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Cards Galore!

In preparing for the Gig Harbor Scarecrow Festival, Oct. 1, I made so many hand painted cards. So, so many! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the event due to a back issue (isn’t aging fun?!!) So now I can pass the cards on to you! If you haven’t already done so, take a peak

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Pet Portraits

I have done my share of pet portraits over the years. This was my first attempt, our friend’s dog, Hope, was a border collie mix. We loved Hope and occasionally dog sat for her. Never in our lives has there been an easier dog to care for. The painting was done with acrylics and a

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Look What I Did!

Hi there! I’m happy to report that my painting, Christmas Gifts, was accepted into the Peninsula Art League’s Open Juried Show. It will be on display Sept through Oct 2022 at the Harbor History Museum on the waterfront here in Gig Harbor. I’m slowly starting to get involved in this group and I’m excited about

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Festival Recap

This past weekend I had the pleasure of being one of 120 artists at the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival. We had hundreds of visitors, made a bunch of new friends and even sold some art!! Hopefully, you got a chance to stop by, if not, I hope to be there again next Summer! In

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Art Festival Time!

Hello Friends! I have been hard at work preparing for the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival. The event takes place July 16 & 17, from 10a-6p and 10a-5p (respectively). I will be a first time vendor at this long standing annual festival. There will be over 120 vendors and lots of family friendly activities. For

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Studio Update!

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. So here’s your Indigo Street Studio update: After a busy week of having the grandkids over I’m back at the business of creating and teaching! I have been having fun painting some mini cards and plan to add them to the shop. These are cute

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Tulipalooza Returns!!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” Yes, I’m singing about SPRINGTIME (not Christmas – I love Christmas – see prior posts to confirm this!! 🙂 ) My tulips are blooming and they look amazing! The peonies are starting to bud, the anemones, columbine and ranunculus are flowering. Irises are sending up their blooms.

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Marching on…

Just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s happening in the studio this month. I just hosted a Specialty Workshop at AR Workshop Gig Harbor on March 12. It was well attended and we had a lovely time painting a set of 3 herbs in a botanical style. I’m hoping to teach there

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That word probably elicited a response in you. Was it, “oooh, so much to see!” or “ugh”? As a creative, it’s at least a part time job being present on instagram and let me tell ya, it’s not good for the psyche most days. Mostly, it’s a rollercoaster at best. “I need to post something

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Happy New Year! (hey – it’s still January!) This year I’ve made goals for 2022. I prefer that term over resolutions simply because it feels less threatening to me. I can work to “achieve goals”, but failing to keep my resolutions just seems depressing. Tom-ay-to/tom-ah-to, I know. Here are some of my Goals for 2022: 1. Learn portrait painting –

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