fires in new mexico

New Mexico turns out to be more exciting than I expected. For several weeks the wrong sort of excitement has been front and center. In the living room our emergency packing stands at the ready. The cat and I are here waiting until W comes back from a musical offering in the center of town.…

Again the News

Top of the morning's headlines include not only the precarious status of world wars, vicious political threats within US political teetertotter, the huge stock exchange reflux and criminal atrocities of humans to other humans, but a more up-clode and personal apocalyptic spread of fire and brimstone right here in the neighborhood! (I am writing from…

TODAY april 29 2022 Friday

First day I'm checking in on my "surrogate FB" ...a chilly morn in Las Vegas NM. I'm planning to send invitations to my friends on face book in case they want to hear my ramblings on a regular basis. If FB will let me, I'll post the link there c/o some family or friends still…

A Little Gallery of SGHolland Art

Watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper, © SGHolland 1980-87 Born: Swarthmore PA, Education: Nether Providence High School, Wallingford PA 1955, The George School, Bucks Co.PA 1956, Temple University's Tyler School of Fine Arts, Elkins Park PA and Philadelphia 1959,(Fine Arts and Academics -- education classes, Griffin Business School 1983,Bellevue WA (computer programming/systems analysis.) And many…

Recipes for Tempera Medium

Obliged to the excellent resource site http://www.naturalpigments.com, for extensive technical information of painting, pigments, and conservation,   I am including this list of recipes for different kinds of Tempera media with which to paint on fresco and other surfaces. https://www.naturalpigments.com/artist-materials/cat/art-medium-recipes/post/tempera-emulsion-recipe/   Natural Pigments is moving during the month of November 2018-- expanding their business to my…