The Creative Block

This is a subject about which I dislike speaking. One of the reasons is that I don’t want to admit that I am ever blocked creatively. I prefer to think of myself as a super-creative individual who can conjure fine art pieces and design solutions at a moments...
For the Love of White Space

For the Love of White Space

As a freelance graphic designer I value clients who understand the importance of  white space as a design element. Filling all the available space in a print or web layout  hinders communication. White space, also called negative space, is a key design element used in...

Coming Home to Watercolor

Most of the time that I have been a painter I’ve worked with watercolors. I lived and breathed watercolors. I taught watercolor  workshops and demonstrated at galleries and museums. I even wrote my own little “How-To” book. When I had a painting on...

Food That Provides a Visual Feast

I just returned to the U.S. from a trip to Israel. This morning I was thinking about how much I miss my favorite falafel stand. The falafel at this stand is wonderfully fresh and tasty. The proprietor’s knack for arranging the salad, falafel and hummus on the...