Wooden Limbs
"MERMAID"...........   ...................Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
"TIGER & SKULL"     ...........Airbrush on Sweatshirt
"UNICORN"                 ............    Acrylic on Denim Jacket
"HATCHLING".....................     .Acrylic on Denim Jacket
"TUT"                           ........ Mask is half gold face and half Mummy. 



A Study in  perspective
 Digital Age of 3D
Art Appreciation 101
Fine Art on the Internet
Escher Art and More!
M C Escher Life and Work
 Fantasy Art Links
Brilliant Works of M.C. Escher
Delight's Fantasy Art - Gallery Directory
Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898
 Fenyx Imaging
Aubrey Beardsley Collections
Nite Whispers Link Page
Selected Works of Aubrey Beardsley
Comic Book, Fantasy Art, and Fine Art Links
 Wyeth Family of Artist
 Enigma fantasy art gallery
Andrew Wyeth
 The Darque Dragon Inn: Fantasy Art
Art Works by Andrew Wyeth
The Ultimate Fantasy Art and Airbrush Gallery
 Exotic Art by Olivia from Cyberhussy
 Coll's Realm of Fantasy Art
 Jeffrey K. Bedrick
 JB Fantasy Art Gallery
 Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell
 Avro Arrow Fantasy Art
 Max Bertuzzi
 Science Fiction and Fantasy Art of Frank Wu
 Jonathon Earl Bowser
 The Gallery of Bob Bohné
  More Jonathon Earl Bowser
 Andy Warhol Art
 Ken Charon Art
 Artemisia Gentileschi
 Dennis G. Constantino (AKA Dika Wolf)
Claude Monet
 "Grail Wërks Fantasy Studios"
 Paul Cezanne
 April Lee Art
 Pablo Picasso posters and art prints
 Eleon's Fantasy Art Page Links



"She Belongs to me"  by Bob Dylan

She's got everything she needs,..............She's an artist, she don't look back.
She's got everything she needs,..........She's an artist, she don't look back.
She can take the dark out of the nighttime..........And paint the daytime black.

You will start out standing..........Proud to steal her anything she sees.
You will start out standing..........Proud to steal her anything she sees.
But you will wind up peeking through her keyhole..........Down upon your knees.

She never stumbles,..........She's got no place to fall.
She never stumbles,..........She's got no place to fall.
She's nobody's child,..........The Law can't touch her at all.

She wears an Egyptian ring..........That sparkles before she speaks.
She wears an Egyptian ring..........That sparkles before she speaks.
She's a hypnotist collector,..........You are a walking antique.

Bow down to her on Sunday,..........Salute her when her birthday comes.
Bow down to her on Sunday,..........Salute her when her birthday comes.
For Halloween give her a trumpet..........And for Christmas, buy her a drum.





A series of reminders aimed 
not so much at how to succeed in one's career as an 
artist as how to overcome 
 the endless series
of pitfalls 
that await every individual 
who chooses a creative life.
Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall



1.  Being an artist is a choice; no applications, no qualifications!
 2.  The fact that you are making anything at all is a huge triumph!
3.  BE an art lover, even when it feels like your art doesn't count.
 4.  Appreciate the work of your peers, they are not the  enemy.
5.  Art is the "wonder" process; I wonder what would happen if...
6.  Art is an experiment; failure is part of the process.
7.  Being "gifted" is a responsibility, to give, not blow your horn.
8.  Making art is hanging yourself out there, it makes you brave.
9.   Avoid acting like what you do in your studio is a cure for cancer. 
 10.  Art is not a contest, no one needs to prove themselves.
11.  Letting and making are equally important choices to the work.
 12.   Having fun with your work keeps you working.
13.  Preserve your individual voice, we count on that from others.
14.   Art means making sense of life; recognizing your connection.
15.   Trust your gut; your critical voice is a nay-sayer.
16.   Your creativity is your power, exercise it, fire it up
 17.   You have no control outside the studio, inside it's yours.
18.   Live well within your means; recycle what others cast off.
19.   Making art is a privilege, don't expect support for doing it.
20.   Don't mortgage your art; stay out from under debt.
 21.  Make gifts of your work- you are the source- just make more. 
 22.  Don't ignore the content or impact of your work. Listen to it.
 23. Get feedback; have at least one person to show your work to.
 24.  Artist's statements need to be plain truth; keep it simple.
 25.  Treat dealers, and anyone else who handles your work, well
 26. You are unique but expendable; artists are a dime a dozen
 27.  Be your own rock, galleries mean business.
 28.  Judgment is a deadly weapon: careful where you aim.
 29.  Always listen to your heart; you will never go wrong
 30.  Don't be in a big rush to show your work in a gallery
 31.  Keep your light bright, and it will always be with you.
 32.  Trade with other artists, that way we enrich each other's lives.
 33.  Learn to talk about your work, but not too much.
34.  Do group shows, they put you in a context with your peers.
 35.  Work on paper a lot, you can fit a life's work under your bed.
 36.   If your works sells, fine, if not, keep working, that's the thing. 
  37.  Don't throw what gives you pleasure to the wolves. 
 38.  Being an artist is never easy, but avoid celebrating struggle.
 39.  Disregard negative energy directed at your work
  40.  What goes into your work is what gets passed on.
 41.  Have at least one non-art skill (with income) that you enjoy.
 42. If art is experience, what is yours? 
 43.  Be a full-time artist, work part-time jobs.
  44.  We are the only ones who have to care what we are doing.
 45.  Be a human being first, artist second; art means something.
 46. Give yourself credit for your accomplishments.
  47.  Being a good artist is a question of character, not craft (skill).
 48.  Our judgments are ALWAYS subjective; they only mirror us.
  49.  Be generous when viewing art in the artist's presence.
 50.  Learn to take your own slides. Natural light and  Kodachrome.
51.  Nothing lasting survives a false foundation; don't fake it.
 52.  What are the vibrations that come from your work?
 53.  Are the ingredients in your work fresh? And close to you?
 54.  All things are a part of your work: your hopes...your pain.
 55.  Anything, however small, if it is real, you can build on it.
 56.  You will suffer doubt, but you can regain your faith.
 57.  Surround yourself with positive energy: strong, quiet support
 58.  There are no rules. Think about it. It is your turn. Take it
 59.  Feeling sorry for yourself is always destructive.
 60.  Whatever you are hiding will reveal itself in your work.
 61.  Filling the hole in your life with your work makes it bigger.
 62.  Any place can be a studio- a corner- you carry it inside you.
 63.  Real discipline comes from following your dream.
 64.  When you reach an impasse, turn it up a knotch, take a risk.
 65.  Treating your work like a problem makes it a problem.
66.  Keep your eyes on what's at the source of the work. 
 67.  You are making something where there was nothing. 
 68.  You can be as brave as your imagination will allow.
69.  What you set in motion in your work will never die. 
 70.  The light in the tunnel is inside you; more faith -- more light.
71.  Live somewhere where art matters, not where it doesn't.
72.  Artists are all in the same boat; same needs, struggles, joys.
 73.  Live where you work, work where you live. It costs less.
74.  Use cheaper materials if that allows you to keep working.
 75.  Accept that you are lucky to be doing what you want to do.
 76.  Don't expect support from people not doing what they want...
 77.  NO toxic materials/media, they will hurt you down the road.
 78.  Who likes criticism; we all want understanding, appreciation.
 79.  Surround yourself with art that always shows you something.
 80.  Believe it or not, you are not in competition with every artist.
 81.  Don't exploit your art to prove something, it might smell bad.
 82.  Fortunately art can happen despite our worst intentions.
 83.  Conviction is more than half the battle, but not essential.
 84.  Hard work doesn't always work; it just makes things hard.
 85.  Sometimes art is 99 % inspiration and 1 % perspiration.
 86.  Avoid acquiring techniques; find your own way getting there.
 87.  Music is an artist's best friend, listen, play an instrument..
 88. There is no room for no sense of humor in art.
 89.  There is no justice in a juried exhibition, only agendas.
 90.  Be open to alternative means of getting your work out there.
 91.  Don't have a priceless collection of your own work.
 92.  Attitude is everything: it is your life and your work.
 93.  Color is energy; it is a part of everything, get to know it.
 94.  Composition is what comes when you have the run of space.
 95.  Work like it is the first time; anything is possible.
 96.  Beware: bitterness and disappointment follow every artist.
 97.  A life of art is its own reward; its riches are beyond measure.
 98.   work can bring light to the dark; a smile; even wonder
 99.  The artist is part witness, part tattletale; they see and expose.
 100.  In the end there is only one way: yours!

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