Category Archives: Art

What We’ve Been Up To

It has been a busy winter here at Chez Ploss and Spring and Summer are shaping up to be busy as well. First, I am directing the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Westport Community … Continue reading

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More Skip “Art” Appears

I have been getting to work along-side my students in art classes this year. Both and that ability has allowed me to be creative in ways I had not thought possible. Thank you Mrs Brooks and Mrs Eyikan! Here are … Continue reading

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Holy Mackerel! In Wilton

I stopped by The Wilton Open Book Store last week to see how sales for my books were going. Open book has been very supportive of my efforts and I urge you to support them by stopping by there first … Continue reading

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The Drop

Hey there folks. Here is the color version of the sketch I showed some of my friends at school last week. I did so to illustrate two things; 1. that there are other things to draw besides cartoon animals and … Continue reading

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Hartford Yesterday

Yesterday’s Hartford visit was a fun mix of art and architecture. First there was the OneThing Expo at the beautiful Hartford Convention Center. OneThing is so named because the driving force behind it’s creation is that there is One Thing … Continue reading

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Hartford Current

Saturday I will be in Hartford and no I am not running the marathon. Instead I will be at the OneThing Expo in Hartford at The Hartford Convention Center doing abstracts with kids using scribble art. Come see me at … Continue reading

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Ambler Farm Auction

I love donating art to help raise money for things. Ambler Farm Days organizers asked for a picture from “Mr. Skip” for the auction on Ambler Farm Day and I was more than happy to oblige. Here’s what up for … Continue reading

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What a Day!

Tax day dawned bright and warm which was a good thing since the Ploss clan was headed for a day in the big city. We started with a lovely drive in and before you start complaining about the car vs … Continue reading

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Really Cool

So a friend sent this along through Facebook this morning. We all have seen usb flash or thumb drives. I have one I wear on my badge necklace every day but none look as cool as these. They are flash … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day

Well Tech Saturday for the Wilton Children’s Theater production of High School Musical has come and gone with no disasters and with my biggest fear, that I had somehow painted something on the wrong tower, alleviated.  I got to paint … Continue reading

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I think this is the one.

So as I have detailed in a previous post, I spent some time walking around the Landis Gores Pavilion a weekend or two ago. While there I saw these lawn chairs. I think they are really simple, elegant and very … Continue reading

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Noyes, Gores, Smallen and Lee.

So I spent most of this weekend really sick. The only downside to working in a building populated by little petri dishes on legs is that you seem to pick up your share of virulent diseases.On Saturday I had some … Continue reading

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T-Shirts to Crete

One of my outlets for creative spew is Cafe Press. Cafe Press is a create on demand service for everything from t-shirts to wall clocks. It’s free at a less functional level but only $7 a month for full functionality … Continue reading

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High School Musical and Me

I got some great and very exciting news this past week that I thought I should pass along. It seems that I will be directing (designing too) Disney’s High School Musical for Wilton Children’s theater this fall. More info is … Continue reading

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The End is Near

Well as we come to the end of my second full year at Driscoll school it is time to reflect. This marks my first graduating class of second graders that I have known since kindergarten. They are all wonderful in … Continue reading

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New Book Released

My latest book, Abstracts 2: more minimalist scribblings, has been released although the ofiicial premier/launch may happen at The Wilton Open Book Store as soon as we can work out when and other pesky details. For now it’s available at … Continue reading

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What’s in the works

Here is a list of some of the projects I am currently working on. A website. Three New Books; Abstracts 2, Cleveland Ohio Expresses Himself and Mostly True Animal Stories. I am hoping to have at least Abstracts 2 done … Continue reading

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