The Great Challenge for Mars Grate

Before I begin this Blog about the creation of my Mars Grate, I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. I now need help to complete some of my artworks.  And that is because I am the SURVIVOR OF A HEMORRHAGIC STROKE. It happened on that fateful evening of October 31, 2017. What a MEAN TRICK for Read More …

FEAR AND RESPECT IN A TRAFFIC STOP

(Doing What’s Right is not BLACK or WHITE) The following true story is about a fellow educator and friend, Ben Watford, who had a “Good Samaritan Encounter” with a Long Island (New York) Policeman.  We need more positive interracial news.    Please share yours in the comments.                    Read More …

“Dad’s Letter of Encouragement in Art” for Bobbi Betschen Mastrangelo

Dad’s Letter refers to John Bernard Myers: “Tracking the Marvelous” A Life in the New York Art World Today Feb.1, 2013, I celebrate my Father, Herman Louis Betschen, who was born 101 years ago. Dad passed through The Celestial Gates on May 27, 1992, but his legacy and his influence live on. I found his Read More …

Granddaughter Sophia’s Art Work

One of the greatest joys in the world is being a grandparent. Besides sharing art with our four grandkids, I encourage them to learn greetings and the cultures of many other countries. Max and Sophia each have “Passport to the World” (Your A – Z Guided Language Tour) by Craig Froman.  ‘Passport’ features  a bit Read More …

Friendship and Art Appreciation

 Friends appreciating art and artists appreciating their friends’ support. Many artists like myself work alone and often my art is shipped to exhibits which I can not attend. Recently my friend Sandy Wicker sent me a photo of herself standing next to my miniature “Reuse” sculpture at The Mills Pond House in St. James, NY. Read More …

What Makes Us Smile? (Kids’ Drawings and the Kids Themselves)

  Our grandson Drew made this pencil drawing during our visit in the 2011 Christmas Vacation. Don’t you just adore kid’s drawings!  They make me smile.  And if you knew Drew you would continue to smile.  So dear viewers, let’s start the New Year in the Happiness Mode. Here are links to previous drawings by Read More …

Nine Eleven Memorial Tribute in 2011

ARTISTS’ CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 9/11/2011 TRIBUTE Curated by Bobbi Mastrangelo & Posted by Cheryl Wilson The Attack The Ruins Rescues and Searches   Waiting, Hoping Angels Memorials Poems, Music, Artifacts   Operation Iraqi Freedom Ground Zero Memorial 2011 Photos. THE ATTACK “Soaring Spirits at Ground Zero” Oil on Canvas 5′ x 6′  2002 June Long -Schuman Read More …

Contribute Your Art Images or Inspirational Words for a Nine Eleven Tribute

This September 11, 2011 will be the tenth anniversary of the horrendous Terror Attack.  It is time for us  to remember those who lost their lives or were injured on September 11,2001.  It is time to appreciate our patriots who perished in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let us reflect on how we can work together to promote global Read More …

Post Card Blessings

Irish Blessing Post Cards can be sent as little gifts of caring.  Just add your own prayers and get well thoughts or copy the Irish Blessing onto it. Signed post cards of my sculpture relief can be purchased from  http://www.thepostcard.com/walt/grates.htm     MASTRANGELO GRATES Postcards Waltspaper Irish Blessing Post Card The two previous blogs tell all about Read More …

Happy New Year 2011!

Nine-year-old girl’s delightful drawing of happy little creatures celebrating The New Year. Read More …