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Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits

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Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group

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Still Life with Lime

It became winter. Just like that, all things pumpkin started appearing, my little town looked like an east village of foliage delight, Halloween came and went, said foliage dropped off the branches, a storm front moved in and boom, daylight savings and…

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Still Life with Lime

It became winter. Just like that, all things pumpkin started appearing, my little town looked like an east village of foliage delight, Halloween came and went, said foliage dropped off the branches, a storm front moved in and boom, daylight savings and…

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Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

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Dana Feagin Art News – October 2106

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Better Together: Four Playwrights Share Their New Plays with Ashland

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Hacienda Rosa

Hello blog. Oh dear, I am truly terribly inconsistent bloggess…bloggeur? Just checked the date of the last post and the shame! And what to do about it? Update, I suppose. In no particular order, I have been busy and not busy. Being a full-time artist often is a game of Hurry Wait. Hurry to finish a show, wait until sales or orders come through. Hurry to get samples together for customers…wait until they make a decision. Hurry to organize a new catalogue….wait until it is done. And on it goes.

The even more honest answer why there is such a long gap between posts is that work, art, painting, small business life is hard. Hard when it is slow. Hard to hustle when you feel like you’re giving it your all and your all is…not all enough. Really hard to stay upbeat and motivated. There are peaks and valleys with the creative life, I’m the first to write about it, preach about it, celebrate it and commiserate with fellow artists going through it. But when you’re in it? When I’m in it? Ugh. Poo. Yuck. Blah.

And yet I continue. I am painting. I am reaching out to customers. I am keeping the faith. I just returned from a wonderful visit to Mexico, a long planned Christmas/Birthday gift from my mum and step-dad and that was a colorful palette shot in my arm. Every corner, every turn was a new inspiration. A hacienda, topiaries, hand painted frescos of Mary, lanterns, cobblestone streets, hand lettering, tropical greenery, and the color! Oh, the magnificent palette that was Mexico.

Hacienda Rosa, the pink house. Time to get out my rose colored glasses and put them back on. xoxo

“Hacienda Rosa” 8×12″ available for purchase on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/483504175/hacienda-rosa?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to Open Studio for Ashland OST

Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to open studio for Ashland OST : Please join artist Joan Franklin and photographer David Lorenz Winston during the Ashland Open Studio Tour Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 11am– 5pm for an open studio tour at 615 Talent Ave, #9, Ashland, Oregon 541-535-1206. There are 22 studios participating in this year's Ashland Open Studio Tour. To access the map of studios and information about the tour artists, visit www.ashlandost.com

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