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Wanderlust Drawing by A.D. Cook WIP - 01/08/23
A.D. Cook

Unplugged

Like many of you, I spend a lot of time surrounded by technology. As I type away at this post, there is a desktop computer to my left, a laptop computer plugged into a giant monitor before me, an iPad on my desk, and an iPhone at arm’s reach.

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LUSTER Realism Exhibition - Indian Summer 2023 Update
A.D. Cook

Luster Update 2023

I am so pleased to report that LUSTER has been booked by the very hip San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, not far from the oil fields of west-central Texas, from October 5 – December 31, 2023, giving Texas the prize for the state with the most bookings.

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Model Society Model Citizen 2023
A.D. Cook

Model Citizen 2023

Thank You, Model Society I am honored to start the New Year as a featured artist in the Models Citizens 2023 gallery. their first curated gallery for the year.

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Happy New Year from A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

Happy New Year 2023!

With 2022 behind us, I am ready for a new year of inspiration and creativity. Looking back, this past year was productive and reflective of my creative growth as an artist, designer, and writer.

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Merry Christmas 2022
A.D. Cook

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays — Wishing you and yours all the best for the 2022 holiday season.

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MetalFusion original artworks by A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

MetalFusion Flashback!

My MetalFusion™ artworks were a blast to create! Each was an original mixed media blend of my blended photography, metalwork, and art. My MetalFusion™ originals began as a photo I had taken of one of my art models or a motorcycle from a rally experience.

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Happy Launch Day 2022 - ADCook.com live since 1996
A.D. Cook

26 Years Ago Today

Officially launched on October 23rd, 1996, the ADCook.com website has always been about art & design and the celebration of creativity! Since its beginning, the website has grown to over 140 artworks, 500 posts & articles, 66 pages, and over 2,500 images (yikes!).

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Bonsai Tree in Contemporary Home
A.D. Cook

Pruning The Bonsai

Sometimes, when chatting with my fellow web designers about developing and growing a website, I reference the process to a bonsai tree. Before I get too far into my story, I must confess that I have never owned a bonsai tree, but I’ve built plenty of websites.

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Resource Links for Artists and Designers
A.D. Cook

Resources For All

We’re not magicians, but what artists and designers create is magic, but there are no secrets to accessing knowledge and growing our creative bag of tricks.

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Search Engine Optimization
A.D. Cook

Search Me

With the new Advanced Search feature, it’s easier than ever to search the ADCook.com website.

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Pinterest Community Standards Violation 09/06/22
A.D. Cook

Dist By Pinterest

“When it comes to a great idea, you know it when you see it.”
That is Pinterest’s tagline. But, of course, I would not have even known that unless I visited Pinterest as I did this morning when they declared that violation of our Community Guidelines on adult content. Bots,

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