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MOAB IN NOVEMBER

November 30, 2017 - A promise is a promise, and I promised we'd go on a plein aire trip this year. Finally it came together in middle Novemb...
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FROGGY WENT A COURTING AND HE DID RIDE

November 23, 2017 - 3. “O Miss Mousie are you within?” uh-huh uh-huh “O Miss Mousie are you within?” “I just sat down to weave and spi...
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Is it Mother's Day yet?

October 23, 2017 - It isn't that things haven't been happening in my part of the world. Nothing drastic, just time consuming, and complicat...
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2017

March 24, 2017 - So much to do. So far to go. Even as I write this I realize I am behind in writing this blog, and might always be so. I...
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The Next Three Months

August 07, 2016 - August 13th The Eighth Tribe will have the reception for their display at the Apple Shed Gallery in Cedaredge, Colorado,...
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The Apple Shed

July 15, 2016 - Summer at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge, Colorado, is always busy. Not only does Connie Williams run an amazing gallery, d...
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Barbara Torke and plein aire in Gunnison

June 07, 2016 - Karen Sinclair Barbara Allen I am showing my pastels this month (June-2016) in the Gunnison Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado...
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Warm and Cool

May 03, 2016 - Spring brings cool weather and warm, almost at the same time. But that isn't what the artist finds in warm and cool. Th...
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I do Art

February 23, 2016 - I Do Art by Barbara Torke Every day I wake up, get out of bed, and do art. This makes my day go better. It makes me o...
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Re-inventing the Wheel

January 30, 2016 - Re-inventing the Wheel “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted.” This quote by Randy Pausch from...
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Pattern Continued

April 26, 2015 - Spring finally is here. With lots of false starts and more snow than daffodils, we now can begin to acknowledge its exis...
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Pattern

April 12, 2015 - The winter of 2014-2015 has been odd. Never cold enough to kill the tiger moths in the cedars. Warm enough to stir the b...
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Breaking the Rules

March 16, 2015 - Donald says speed limits are just suggestions. He throws this over his shoulder as he speeds down the country road, leav...
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Facebook art challenge

February 07, 2015 - This last week I h ave accepted the Facebook art challenge and posted three paintings a day for five days. The paintings...
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Collage and Poetry

January 10, 2015 - In May of last year, I took a class at Weehawken Arts in Ridgway. The class, taught by the tandem muses Meredith Nemirov...
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End of Summer

September 20, 2014 - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This axiom was integrated into my summer. I created crazy, busy chaos. I...
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New: Writers of the Purple Page Anthology published Today.

March 30, 2014 - Here is the site on Blurb.com where you can find the new Writers of the Purple Page Anthology for 2013. New selections f...
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RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN

March 04, 2014 - by Barbara Torke: Donald says speed limits are just suggestions. He throws this over his shoulder as he speeds down t...
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