Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ten Seconds and Living the Creative Life

Hi Everyone,
been hiding away trying to get some work done in the studio. I've been back from beautiful Valley Ridge for a few days. Wet, but it was gorgeous. Kathy and Bill are great host and the student were wonderful...all and all everything was perfect...especially Bill's Gimlet mixing.

So...calling all Texans. I'll be teaching some classes at Ten Second Studio next week and Megan and Cheryl were kind enough to put together a book signing for my book as well as Rice Freeman-Zachery's book "Living the Creative Life" (which I'm featured in). As a special treat James Michael Starr (also in Rice's book will be there as well. Here's the skinny.

Book Signing
Book Signing at Ten Second Studios
Wednesday, Sept. 5 7:30 pm

Come join Ricë Freeman-Zachery, Michael deMeng, and James Michael Starr for the Book Signing Event of the Century at Ten Seconds Studio! They have joined forces to come out with Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists. Ricë, Michael, and James are so nice to stay longer and have a discussion about "What Makes You Creative?"

Ricë Freeman-Zachery is a writer and artist living in Midland, Texas. She earned her BA and MA in English and writing, and then began freelancing while teaching freshman composition. Ricë works mostly by assignment from a variety of magazines, where she enjoys writing profiles of fascinating artists. In addition to her new book, she wrote Stamp Artistry (Rockport Publishers) and New Techniques for Wearable Art (Quarry Books). Read more about her at VooDoo Cafe.

Michael deMeng creates Post-modern shrines. In his mixed-media assemblages he combines built elements, recycled frames and objects, and old photographs, with new painting and texts. DeMeng selects haunting and disturbing images that address the darker side of individualism in the contemporary world: themes of isolation, social alienation, and political oppression. Read more about DeMeng at

James Michael Starr is a Dallas artist whose collages and found-object sculptures have appeared in galleries and exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His work was selected for four consecutive Critic’s Choice exhibitions at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art and included by invitation in the 2001 International Exhibition of Contemporary Collage in Paris, France, as well as in Assemblage 100, which toured New Zealand in 2004. In 2006, images of his work were published in several magazines and in four books, including the French survey of contemporary collage, “L’art du Collage a L’aube du Vingt et Unieme Siecle (The Art of Collage at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century)”. He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas and by Hooks-Epstein Galleries in Houston. Read more about him at

Location: Ten Seconds Studio
4170 Willman Ave
North Richland Hills, TX 76180


Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by contacting

1 comment:

Kristen Robinson said...

I just finished reading my copy last night....tonight starting to re-read and play along with the exercises.