Artwork

Haven’t had time to write a post lately…Old School has been busy, busy, busy. We had a great show at the Colorado Black Arts Festival last month and I am the featured artist of the month at the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center in Westminster, CO this month.

The show is entitled “Whispering a Scream” and features paintings of the Americans Rockwell forgot. My artist’s reception is August 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Rodeo Market – 3619 W. 73rd Avenue Westminster, CO. The public is invited.

I will also start acrylic painting classes once again in September, so check back for dates, times and places.

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Another Successful COBAF

Old School Lane had a booth at the Colorado Black Arts Festival for the 2nd year in a row.

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New this year was my plen aire painting demonstrations. Which created a buzz about849

acrylic painting lessons which will start again in the fall and

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Paint N Sip parties at your location. Call 720-951-0037 to schedule today. Visit my store and like me on Facebook for the latest Old School updates.

Next stop — Westy Fest August 12.

All we need is love…

Original will be on sale at the Colorado Black Arts Festival July 7-9 in Denver City Park. Prints available on saundra-johnson.pixels.com.

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Dancing Americans

Back in the day we thought Archie Bunker was funny. His racist ideas were so out of touch that they were laughable.

Sadly, I think we have gone back to acceptance of divisiveness in America.

This art piece got so much negative feedback at a recent art show that I was shocked. I even had one guy DEMAND an explanation from me about it. The explanation is simple – Americans come in all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and religions and I for one think it is a GREAT thing when we can all come together and smile, dance and enjoy one another’s company.

E. Pluribus Unim – from many, one — a founding idea of our great land and one I firmly stand behind without apology.

Better than a Lemonade Stand

17S001 Flint Dakota PrayerDakota Flint Prayer prints available at my art website. Follow me on Facebook.

Jerry Lewis had a Muscular Distrophy telethon every summer and encouraged kids to have a summer carnival in order to raise money for the cause.

Every year right after school ended, the neighborhood kids got together to plan the annual carnival. The planning included lots of arguments and sometimes divided the neighborhood into two factions ending in two separate carnivals, but sometime in August, we would pull it off. Continue reading

Next Time Kid’s Meal

Killer Meal

Killer Meal

I stopped at a fast food restaurant the other day and ordered one of those low-priced combo meals for $5.

Back in the day, a $5 meal would hold you over until you could get home for a real dinner. We are no longer back in the day.

The menu was innocent enough, a cheeseburger, small fries and a small drink, just enough to hold me over for dinner in a few hours. All for about $5.

When my order was ready, the teenager handed me a bag large enough to hold a week’s worth of groceries. Continue reading