Wednesday, June 10, 2009


* * * * * BLOG RELOCATION * * * * *

For several months now, I've been simultaneously maintaining two blogs, a task that's becoming quite a, how shall I put it, not as fun as it may sound.

It's time to converge them into one, and have it where most of my readers are.

This blog is now continued on "Unchain My Art", which you can find right
here at

I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Art Pact #85: Portugal Through My Eyes: Évora #1

(Also published on "Unchain My Art")

I am notorious for my obsessive photo-taking while on vacation (and any other time), and loyal to my fame I took dozens of photos in Portugal. OK, more like a dozen hundred of them, and then some. And maybe a bit more.

Don't give me this look! . . .

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009


ArtPact #84: Taking the Scenic Road

(Also published on "Unchain My Art")

Do you ever feel that force majeure is getting the way of settling on a planned route?

You go on the freeway with a destination in mind, and suddenly you see an exit that calls for you, and you take it, surrendering to your gut feeling? . . .

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Monday, April 20, 2009


ArtPact #83: Acrylics Alert! - Addendum

(Also published on "Unchain My Art")

Just had to share this!

After posting this painting, I went to visit some of my favorite blogs to see what's been going on there while I was out of the blogosphere.

And - lo and behold. . .

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Sunday, April 19, 2009


ArtPact #83: Acrylics Alert!

(Also published on "Unchain My Art")

Haven't disappeared. Just took a break, turned 46, and - actually been painting.

The kind of painting that takes forever.

No, it's not the procrastinated commission (the deadline is June-ish, so of course I am doing everything I can to not do it yet...). . . .

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Saturday, March 28, 2009


Virtually Awarded

(Also published on "Unchain My Art")

In the midst of my diligent and dedicated procrastination (see previous post), I got a comment from Rhonda Carpenter, who's blog Watercolors and Words I visit frequently. Rhonda is one of those fellow artist bloggers who, at times of my not-in-the-painting-mood, kicks my butt via email and comments till I get back into my studio.

Funny, but before I started blogging, I've never met anyone named Rhonda, and now I know two Rhondas (OK, I guess they've never knew someone named Nava either), and I'd love to meet them some day for real, as their warm caring personality shines through their blogs. . .

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Thursday, March 19, 2009


ArtPact #82: Procrastinate NOW!

(Also published on "Unchain My Art")

That is my all times favorite quote of Ellen DeGeneres: "Procrastinate now, don't put it off".

And I always follow this advice, diligently. As - well, Ellen's gotta be right.

Several months ago, I created this collage that was exhibited in a show at a big-shot hi-tech company. I made it especially for that show, and it ended up with a red label of "Sold". Almost none of my artist friends got to see it, as doing it for that exhibit was a very spontaneous decision, and it was finished at 3am the night before the deadline, hung in the morning and then sold within a week
. . .

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