Saturday, November 17, 2012

I Am Now Redirecting You to My Art Blog

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The End of a Certain Period of Time

I've been blogging sporadically for almost five years, beginning with little doodles done on my PDA and ending with carved paint artworks. As I've hidden behind the alias Doodle Been, I've also developed as an artist.

It's now time to focus on my fine art and come out as myself, Jill Kolva.

I've created a fine art website,, and want to direct you to that site.

What I'm trying to say is that I doubt I'll update this blog much in future. At some point, I'll make a redirect to, where I am posting photos of new work and upcoming events and exhibitions. In the meantime, change your bookmarks to my new site.

Thanks to all my fans!


Monday, July 05, 2010

Works for Sale at Gateway Galleries Summer Salon!

The Gateway Summer Salon offers you the opportunity to buy art right off the wall and take it home with you. The Salon is at 60-62 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. Go here for more information about the Salon and to for the schedule of my upcoming shows and sales.

Go here for a peek at one of my works, Cave Art, in the Salon. Here's the other, Ordered Chaos:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's Going to be a Busy Summer!

I've been accepted into two juried and one open show this summer, so mark your calendars!

Wednesday, July 21st, 10 am - 3:00 pm: Artists Beyond Challenges Show at South Station, Boston, MA.

August 12 - August 26: Art and Ability Show, Martin Lawrence Galleries. The gallery is inside Saks Fifth Avenue in The Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX.

Saturday, September 11th, 10 am - 5:30 pm: Art in the Park, City Square Park, Chelsea St and Rutherford Ave, Charlestown, MA. Rain date is Sunday, September 12th.

Also, go to for another view of the schedule and updates.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Painted the Charles River!

Last Saturday was the 2nd Annual Waltham, MA Riverfest and I participated in an Arts Event and Auction called "Paint the River". Here's the artwork I created on the banks of the Charles River just below the Moody Street Bridge.

It was a challenging day because it rained for about half of the 6-hour long event, but I am pleased with the result. And my work sold at auction that evening for a very satisfactory amount!

Telling details:

"Paint the River - 2010"
12" x 16"
acrylic and latex paint on canvas

Friday, June 04, 2010

I'll Be Painting the River on June 12th!

The second annual Waltham, MA Riverfest is on June 11th & 12th and includes a fun event called "Paint the River" on Saturday the 12th. Artists will spend the day creating artworks along the Charles River and then the brand spanking new works will be auctioned off in the evening.

Look for me along the Riverwalk downstream of the Moody Street Dam. Go here for more information about the Fest!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Works with a New Technique

Spring Flood

A Note from the Heavens

Ordered Chaos


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Two Views of "Clouds"

It changes as you move, although that effect is almost impossible to photograph!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My New Paintbox

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pond Series

Some recent non-digital works watercolor and pen on paper.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Detail from New Painting

About 3 square inches worth. Psychedelicious!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mark Your Calendars! Art Opening on Dec 8th in Brookline, MA!

I am excited to announce that I will be in a group show called "Visual Feast"! It is at the Webster House Gallery, 20 Webster Place, Brookline, MA 02445. (617-739-5461 for information)

The opening reception is Wednesday, December 8th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm and the show runs from December 8th, 2009 - February 8th, 2010.

The works on display include my "Embryo" and "Storm" (above). Come out and check out the work of this exciting new group of artists!

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Unknowns. As in more unknowns than knowns. That makes an equation harder to solve, yet perhaps more interesting!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

In Process... and Done! [updated]

I've gone back to drawing on paper since it is more calming somehow. I understand that effect is due to the stronger tactile sensations. It is true that there is something quite sensuous about fine cotton rag drawing paper!

Here is a rare shot of a work in process: I need to finish filling in the background, but the overall composition is starting to come to life.

...[much later] and here it is in finished form. Sorry for the glare; I only have my cell phone camera right now.

And here is a detail of the 'sky':

Friday, September 11, 2009

Light III

Coming out of the dark into some chaos, of course. Yet the important part is there is now light.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Not as monolithic as it seems!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Healthcare Reform Debate

It's a tough slog to recover. And I know that I am one of the lucky ones: I have disability insurance, I have a good health plan which has covered the cost of almost everything, and I have access to excellent health care providers. But what if those things weren't true?

They're not true for tens of millions of our fellow citizens here in the United States, and that makes our country weaker.

Sick people can't participate in work, family, or service. Bankrupt people can't pay taxes to support their communities. People who don't have easy access to providers spend all their time and energy getting care and can't be creative and productive.

So, next time some nut tells you that health care is a privilege and not a right, ask them why they want our great nation to be weak!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

To Jeanne, Mrs. Perception!

Good to talk to you. Things are slowly getting sorted out.

To Andre Who is Always Right

Gawdamintalltohellandback! Things are becoming less murky, so thank you.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Getting Unstuck Despite this Sore Throat