Category Archives: About the Artist

Everybody into the pool! (the art of not being all-consumingly productive all the time)

I was reminded there is such a thing as the “academic calendar” upon spotting the occasional U-haul trucks loaded with belongings making an appearance in downtown streets. I used to live by it, whether in tune with my daughter’s school … Continue reading

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Swimming from here to where?

During the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa, I heard many speakers refer to “success”, and it made me start to question what they actually meant by that term.  Money? Power? Being on a national stage?  Here are two other … Continue reading

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the end of this beginning…

Many artists around the country have had the distinct opportunity to participate in a Creative Capital Professional Development Weekend.  And this last weekend was my chance. (big shout-out to Beet Street for bringing in a second annual one) The presenters, … Continue reading

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What doesn’t totally confuse you makes you stronger…

as in… making your brain learn new things is a good thing.  My most recent venture is to finally learn how to put together a presentation in the post 35mm slide era.  This does truly make me a relic from … Continue reading

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Indulge me in some plans /promises to keep…

1. more drawings but about generally tangled environments (perhaps not specifically vines?) 2. keep researching and contacting new potential gallery prospects… thought I was done with this avenue, but I might want to reconsider if the fit is right, and … Continue reading

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I did it my way.

During the recent week winding down after holiday festivities we got it together to drive up to Wyoming for a little xc skiing. I don’t think I even made it up last year – maybe my knee was still a … Continue reading

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300 square feet of space…

= how big my 91 yr. old mom’s new life is- a cozy studio apartment in an assisted living building. Just spent the last four days moving her in, unpacking, sorting, hanging pictures, making it wheelchair accessible and making sure … Continue reading

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the art of putting together an art show

I’ve hung other shows before, even did a majority of the work hanging this one….. but it is daunting to have a specific space, and way more work than optimal to fill it. Such is the nature of fundraising/silent auction-type … Continue reading

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I am not a “daily painter”, I just try and paint daily

you know… those artists who whip out a painting every day.   Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some great paintings done rather quickly, and have even done a series of smaller pieces, perhaps at least one a day?   But … Continue reading

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try this at home…

in my odd moments, I think of odd things to throw in the compost bin. After a visit to Larkburger to use one of our Groupons, I brought home the cup made from corn, by a Boulder, CO company. It … Continue reading

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