Category Archives: Current work

Summer Gloom

I have never understood why some people fight off doom and gloom by embracing all things bright and beautiful while others go even darker as a way to work it out. I, of course, am one of the latter. This … Continue reading

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Out of the box

Cut paper artwork is much more interesting if you can get up close to it. Boxing it in with glass is seldom the best solution. Paper cuts made of heavy stock can stand upright as sculptures, but some of my … Continue reading

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The Witching Hour

Here’s the URL for my latest exhibit: http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/panoramic-gallery-witches-and-wild-things-appalachian-heritage-and-beyond-by-lillian-trettin/ Here’s a PDF of a review that a friendly viewer posted on her blog: Lillian Trettin_art_Witches Wild Things review (please hit the “back” button after viewing PDF) And here’s how it came … Continue reading

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Spring Melee

A melee is a brawl, and this fits typical March weather as well as my most recent papercuts. Last month I joined the Del Ray Artisans, an artists’ co-op in Alexandria Virginia.  This makes some sense if you know that … Continue reading

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Community Art Dos

Here’s a little follow-through on my plan to get involved in community art projects this month. I participated in a life drawing class, something I haven’t done in over 40 years. Not too much has changed, except instead of being … Continue reading

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My community art month

This is a good month for getting out there and sharing art with others. Also, Carl is in Africa for a month. so here’s how I am staying busy: I am going to attend a “figure drawing” session at Redux … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016

The holiday season is my time for reflection and clearing out cobwebs. While sifting through my online images, I was pleased to find this blog entry by a poet who was inspired to write a poem based on one of … Continue reading

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