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Shows, not Showers.

Shows, not Showers.

It has been a tremendously busy month for me. Both in the studio and with shows - I am not one of those artists that does a show every weekend, or every other weekend all summer long. So having two shows in one month, plus one more coming up in a couple weeks...

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I like it, BUT…

I like it, BUT…

I like it, but… the colors are not quite right. Can you make one with (insert colors here that match my decor better) and maybe a little smaller (or bigger, or longer, or wider, or narrower)? The piece they really, really liked was Winter Blue, and could a I make a...

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Studio News – Spring Fever!

Studio News – Spring Fever!

Longer Days = more time in the studio! It has been a long, cold winter, but it has still been pretty busy in the studio: Hung an exhibit in the Atrium Gallery at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. This show will be up through April 4th. Remember the secret...

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From the Pond

From the Pond

By the beginning of February, whether life remained in the pond was in doubt... Dr. Seuss seemed to have move in to build a new village. The icicles, or more accurately stalagmites, growing up from the pond have an truly awesome whimsical look. But by the middle of...

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Forest Edge

Forest Edge

This sketch of a forest edge, with a glimpse of a river through the trees, inspired a transom window. The arched top triptych was installed above the front entry door. Even though the sketch is pretty small, the panel ends are quite narrow - the ends of the arch are...

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Thinking Spring

Thinking Spring

Anyone that knows me, knows that pink is generally not my color, but this flowering crabapple tree is special. At first it was simply a response to the view out my client’s front door, and since I had to guess about the color because it wasn't blooming, I went with...

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Paper versus Technology

Paper versus Technology

I mentioned before that I signed up for a Bootcamp for artists. I must confess that after the first 6 weeks, I have already fallen behind. I could make up a lot of excuses, but the truth is that making some of the suggested changes scares me. Just deciding what is...

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5 Art Blogs to follow

5 Art Blogs to follow

As part of my continuing education, I follow (and actually read the posts!) a few art blogs. Some of them are more business oriented; some of them cover the gamut from tutorials to reviews, but all of them relate to growing your art business. These are my favorites...

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Bootcamp (for artists)

Bootcamp (for artists)

When I was working on my list of accomplishments for 2014, I also made the decision to invest in growing my business this year. Specifically in setting up and IMPLEMENTING systems to market my work and better get it out into the world. So I signed up for Alyson B....

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Which way is UP?

Which way is UP?

A good design looks good the way it is intended, but also works upside down, sideways, and sometimes backwards. Balance is what makes it work, visual balance and structure. So when Iwork on a piece, I move around and look at it from different directions. I am always...

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