Seaside Menagerie of Hot Mess Seascapes

Seaside Menagerie of Hot Mess Seascapes


This is what I’m doing on this cold, rainy, snowy freezing day while I’m on vacation. As you can see my efforts have not reached the level of Mr. Darrell Crow. I’ve been listening to Mr. Crow’s videos for just a little while so I decided to attempt a waterfall. Mine looks like something out of an abstract avant garde surrealist expressionist nightmare!

My Splash is more like a KerPlunk! My waterfall will never be mistaken for Niagara Falls! 😀😁😂🤣😃😄😅😆😉😎🤓🤔  I shall not add the rocks as mine would look like the Loch Ness monster arising from the depths! LOL!!

Plus I do not have a Fan brush but my room-mate has generously granted me use of his brushes so I tried spreading on the bristles on one of the wider brushes. My Palette is an old paper plate. Talk about improvising! I do have my handy dandy spray bottle.

However sparkles and glitter cover a multitude of errors!

Mr. Crow has Painting Series on both Acrylics and Oils. I have Oil paints but they take way too long to dry. I prefer Acrylics. I will keep working on this painting however I don’t want to use up all my canvasses as I need to save some for when Stephen arrives for his 57th Birthday Celebration in May.  I’m sure Stephen has got to be better at this than poor sister! Ha! Ha!

Anyway feel free to laugh at mine and enjoy the expertise and country humor of Mr. Darrell Crow.

Back to the Drawing Board. Literally!


Presenting the Magical Mystical Seaside Seascapes!!  A Masterpiece in Progress!!



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Seaside Sea Escapes








Mystical Seaside Seascapes




Magical Mystical Seaside Seascapes
Magical Mystical Seaside Seascapes










Preparation for the Union Art Show 


Preparation for the Union Art Show


Last year 2017 I participated in the Employee Art Show and I was also able have one of my Photography Collages on display at the Daily Press a Coffee shop across the street from my house.

This year the Museum Union Employees are having their own Art Show that is separate from the museum. I’m a proud Union member of DC 37 Local 1503. The Union Art Show will take place in March. I have already registered and completed my Mixed Media Photo Collage.

After working for the museum for ten Yes 10 years I’ve been heavily influenced by the various special exhibits as well as the permanent collection.

Over the years I’ve spent many hours standing in the Modern Art galleries of the Main Bldg and since 2016 been on Night Shift in the Modern and Contemporary Art museum. Same museum in a different location.

Thus I’ve spent lots of time gazing at Jackson Pollack drip paintings. Like many people at first I discounted Jackson Pollacks drip painting methods but over time his methods began to intrigue me motivating me to incorporate his technique into my photography.

Not having a great deal of space in my house instead of dripping paint I drip nail polish or what some call Lacquer. I really enjoyed the process however my Masterpiece is now drying in the backyard due to the awful smell of nail polish. My cat Sylvester even left the bedroom electing to sit in the hallway watching me.


(For those of you who have no idea who is Jackson Pollack I have included two videos of him in Creative Action.)

Funny that right around the time I saw the flyer for the Union Art Show I saw the head curator for the photography department. Every time I see him he has always encouraged in my endeavors. Two other curators have also encouraged me.

God wants me to move forward with my Photography Blog Roaming Urban Gypsy as well as to expand my outreach in terms of creating and submitting more photos throughout New York city.  Therefore I’m stepping up my game for 2018. 


Here is a Sneak peek at my Photography Collage submission from inception to completion.

The Name of my submission is Broadway Junction en Lacquer.