DustyBlue's Journal


Legends of the Hollows
September 2018

Local legends, myths, folklore and the supernatural surrounding the Hocking Hills:

The Legend of Old Man’s Cave: Old Man’s Cave is a beautiful gorge of Black Hand Sandstone that was formed over thousands of years of geologic erosion, mainly due to the last glacier in Ohio from 14000 to 17000 years ago stopping just before reaching the Hocking Hills...

Unleashing Creativity
July 22, 2018

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw

This Journal give some sense of the artistic development process as one evolves an awareness of creativity...

The Patriotic Hills

Taking a leisurely cruise through the back country roads of the Hocking Hills I came upon these three fine steeds grazing. This expression of what America was founded upon really impacted my thoughts...

Southwest Gallery Additions July 2018

A long but engaging journey through the back country of Zion National Park. We hiked through streams and a forest valley with little clues of civilization. Finally reaching the end of this box canyon we were rewarded greatly by this double arched sandstone evolution...

The Hills in Bloom June 2018

Val and I spent a morning in the Old Mans Cave gorge a week ago. Arriving early, there were few others about, and we leisurely hiked in an off and on misty rain, taking our time to adjust our visions to our elegant surroundings...

Emotional Qualities
May 1st, 2018

As we developed a knowledge of our inner worlds of mind, consciousness, perceptions, feeling, instincts, and expressions the thought occurred: "What would the inner brain/mind appear like when experiencing various emotional states?" How would a microscopic view of the neurons firing and the wash of chemical reactions appear? What creativity and inspiration is required to develop images digitally that often gave rise to these same emotions and bring about compositions from these, depicting our perceptual world of emotions and feelings? After several years of contemplation and efforts,we have developed our constructs of these in this portfolio...