Thursday, September 20, 2012

Giving Back

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Journey Never Ends

I posted a few months back about a piece of artwork that I had done on commission, to be used as cover art for a book.  At that time I was waiting for the book to be published before posting the painting, something that has since occurred in e-book format.  The physical book is on its way, something that I anticipate with glee, of course.  In the meantime, I'm happy to submit this image, pleased with it and hopeful that it inspires those who see it to look inside the pages and buy the book.
It is currently available on Amazon.. Tempered In The Fire

In that earlier post I mentioned how emotional this work was for me.  I was in the throes of unemployment, hanging on to my last hopes of finding work in the small Arizona town in which I had lived for two years.
There is something to be said for following the leading within, that small voice that tries to tell us there is more beyond what we can see in our present situation.  My small voice had been trying for some time, I believe, and had finally resorted to a shouting match with my unyielding efforts to remain in a place I neither loved nor fully embraced as home.  The journey I traveled in painting this portrait of a ravaged, searching soul finally found realization in my decision to relocate to the welcoming hills of Kentucky. Left behind are the dust laden, cactus riddled landscapes of the West.  Instead of that I now gaze out onto green hills and flowing waterways; humidity has replaced the dry heat and a sense of well being the despondency of a lost pathway.
Tempered In The Fire is a story of a man's search for meaning in his life through turmoil and happiness, loss and eventual reconciliation with his own journey.  The painting, I hope, conveys that and more.
For each of us, there is a journey that must be taken, and for those of us still breathing, it really never ends.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Red Cats - A Spy Portrait

An update is in order.
I have moved across country, had an unscheduled hospital stay (aren't they all?), and am now adapting to a new lifestyle that includes more online work and the continuing pursuit of art.
Here is a piece I'm working on, my muse once again the intrepid Illya Kuryakin of Man from U.N.C.L.E. lore.  He is, of course, David McCallum, NCIS's Ducky and the blond who stole my heart when I was ten years old.
I have a few changes to make as it is not completed, and hope to include a phrase in Russian, in Crylic.  The title is Red Cats, a nod to the Soviet spy portrayed in the series.
The canvas is marked with dimensional moulding paste, which is what you see across his face.  I like to think it represents the barriers and difficulties encountered by a transplanted Soviet in Cold War America during the 60's.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A second Kindle project: The Little Pony Boy

My second offering in the Kindle store at Amazon.com is a children's story, suitable for toddler through Kindergarten, ideally.  It is an illustrated tale of friendship, home and security.  At only $4.50 it is an easily affordable addition to any Kindle library, or a gift for the children you love.
Yes, absolutely this is self-promotion.
The Little Pony Boy by Glenna Meredith

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A new book of poetry on Kindle

I decided to jump into e-publishing with a small collection of poems that I've written over several years.  It's funny that you don't necessarily categorize the work until it is all assembled.  I realized I was lamenting the lack romance in my life while this was going on.  Oh well...
You can find it here: A Little Book of Poems by Glenna Meredith


I need to move, all proceeds from this book will take me back to my Old Kentucky Home.  Just so you know.