A Tidbit from Dad…

Jerry and daughter Irene at observatory in Australia — at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia

Jerry and Irene at the Siding Spring Observatory, Australia, while on our total Eclipse Tour of 2012.

My daughter Irene invited me to be a part of her art blog. I consider it an honor to do so. A very brief description of me:

I’ve been around here for 77 years. I have three major loves of my life, my children, science, and spirituality. Before retirement I worked as a rocket chemist, an organic chemist, a biochemist, and a clinical chemist. I plan to draw from my life experiences and observations to give you little tidbits of information I have encountered, that you may wish to reflect on as an artist. – Jerry continue reading

Making a Birdhouse

bird house in the garden, by Irene Rowley

final bird house in the garden

Hello!  I recently made a birdhouse for my mom (Oma), since she loves to work in her garden, more than anything. I am looking forward to Spring and seeing if any little birds make their nests here, to keep my mom company. I thought I would share it with you, as an idea for Valentines Day presents this week.

Here are the steps for making a simple garden birdhouse: continue reading

Art Scraps Blog Moved

pastel drawing of wolf, smelling flower, by Irene Rowley

wolf smelling a flower, by Irene Rowley

This blog moved locations on the web to artscrapsblog.com. Please change your bookmarks. I moved it in December, but just like a newbie, I forgot to tell and include the people who were already subscribed to the blog.  So here are the articles you may have missed in December and January:

In these recent blogs I have begun to ponder some deeper issues, about island wisdom for art and life, and what I’d consider golden rules of being an environmentally-aware artist.

I am currently working on the next post now, on making and painting birdhouses! Stay tuned!