"Being an artist isn’t just a “right brain” activity---you must use ALL of your brain, body and spirit to create. When the creation is done, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts… and so is the creator." - Lyrae Perry

Find Your Style And Stick With It!

Blue Fire & Ice - Running on Epi Series

I just read a really great article titled Find Your Style and Stick With It! Sigh... by Carolyn Henderson at Fine Art Views. She brings up some very good … [Read more...]

Art and Story

"Ghosts in the Trees" copyright by Lyrae Perry 2015

Art and story are the same thing.  They may seem to be different, but our brains are always busy filtering input and interpreting … [Read more...]

Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show & Sale

2015 THCI Teaser Postcard v2

It's that time again ... the October TEXAS HILL COUNTRY INVITATIONAL ART SHOW & SALE  is back! If you're thinking about going to an art show this … [Read more...]

Inspiration Overload

Ghost Glass Frog -copyright Lyrae 2014

Inspiration overload ... what are we talking about here? Luann Udell, a fellow artist and blogger, has an interesting “take” on looking at other … [Read more...]

Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin's digital image of SMS transmissions in Amsterdam

Unless you're really into the digital graphic world, you probably have never heard of Aaron Koblin. Fasten your seatbelt ... 'cuz you're in for a real … [Read more...]

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef

Loads of fish--mostly Blue Damsel fish at this coral head.

My first trip to Australia included snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in 2002, and it was one of the highlights of my life!  I promised myself that I … [Read more...]

Plants on Lady Elliot Island

Octopus bush fruit.

I'm impressed with the plants on Lady Elliot island as much as the reef itself.  They thrive in conditions that are extreme and provide a haven for all … [Read more...]

Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is on many people's bucket list...including mine, ever since I was a little kid.   The 2015 Paint Excursions trip  … [Read more...]

William T. Cooper

Painting by William T. Cooper

When I got here, my friends shared a wonderful video interview of artist and naturalist, William T. Cooper, by Sir David Attenborough.  Cooper was painting … [Read more...]

Wild Rosies

Rose-breasted cockatoos at Sunset.

Wild Rosies everywhere!  They are fast flyers and you generally only get a flash of pink and grey as they zip … [Read more...]