a new year

I did not know about the lovely Greek custom of breaking open a pomegranate on New Years (see Despina’s post HERE) but their symbolic attributes have definitely been on my mind as 2021 begins. Detail crop of some studio work I’ve been pursuing in this new year…best wishes that it will be a fruitful one […]

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Backyard Flower

This summer I took a lot of time to plant flowers and tend to my garden. I’m no expert, I just pick what I think is beautiful or has the right color, etc. This particular plumed celosia is so beautiful. I tried to capture it but trust me I fell short. Greg Betza ©2018

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Rose of Sharon

I had to trim a bush this morning, filled with Rose of Sharon flowers. They’re quite beautiful but as with all things when you see so many you tend to lose appreciation of just how special they are….SO I decided to spend some time drawing one to reacquaint myself. It was a nice way to spend […]

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Garden Delights

  Drawing in the garden has always been one of my absolute favorite places to be. It’s ever changing graphics are always a challenge to organize on paper. Above is one of my favorites to-date. Who knows what the rest of the summer might reveal. Can’t wait to find out! – Michele Mixed medium: watercolor, crayon, […]

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Last Day of Spring

A few years back on this very beautiful last day of spring I found myself looking at the masterful mid-century artist Robert Rauschenberg ALOT. I’m always in awe of how he created such fusion between type and image. I find it incredible and exciting …and yes (for many who know me), he’s genuinely left an indelible impression on all my work. Above is a poster […]

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Casual Sunday

Last Sunday while the weather was SPECTACULAR! we took the boys to a local park for some fun. There were plenty of people skirting about enjoying the moment. The body language between these two was so casual, so comfortable, just like the day itself. I couldn’t help wonder what they were saying. Maybe it was something like, […]

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9/11 memorial

Last Sunday my family and I had an opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial museum before it opened to the general public. Words would minimize the emotions that rose out of the experience. When I look around today though, there are blessings I am surrounded by that would not have been had life moved left instead […]

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