Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Visual Voice

Artist on the Loose
A blog by an artist
Sharing what I do and see and hoping it inspires you!

Feb 5, 2017
©2017 Shephard Fairey We The People

The Artist role can be very powerful. A visual can be emotionally compelling, packed with information, psychologically persuasive and defended with passion. In light of the United States current political climate, I have been very keen on the role of the artist. Not only am I using  my art to process and protest the new administration but I have been following how other artists are using their “voice” (visual voice, written voice, and performance voice) to make their own impact. Just like our actual voice, the visual voice takes many forms. Sometimes it whispers, other times it sings and often it screams. 


If you are an artist or aspiring creative use your art to truly reflect your voice. And use that voice to speak about what is current and important to you. Artists are the keepers of culture so play your part.  

©Pattie Byron Don't Grab my Pussy Jan 2017
Share your visual voice on my Instagram account.  or email me your picture at Add your artistic voice by posting your political and social art. Make sure you add © (use “option” “g” on a Mac)   with date, your name, title, medium, dimensions (hxwxd)  and price or “NFS” (not for sale) along with a link to your webpage or contact. For example:

©2017 Arty Gal 
The American
Acrylic on canvas
24” x 24” x 2”

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Easy Like a Sunday Morning

A blog by an artist
Sharing what I do and see and hoping it inspires you!

Dec 4, 2016
Easy Like a Sunday Morning

It is Sunday morning. I am sitting at the Market, in Denver CO. My favorite spot…..maybe in the world. It always has a buzz to it. peoples voices, music, the whirling fans from the kitchen, trays and chairs clanging. Yet, it is warm and cozy, home away from home. I know I can nurse my chai, sketch, read or research on my computer all day long and I will not be asked to leave. It is where I can be alone in a crowd- a sensation - I have always found fascinating. Being alone in a crowd is alienating and inclusive, I am included and on the outside. I am an artist, I am an observer. 

As an observer I examine my  world, my culture, looking for how lines, color shape, perspective make up the buzz. It is not enough to absorb only visual references, I must also tune into 
emotions and feelings, relationships of people and objects.  As the observer I am looking for ways to visually represent the space I am in or I am looking for visual collateral to be used in an abstract, or unfinished piece of art.  I start as the observer - then I create - then you become the observer of what I create.
Easy as a Sunday morning.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Vlogging Everyday of August!!

Vlogging in August

SO I took a challenge to Vlog (Blog+Video) everyday in August. I started yesterday on Aug 1 and uploaded an introduction. 

Today I continue to entertain you with a quick tour of my Shop where I do my metal work. 

Please please please share your creative space if your an artist! You can do so in the comments below or on my Facebook 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sensational Cincinaturally

Title: Sensational Cincinaturally
©2015 Pattie Byron
Photo by R. Lindeman 

One of my favorite things to do is run through the woods in and around Cincinnati. On my runs my imagination also runs wild! My sculpture, Sensational Cincinnaturally pays tribute to nature and my imagination. 
I have created a whimsical repurposed and recycled sculpture, using scrap from River Metal Recycling in Newport, KY.
 This sculpture should take you on a journey all the way around it where you will discover creatures, flowers, and plants. 
Play a little Eye-Spy. Do you see two shovels? Four butterflies? A kitchen whisk? Oh my, a slithering snake!, What about about a float ball? (yes, like the ones in our toilet bowls!) Smile, discover and imagine your running through a fantastical forest with me. A little teapot captures recycled rain water and feeds a pot where you can plant a flower!  A fish pays homage to our Great Ohio River that boarders Cincinnati. 
As an artist I am on a mission to empower through creativity, Nature, my imagination and Art is empowering to me. I create Art for public & private spaces using a variety of metals. 
For this sculpture I used ONLY what I found at the scrap yard. I added some weld wire, a dab of epoxy and I powered coated the finished piece. I cut using a plasma touch, welded, & engraved. I added texture by grinding the metal & then heated and powder coated the sculpture to finish it off. 
I hope Sensational Cincinnaturally empowers you to appreciate the nature right here in Cincinnati. It is important we care for our earth and all it gives us. Nature Empowers! Go get your nature on!

Please see photos of my work and process on my website.
This artwork will be displayed at The Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration 2015 at Sawyer Point on April 18, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm Find more info HERE

                                                    SHARING FOR THE GENEROUS
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

I’m a Poet & I Know It!
I invited area poets to an open mic at my Open Studio last night - I was so inspired and blown away at their craft - the writing, the delivery & the emotions. I love the Arts because people in the Arts are authentic and open hearted.     

My studio space was on fire. It was a gathering of like-minds last night. The collaboration of Poetry & Fine Arts. It was such a familiar and home like atmosphere. I hope to keep it going on future Open Studios. You should come & check it out or participate or find an art opening, poetry reading or open mic in your area. Share your experience with me on Facebook .  

Please pass on  - The Arts Empower

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving

I’m working on great project! The DJJ ScrapShowdown!! 
Last weekend I went to River Metal Recycling Yard in Newport, KY to collect scrap - I now have two weeks to build - I will be sharing my process so check back soon. The completed sculptures will be auctioned off on April 18, 2015 at Sawyer Point Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration!

It was great to have my son, Brian Luman, from NY here to help me collect and document the day.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Lesson in Just Being

Initial pendent sold last night when
I just showed up
A Lesson in Just Being Last night I rushed into my studio for the Final Friday art walk a little frustrated. I was late, traffic was bad, and I didn’t get to run home & change like I wanted to.

I took a deep breath and repeated my mom’s favorite quote “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken” -John Buchan. I told myself, “I am here, that is all that needs to be.”

It ended up being a magical night with a great crowd, stimulating conversation, new connections and sales.

I met a women who was looking at my space as much as my art. I introduced myself and she began talking about how she would love to have the space & time to explore her creative side. 
I simply told her, “Why not? That is what all of us are doing here”. 
Just like my night, it doesn’t have to be complicated, or a big show or fancy clothes, just be, just show up.
I also connected with a life coach & we plan to work on some Empowerment Camps/Retreats together - I am so glad I showed up last night!
 I will be hosting some Open Studios on the Saturdays after Final Friday this year where people can just show up (pay $5.00) and create, share, express and be a part of a creative community. I will set out all kinds of art supplies add in some snacks & drinks and let people create - I will keep it cheap ($5.00) and keep it simple. If your interested in this idea send me an email and I will keep you on the list -

Sometimes we make the simple complicated. Don’t fret over the details….. just show up and be present and open to possibilities. I think my dressed down attire and attitude made me more open and because of that I had really great conversations about art, politics, politics & art, creative communities and I also made some terrific connections. I sold a piece of art, a piece of jewelry & was commissioned for 6 more jewelry pieces! 
Sometimes the motivation is not there. I encourage you to show up anyway…come as you are…. the rest will just happen

Please pass on my idea about Open Studios and have people email me - I need to know there is some interest before I do it!! My email is

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