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Flooded Lot

A parking lot under water in Santa Ana, California

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Autumn Hues

Autumn Hues was taken with a Sony mirrorless camera recently converted to infrared. I look forward to exploring this alternate way of seeing light.

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Taffy #1

Standing Taffy This cairn of taffy squeezes into shapes that Hammersley, Stella, or Matisse might have liked, loopy curves of subtle tones, color contained, simple as a tune or cream uncoiling into a cup. Stacked, unstable acrobats lean, and come near to teetering onto stone. There’s a timid cheer in their defeated smiles that spiral […]

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Poets & Painters (& Pie!)

Family! Friends! Friends that are like family! Anna Elkins and I are offering a fun, no experience needed writing and painting workshop at the charming Pennington Farms in the Applegate. The environment is inspiring, the pie is delicious and the writin…

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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops Sunday, October 22 &  Sunday, November 12 2 – 5 pm Jacksonville   Cost: $20/workshop Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment.  All writers, experience levels and genres … Continue reading

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Minot purchase award

I was pleased to learn that Minot State University purchased Chevron Bowl, which was included in Americas: All Media 2017. As a part of the school’s permanent collection it can be exhibited and also used as a teaching tool. It has always seemed that the school puts a special emphasis on printmaking exhibitions, so it […]

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These are things in my kitchen cupboard. Seriously. I know there should be things like alphabetized spices and cereal boxes and folded linens and all kinds of sundry kitchen things like pasta in tube shaped tupperware but somehow several of my cupboard…

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UPDATED! 10 Reasons to Support the Arts

By Randy Cohen

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Deliberate Practice Applied To Drawing Better

Purpose. This article is about practicing smarter using strategic, or deliberate practice, as it applies to the skill of realistic drawing. I will introduce the idea of deliberate (or strategic) practice then share my views on two articles on how to draw and sketch better.  The articles are from the website “Jen Reviews”. Clarifying Terms. […]

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Self Portrait

Through a window in Medford, Oregon

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