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Utah Best of State Gala 2016 a Grand Event

May 18, 2016 was a night to remember. I returned from Bulgaria for a short time, where I was offering new Easter themed art exhibitions and demonstrations. The reason that was strong enough to draw me across the ocean was the Utah Best of State Gala. Sitting at a table with family and friends in…
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The Reasons Why

Frequently, I am asked why I spend so much time doing demonstrations for groups. A few other questions are common as well. Is it hard work? Doesn’t it take a lot of time? When do you find time to make your own art if you are often doing demonstrations? Do you enjoy doing demonstrations? How do I get…
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Inspiring Entrepreneurial Spirit

While sitting at an outdoor cafe in the city of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, waiting for transportation to Velingrad, a boy approached the table with a sheaf of papers in his hands. He was visiting each table in turn and through my translator, I discovered that his name was Ivo and he was 10 years old. He was…
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your nomination is a 2016 Best of State Winner

I awoke this Monday morning to gloomy skies which threaten to provide a third day of rainy drizzly skies. Not the best way to start a week. Then, after taking care of the normal morning requirements, I opened my email and read the following from Nate Fairclough: CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your nomination is a 2016 Best of…
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Opening Day Sopot Bulgaria Easter Exhibition

April 4th saw a gathering of dignitaries of the city of Sopot in Bulgaria for the opening of the 2016 Easter International Art Exchange including Evgeni Dimov, Georgi Getz, and Stefan Filchev. The opening was well attended and after the formal announcement we got to my favorite part, the interactive demonstrations. I always like watching…
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