Category Archives: Studio Blog

Hope Sprouts

Resolution-makers are flocking to the local fitness centers with hopeful expressions, flushed cheeks, new workout clothes, and perhaps personal trainers for an extra dose of motivation…. Getting out of a rut- whether physical, personal, or artistic – is challenging.  Maybe you … Continue reading

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……what’s with all this hand-wringing?

…. you caught me….pondering my local arts scene … my place (or lack of it) within said art scene…how exhibiting has changed over the years, and, as a footnote, whether physical art galleries are still relevant as a venue for me. … Continue reading

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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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Art Touring…..

this past weekend was the Fort Collins Studio Tour For the third year, folks got a glimpse into life in my basement workspace.   (I’ve been at this for over 25 years, so I have quite a selection of oil paintings, … Continue reading

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stopping the art-biz hustle bustle-

I think it’s now far enough into the new year that we are safely past all the ranking, list-making, resolution promising… and in order to live with myself on a daily basis, that means making choices that feel ‘authentic’ or as Fred Rogers put … Continue reading

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revealing the mystery

The Fort Collins Studio Tour is approaching- June 27, 28 and 29, and this is the third year I’ll be opening my home to the public. One interesting change this year is the addition of an evening on the front end … Continue reading

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wait…. is this work really complete..?

Have you heard the oft-repeated phrase about the viewer being necessary to complete the work of art?   “…the viewer completes the conversation.”  “…the work doesn’t truly become complete until it is out in the world”.  At a workshop once, I found … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick

Working in the basement on a rainy day seems like good cause for ruminating, while I keep myself on task. Author Daniel Pink says he believes in the simple action of showing up- working brick by brick. .. how taking … Continue reading

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Curating a Studio Life

There are plenty of magazine articles constantly advising us on how to rid our lives of clutter- it feels good- it lightens our mind and soul to feel free of things no longer relevant or useful or needed. So, I’ve … Continue reading

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In praise of craftsmanship

On a recent trip to Philadelphia (almost the home of my childhood- which was nearby in Oreland and Glenside), I got to play art tourist. What a lovely city for walking around, and making beautiful discoveries everywhere. Historical districts, architecture, … Continue reading

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