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Oil v. Acrylic Part II

Hello from Atlanta, GA! I’m in the swing of trade show season but wanted to follow up on my painting experiment. First and most satisfying result: I finished the 30 paintings! No small feat when life happens, days turn into a few days into a weekend into…oh shoot, it’s Christmas! But I stuck with it, […]

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Oil v. Acrylic

Somewhere between now and March 3rd (which is when Madame Blog here tells me I last posted) I have been slowly, quietly, nervously experimenting with a new medium: oil paints. I decided to conduct a 30 day challenge for myself: 30 paintings in 30ish days. I didn’t quite make it, I think I got to […]

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Pretty in Pink

This post if proof that role of artist-business-blogger-marketer-shipper-packer-traveler-sales is one role too many. If I had remembered and was organized enough, I would have posted this BEFORE the Pretty in Pink Art Reception…not a day and a half AFTER. Ooops. (Event on Friday night was lovely, it was pink, there was cake, wine, lots of […]

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Sailing into the New Year

Wait! It’s January and business as usual already! That peaceful dreamy holiday respite is long gone and it is work mode. (Ok, I have amnesia, holidays are rarely peaceful and dreamy.) Show season has officially started and I’m Atlanta bound to exhibit Carpe Diem Papers at Atlanta AmericasMart. This is the time of year I’m […]

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Happy New Year! xo

Hello, 2019! xo I really love the first day of the new year. So brand new, fresh as clean sheets on a newly made bed. Usually I take time to write goals, lists, reflect on the good, the bad, the ugly, how to improve, how to audit and adjust the course of life or business […]

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Asking for Help: Part 1 Our Pack

Hey, guess what took me 40+ years to learn? It’s ok to ask for help. Help comes in all varieties, the serious kind, life transitions, relationships, family, career and health. Those are the biggins and somehow it seems easier or more acceptable to reach out during those times. For me, it’s the not so dire […]

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Bateau Parisien

It is October and I’m painting Christmas. It is Oregon and I am painting France. To be more specific, it is Ashland and I am painting Paris. I’m here and there, living in a quaint small town, dreaming of the beauty and bustle of the city of lights but honestly, very grateful to be right […]

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The Classics

I’ve recently talked about, written about and definitely jabbered on about my recent creative slump/fatigue/blank wall now what feeling I’ve had about painting. Good news, it’s gone! Bad news, it will be back. I had an artist friend in the similar situation ask me what I do when I feel like this and because I […]

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New Cards & Hello from Atlanta

Hello from Atlanta, GA!! Trade show season is in full swing! It’s that time of year for a new greeting card launch (yay!!!), lots of travel, hotel rooms,  airports, booths, seeing customers in person and meeting new ones. I’m extra excited this show because I have a dozen new cards to show, have them in […]

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San Francisco/Bay Area Trade show

Hi friends! Indie Market Bay Area starts today! San Francisco and Bay area retail buyers, come on over to Point Richmond for a beautifully curated trade show. Sunday-Tuesday, 10-6pm at the Craneway Pavillion. Gorgeous building, view of the bay and a unique and lovely assortment of wholesalers there. Carpe Diem Papers is there with elizabethW […]

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