Nashville Launch Dinner at Sportsman Bar and Grille for audiobook “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music”
The last step in producing an audio book is to celebrate! That’s what my Nashville Production team did with me at the Sportsman Bar and Grille this week. It looks like a theme park version of those grand old WPA (Works Progress Administration) lodges in the great parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite. The food was…
Happy 4th Birthday Riehlife!
Riehlife turns four years old this month. A lot has happened since August 2006. Here’s the Riehlife report card from January 2008.
Phillip Hampton’s experimentation with acrylic media demonstrates thin line between art and science (yet again!)
(Phillip Hampton’s work is honored at the St. Louis Art Museum’s African American Abstraction: St. Louis Connections.) David Bonnetti at St. Louis Today.com says: Philip Hampton, the fourth artist featured, is sort of odd-man out. Rather than developing here, he moved to the area an already established artist to teach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The…
Riehlife Report Card Year One
Janet seated on Copper, our family American Bred Saddle Horse, riding tall at 15 hands My web log “Riehl Life: Village Wisdom for the 21st Century” has grown into my vision of it more fully over the course of the year. I run it as a magazine format, in which you hear several voices, and…
Creative Catalyst: Doodling a Body of Work
Dear Creative Pals, I’m part of a blogging consortium for Story Circle Network’s blog “Telling Her Stories.” My monthly column is Creative Catalyst. This month’s topic is building a body of work. I use my experience learning how to make digital art using the Doodler app on my smart phone. It’s been great fun to…
Riehl’s story “Driving Lessons” is Editor’s Choice this week at Traveler’s Tales
This spring my story “Driving Lessons” won Bronze Award for Family Travel in the First Annual Solas Awards sponsored by Travelers Tales. If you missed “Driving Lessons” the first time, read it on the Travelers Tale site by clicking here for “Janet Riehl’s Flying Carpet Tales”. Their tagline for the story is “The lessons of…
As I’ve mentioned before, I really enjoy your colorful art work. If I’m in town when you exhibit at Portfolio, I’ll attend.
Your stunning work deserves a wide audience. I’ll send your post out on Twitter and Facebook. Only wish I could be in St.Louis this August.
Women and Wardrobe: That’s a very impressive collection of work. I love you image called “Flyaway,” especially the way you’ve used negative space, with the female form emerging from that space so nicely rendered. And I also really like “She who dances with stingrays.” Your simple lines and shapes expressing the woman’s movement and connectedness with her piscatorial dance partner, are wonderful surprises. There’s a single line from under the woman’s arm, curling around her body, that suggests either the movement before or maybe the movement to come. You have amazing control of line and form, especially given the medium. Bravo…or “bravado,” as the case may be. Really interesting work, with the subtle taste of you humor, as well. I hope people look very closely and discover how you’re using this medium.
Lively, colorful, sensitive, crazy, mysterious! What a collection! I only wish I could be there to see the show in person.
Thanks, Fran. What a lovely list of adjectives! I’m glad I have writer-friends who also know their art.
Oh, Hal! Thanks for your close reading of the images and your encouragement–as always.
Mes compliments et mes souhaits pour une belle exposition.