The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report. Continue reading 2014 in review
December 24, 2014 Hi everyone! I did say that I will return for a few more posts. I’m getting January 2015 posts ready and I’m almost finished. As you can already see, I’ve changed the name Esquisses to Shadowbox. I like the name, love the name. It’s more like a hard-edged name for an art blog, don’t you think? The featured image of this post shows where I am so far. I’m really working my behind off on this. It’s a big gamble for me to move this blog away from WordPress. I know one thing: I’m going to need … Continue reading CATCHING UP……
November 27, 2014 Hello! I did say that yesterday was supposed to be the last post for 2014, but I couldn’t resist……As some of you know, there will be no posts for December 2014. I’m working on a new blog site, but I will still give you updates on the blog site’s progress. I promise! Not only that, I decide to replace Esquisses with a new name: SHADOWBOX. Even though Esquisses was a cool and unique name, it was a bit hellish for the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. So I want to start 2015 with a clean slate! So follow … Continue reading HAPPY THANKSGIVING……TILL 2015!
November 26, 2014 Good Afternoon! Last Artscene Newsletter for the year 2014. Part 3 of Where To See Native American Art and Miami Pulse 2014 is here. Read on…… WHERE TO SEE AMERICAN INDIAN ART Mid-American All-Indian Center – Wichita, KS Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos, NM Museum of the Cherokee Indian – Cherokee, NC Museum of Indian Arts & Culture – Santa Fe, NM Mitchell Museum of the American Indian – Kendal College, Evanston, IL Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum – Warner, NH National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC Red Earth Museum – Oklahoma City, OK … Continue reading ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: WHERE TO SEE NATIVE AMERICAN ART PT. 3 & PULSE MIAMI 2014
November 25, 2014 Hey again….just wanted to give an update or progress on the new blog site. A few weeks ago, I announced to you guys that Esquisses is moving to Wix. WordPress will no longer be the home base for the site. For the last month or so, I’ve started working on the new blog site. Lot’s of changes are coming your way. Some of the familiar features will still hang around. There is a possibility of a new name to replace Esquisses. I will keep you posted. Promise! Continue reading UPDATE ON NEW BLOG SITE
November 25, 2014 Hello there! We all need a little bit of what I like to call art inspirational quotes. I hope these quotes put a bit of spring into your creative step! Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William … Continue reading REFLECTIONS: QUOTES TO INSPIRE
November 24, 2014 Hello! November is almost over and the last post is coming close as well, but let’s talk about today’s subject, it’s not long. Just short and to the point. As artists, photographers, or sculptures we love to put together great art, but what makes us tick or inspire us to create these works? It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, we get inspired by pretty much everything. A tv show, food, fashion, films, cartoons, nature….the list goes on and on and on. Inspiration comes in many ways. For me, I survey my environment or where … Continue reading ART CLOSE-UP: WHAT INSPIRES US ARTISTICALLY
November 21, 2014 Hello and Happy Friday! Most of you thought that today wasn’t coming, but here we are. We’re going to Oklahoma City to visit the Red Earth Museum. RED EARTH MUSEUM From the website: Red Earth, Inc. promotes the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets. History Red Earth, Inc. began in 1978 with the establishment of the Center of the American Indian, a museum dedicated to showcasing Native American arts. In 1987, a group of influential community and tribal leaders founded the Red Earth American Indian Cultural Festival … Continue reading AT THE MUSEUM: RED EARTH MUSEUM