Author: zethpugh

Special Effects Makeup Progression

It started when I got a Ben Nye Bruise Wheel. My roommate allowed me to practice on him. This led to tackling zombie makeup on myself. Then, on my roommate. Next I tackled bite marks. My second attempt allowed me to add more detail to veins and such. Finally, it was time to use my […]

Art Exhibition in Sarasota

I was pleased to find that my phoenix and peacock piece was displayed near the front of a Sarasota art exhibition. It was visible from the front windows and really drew the eye. I had two pieces in that show. Neither placed, sadly.

Gouache Class Project

I frequently take classes to enrich my life. Mike Grecian was a representative of Holbein paints. In one of his color theory classes, we were given an image to recreate with gouache. (That’s like watercolor but more opaque.) I finished one set of oranges in class and completed a second set on my own. The […]

Digital Artwork: Pet Portraits

In 2018 I challenged myself to paint a dog. I had never done an animal portrait before. This ended up creating a new hobby and a small side gig. What could be better than doggos, art, and money? Process: The first, and most important, step in a successful pet portrait is choosing a good set […]

Photography and Digital Manipulation

In 2014 I took a series of photographs around iconic Sarasota, Florida locations and edited them into “little worlds” in Photoshop. It should be noted that this was the long way to do it. Now apps allow you to make a 360 degree photo with a click! Pictured above is the courtyard of the Ringing […]

Client Lead Generation Tool: Free Headache Guide

After years of specializing in helping people who suffered from headaches, I put together a printable pdf guide. The business purpose of the guide was to generate leads through my website. It was successful and helped establish me as a headache expert. The social responsibility purpose of the guide was to offer free accessible information […]

Event Coordination: Guest Speaker Workshop

One of the ways I grew my massage therapy practice was by promoting valuable resources to my clients and collaborating with other professionals. Shana Rosenthal is a local expert in helping people overcome their inner obstacles. This type of event required networking and building rapport with an allied healthcare professional. We negotiated on date and […]

Digital Art: Hummingbird Series

My mother-in-law, Sharon Pugh, is a nature photographer who lives on the other side of the USA from us. Her stunning shots of hummingbirds and other wildlife inspire me. She is kind enough to give me permission to use her photos as references for my art. This is my favorite piece so far.

Adjust Your Life + Medical Massage

I love collaboration. In 2013 When I found a new space to rent from a chiropractor in Lakewood Ranch, I was excited! We both belonged to the same networking group (SWAT: Successful Women Aligning Together) and had lunched together many times. Press releases and networking garnered the attention of the local paper. Additionally, we held […]