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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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Instagram

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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GOALS

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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Possibilites

2022. It’s just a flip of the calendar page, but it is oh so much more than that. Goals. Paintings. Classes. Students. Collaborations. Products. Possibilities. On Jan. 1 I started working on my goals for 2022. I very much would like to be accepted into a juried show this year. I’ve entered one so far

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A Christmas Birthday?

Ever wonder what it is like to have your birthday on Christmas Day? Well, I can tell you a bit about that! Can you guess why??! I was born December 25, 1963. I am the youngest of 5 children and I am told that the contractions started Christmas Eve. My parents put the kids to

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a happy holiday season! I know that it’s a busy time of year, but I’m hoping that you get a chance to sit and look at the beauty all around you. Maybe it’s your Christmas tree or your Menorah, your grandchild’s sweet face or your dog’s eager eyes, the cookies you

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