March 5, 2017

Oscar Oops!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media,Uncategorized — Colby @ 4:16 pm

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May 10, 2015

Four Little Hearts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 11:15 pm

It has been seven years since that May 12 Mother’s Day, 2008. In memory of my precious wife who got to love her grandchildren ever so briefly. Another song I wrote for her has already been shared with family and friends. I now have the courage to share it with everyone else.

Click this link to hear my song: Four Little Hearts

Mother Beverly

Photos with her children and grandchildren.

 

April 27, 2015

North Dallas Artists Studio Tour April 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 2:46 pm

Wow! What a wide variety of artistic talents – oils, acrylics, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, collage, photography, weaving, watercolor, works in wood, metal…!

I spent the weekend visiting the artists on the North Dallas Studio Tour. On a whim I decided to take photos of the artists with their work. Because of this it took me about four times as long to see the tour! It’s interesting how asking, “May I take your photo?” immediately starts a conversation. But I loved every second.

I did this a few years ago on the White Rock tour (click here to see: White Rock Artists). Unfortunately, I didn’t have pad or pencil to keep track so I don’t have their names with their photos. I apologize to the artists. Click here: NorthDallasArt for more information. I also apologize for the very amateurish photos. It’s the thought that counts, right?

I encourage everyone to go on one of these tours. You’ll see some outstanding talent and get to visit with the artists right in their studio. You might even find some art for your home or for that perfect and unique gift.

 

IMG_2305 Bernard BortnickIMG_2306

IMG_2307IMG_2309 Karin Michelle

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IMG_2312IMG_2308 Martha BoxIMG_2314IMG_2317IMG_2313

IMG_2315 Wooden SecretsIMG_2316

IMG_2318IMG_2319 Bob English

IMG_2320 Annie DavisIMG_2321

IMG_2322IMG_2325 Debra O'Brien

IMG_2323 Nathan JonesIMG_2327IMG_2330

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IMG_2328 Stephen PotterIMG_2329 Nan Phillips

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February 16, 2015

And Life Goes On Without Her

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 12:26 am

When you lose someone very dear to you it’s strange to see how the world continues turning, people keep on doing whatever they’re doing and life goes on. This is for my wife who I miss every day. And for anyone else who has lost a special person. It’s the fourth song I’ve written for her and each one is a personal struggle. It’s my way of coping.

And then, in addition to the emotional hurdles, the microphone on my computer quit working so I resorted to singing into my iPad. It’s not the best audio but it is what it is.

Click on the title just above the photo.

I wrote the tune and the lyrics. A musician friend of mine, Brandy Herbert, arranged the background (http://www.ladyjazzer.com)

September 16, 2014

Mimeograph

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 3:42 pm

OK, let’s do something a little different.

This is what you might call “accidental art.” Some of you won’t call it art at all. But I like it.

Older folks will remember the mimeograph machine. You wrapped a stencil around a big drum, turned the drum, fed paper in one side, ink would be forced through the stencil and a printed sheet of paper would magically come out the other side. Eventually, technology advanced to the point where you didn’t have to hand-crank the thing.

When you were done printing you’d cautiously take the inky stencil off. If you might print more copies later you’d carefully lay the stencil on the original backing sheet.

Various random images would remain on the backing sheet after you took the stencil away. Here’s one that, for some reason, I saved.

Mimeograph

Ink on paper, 8 ½” X 14″

June 20, 2014

It’s Greek To Me

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 8:05 pm

Archives:
Yet another college class assignment; exploring etching/printing. I’ll let you look at it first before I tell you what it is.

SigmaLambdaChi

I chose to use the Greek letters of the fraternity I was in. Sigma Lambda Chi. Don’t look it up. You’ve never heard of it. It was a local fraternity and I’m told it no longer exists. But we’re having our annual reunion so I dug this up.

Ink print on tissue paper. 9″ X 12″

November 20, 2013

Clowns in Red

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 12:52 pm

Archives:
Another oldie, an assignment in a college art class; my one and only attempt at a linoleum print.

Clowns in Red

Linoleum on newsprint paper, 7 1/2″ X 11″

July 11, 2013

Needlepoint

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 6:11 pm

This is definitely NOT my art but I make an exception to post it because it has special meaning. Not only is it a treasured gift from a great friend but it includes all my grandkids and was done in time for my wife to enjoy it.

Pozadzides Needlepoint

Needlepoint, 20″ X 24″

March 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 11:04 am

This is REALLY old! I came across it recently and decided I’d share.

On a whim I decided I’d take a cake decorating class. It was a lot of fun. I had a great time decorating special cakes for my kids. This is one of those cakes I did for my daughter. I designed it to match the napkins and plates my wife had bought. Unfortunately, the word spread that I could decorate cakes and every cousin’s best friend who was having whatever kind of shower wanted me to decorate their cake for them. I retired.

Birthday_Cake

October 26, 2012

Lake Highlands Advocate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 5:51 pm

The good folks at the Lake Highlands Advocate honored me with a nice feature article in their magazine.

Yep, that’s my “studio.” Drawings and paintings on the wall; the rug my grandmother made for me in the 1960s. The photographer, Danny Fulgencio, set up a very good photo, but, no, I would never actually draw under such bizarre light and shadow conditions.

http://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2012/10/artist-in-residence-sir-colby-2/