A Brush With Rusty
A Brush With Life

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Three New Sun Art 2014 Original Artwork for CBS Sunday Morning

These three original sun art will join the other four in the CBS Sunday Morning Library of Sun Art
The other four have aired several times.  Its quite a privilege to have your artwork seen on a national televisions program.  

 “Fun in the Sun”
$125.00 (custom mat)
Size: 8 x 10″
Rusty Harden

 “Tropical Rise" ATC

 Acrylic Ink

2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
 Rusty Harden 

 Pen and Ink
Prints $25.00
 5″ x 7″
 Rusty Harden 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"Rocks & Minerals" Magazine Featured in the March/April 2014 Issue

March/April 2014

In my last blog, I spoke of dreams coming true.  Well, being featured in the Rocks & Minerals  March/April 2014 Issue is beyond any dream that I could have imagined.

I want to thank Marie E. Hulzing, Editor-In-Chief; Susan Robinson, Contributing Writer; and Taylor & Francis Group for this exciting opportunity.
When the package holding the copies of the magazine was delivered at my door, I was surprised at how heavy 100 magazines were!  (Yes, I ordered 100. Family, friends, and collectors of my art work urged me to order plenty since there are no opportunities for getting more printed later)  Opening the box, lifting out the top magazine and opening the cover nearly made my head spin with anticipation.  I found page number 154,and could barely believe that page and two more were covered in my artwork of minerals.  Three, yes, three pages....unbelievable!!!

Save The Date:  Preview of my 2014 mineral paintings on April 18 at Studio 14 6:30 - 8:30

Thank you to so many folks who have encouraged me and are supportive of my artistic endeavors.

To order your copy
$10.00 ($3.25 shipping)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thinking About Me, Rusty, Today

I spend the majority of the time thinking about, working on, chasing after some aspect of my “art business”. I appreciate and get a great deal of pleasure from my students, I think about them a lot.  (I’m leaving the links out here, this is about me)

While it is hard to separate me from the artist, which expands to the business, I think that sometimes I forget about, Rusty.  I appreciate that my artwork has given “voice” to the inner self that I probably couldn’t figure out how to express, otherwise.  Recently, I was sharing with some friends that there was a time that I really believed that I was a dumb person.  I chose to look at life with different glasses and one day....I knew I wasn’t dumb, at all.  I may not have known to know some things but that is not the true gauge, is it?  

 For my life as an artist but first as a person,  I am grateful for the other things I’ve learned by  looking through different glasses:

   I  was born to have a voice.

   Success and failure is part of the same journey, they don’t have to be different roads.

   Some people and opportunities might not be “bad” but they may be “bad” for me.

   I appreciate that I am able to contribute positive bits to other people’s live.

   I appreciate that other people contribute positive bits to my life.

I am so grateful that there are artists, poets, and dreamers among us.  They fill me up with inspiration and wonderful reminders to not get closed in and bogged down.  

Working hard is vital but just as vital is knowing which direction to work.  Its been a challenge and an adventure to figure that one out. (I’m always making adjustments here)

Dreams do come true but I have to remember that I didn’t get them alone