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Finding Your Artistic Voice by Katie Harmon

This month’s blog post is brought to you by my artist friend, Katie Harmon. Katie creates amazing ink and watercolor art from her studio in Olympia, Washington. Her work can be found at several Olympia area locations, including Splash Gallery and Gallery Boom. ENJOY: Finding Your Artistic Voice By: Katie Harmon, Ink & Watercolor

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The Guarantee of 2023

Well, here it is, my second annual new year’s post on this lovely website. I know you’ve all been waiting for it. Yep, me too! Writing’s not my thing, you see, so when a new month rolls around, I take a deep breath, procrastinate for a day or two ( or a week or 2),

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Van Gogh in America

This is not a watercolor related post but I wanted to tell you about the exhibit that I saw during my recent visit to Michigan. The Detroit Institute of Art currently has Van Gogh in America and let me tell you, it was awesome! From their website: See Van Gogh in Detroit with the exhibition Van

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Commission Complete

I recently finished a commission of a sweet little pup! It will be traveling with me to Michigan for delivery next weekend. So happy to bring joy to pet owners by recreating their fur babies in watercolor!

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Watercolor, Acrylics and Teaching, Oh My!

I just wrapped up a local 6 week class of Beginning Watercolor. We had a group of 21 students. There were true beginners and many who wanted to refresh their skills. All in all, it was a great group of people and we had a lovely time learning and painting together. I will be teaching

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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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