Let's (slowly) get started...

Everyone has interests, hobbies, talents, and creative ideas. It's great sharing - getting feedback and giving feedback when asked. Years ago, when I attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, we became a family with the Cleveland Institute of Music students. It was great - artists and musicians coming together and sharing thoughts.

I really miss those days of listening to others speaking about new innovations, sharing their thoughts and opinions. Sometimes, I think how sad it is that society has closed up a lot of minds - fear of sharing ideas and having open discussion.

When graphic art (fine art) totally disappears, humanities will be gone. Yes, we do have the technology of using computer software to create images. It's great having this tool - but, it's only a tool to enhance Commercial Art.

I hope the days of Picasso and other creative artists (using paint brushes and canvases) never stops or goes away.

Unfortunately, small art galleries are disappearing. Cities are attempting to save local artists by allowing us to hang our paintings in City Halls.

I am an artist. My first husband was a musician. Soul-wise, it was a beautiful relationship of communication, listening, and understanding each other. Artists and musicians are rare people (yet, we seem to be many). Creativity is rare (yet, many have the abilities).

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Haven't been here for awhile (quite a while).  I have been busy.  Haven't been doing too much artwork.                                                            

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wow!! I didn't realize how long it has been since my last visit to Sea Critters and More - little time, technologies take up lots of time along with job, house chores, and social time. I think technology takes up more time than what we had before technology happened - so, let's all get more technical with our lives (hectic pace without connection). Same old actions with new terminology - generations have been doing the same things for centuries (new technical words) pertaining to what we (as humans) do. Everything is now based on entertainment and anything goes type thinking. Sea Critters are still swimming around, while we are all going insane with hectic lifestyles above the water. Interesting!!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Yahoo loves sleeping next to me as I sit at the easel and paint/sketch. 
She was on her back, sound asleep when I got up to get my camera to take a picture of her -
too late . . . . she got up to see where I went.

Originally, I began to post a Leafy Sea Dragon and a Decorator Crab; but, I couldn't resist posting Yahoo and where she stays whenver I paint or sketch.  So, below is a Leafy Sea Dragon that is found off the coast of southern Australia.  He's hard to spot when surrounded by seaweed.

Another, hard to spot sea critter is a Decorator Crab, who hides in seaweed;
some wear sponge hats to be inconspicuous.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Few of Ohio Lighthouses - many more around Ohio

                   These are only a few of the lighthouses in Ohio -
                                          Check out other Lighthouses around Lake Erie:

          Conneaut Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse 1936
          Ashtabula Harbor Lighthouse 1905
          Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse 1925
          Fairport Harbor Lighthouse 1925
          Cleveland Harbor West and East Pierhead Lighthouse 1911
          Huron Harbor Lighthouse 1936
          Cedar Point Lighthouse 1867
          West Sister Island Lighthouse 1848
          Toledo Harbor Lighthouse 1904
          Marblehead Lighthouse 1921
          Port Clinton Lighthouse
          South Bass Island Lighthouse 1897
          Lorain Lighthouse 1917
          Vermilion Lighthouse 1877 (replica)
          Perry Memorial 1915

Denton, Maryland

          This is a quiet little cove where a museum sits next to the dock.  Unfortunately, the museum was closed for lunch and we didn't stay around long enough for the small building to open.  We drove around, within a 50 mile radius looking for any open museum.  Out of ten (some picked up on GPS) - half were closed and the other half didn't exist. 
             Soooooo.......I began taking pictures of the beautiful cloud formations........
              and we never saw the inside of any museum that day between Delaware and Maryland!!

                        I'm sure happy little Sea Critters live in this little quiet cove!!!!!

Watch Out for a Couple of These Guys!!!

Shark Mouth and Octopus Mouth are highly dangerous!!!
Shark Mouth bites off arms, legs, and HEADS
Octopus Mouth releases poisionous fluids from the tenacles

These Sea Critters are some GOOFY, but DANGEROUS (some of them).