July 2014

Hello friends!

It's been quite a while since I've last posted. I've been enjoying the summer so far, spending a lot of time at the local flea markets & teaching myself how to cook. I've acquired a lot of new slides during these recent thrift/flea adventures.  Here are two of my favorites so far:

I've also been reading a lot of Margaret Atwood and listening to a lot of classic folk & country tunes. Check out the Dolly Parton illustration I did for a recent silent art auction:
 

Queen of Locust Ridge Ink, Glitter, Watercolor - 2014 Measures 11 3/4" by 15 3/4" framed This work was created for the Mattress Factory's 2014 Urban Garden Party art auction. Every year the Garden Party has a fun theme (Wild West), and the auction item object (horseshoes) relates to the theme. Artists choose how they want to incorporate the auction object - I choose to honor one of the greatest 'luck wishers' around - Dolly Parton. Who else champions - you being you - than the glitzy queen of doing what you damn well please. Good luck out there. Perhaps this will launch a series of works honoring some of my favorite gals of country music? Loretta Lynn,Kitty Wells, Wanda Jackson...

Queen of Locust Ridge

Ink, Glitter, Watercolor - 2014
Measures 11 3/4" by 15 3/4" framed

This work was created for the Mattress Factory's 2014 Urban Garden Party art auction. Every year the Garden Party has a fun theme (Wild West), and the auction item object (horseshoes) relates to the theme. Artists choose how they want to incorporate the auction object - I choose to honor one of the greatest 'luck wishers' around - Dolly Parton. Who else champions - you being you - than the glitzy queen of doing what you damn well please. Good luck out there.

Perhaps this will launch a series of works honoring some of my favorite gals of country music? Loretta Lynn,Kitty WellsWanda Jackson...

Radioactive Moat: No. 7

Sam Ditch was the featured visual artist in No. 7 of Radioactive Moat. Radioactive Moat Press began in Pittsburgh, PA. It is a nonprofit literary arts organization featuring a bi-annually published electronic journal and a press that specializes in print and online chapbooks.

Its inaugural publication, Radioactive Moat, was founded in July of 2009 and concluded in the sprig of 2013. Regarding literary works, as well as art and photography, Radioactive Moat, focused on themes of reactivity, corrosivity, ignitability, and toxicity.

 

Images featured in Issue #7.

Images featured in Issue #7.