This week is a week of relaxation, to some extent, and celebration of being another year older. Since my retirement at the end of October, 2005, I have painted and made many constructions related to my artwork. In 8 years, the pieces have so to speak piled up. I haven't sold much, but that isn't why I paint and make my wood constructions and frames. I do it because I like to work with my hands; and, I like to take an idea that I sketch on the back of an envelope, and make it into a 2 or 3 dimensional object. A painting starts with an idea and is transferred to a drawing and then the fun begins. The drawing then has to be broken down into its parts and constructed. This is what I enjoy. Sometimes it is a bit of a puzzle, and at other times my hands and head take me where I want to go. It is like something in the recesses of my head know what to do and all I have to do is carry out their wishes with my two hands. I am going to post a few pieces from the last eight years, and I hope a few of you who read my blog will enjoy seeing them. These pieces made from wood and painted in acrylics are a few of my latest pieces.
So along with my Birthday this week, I celebrate my artwork production.
Retired after working with investment securities and portfolios for over 35 years. My interest in politics, history and the economy will provide a jump off for moneythoughts. From time to time I will post pieces of my artwork. I call my artwork political satire and I welcome your comments. I am available to speak or write economic commentary for money managers, brokerage firms or anyone else that thinks my ideas offer something worth while.