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art process collage drawing painting sketchbook video

In keeping with my last blog post, where I talked about a sketchbook that challenged me, here is a sketchbook that was even more challenging. This book took me years to fill. Not weeks, not months, years. Basically I purchased a sketchbook that I thought I would like and it turned out I hated carting it around. It is a woping 12 x 9 inch heavy weight paper sketchbook. Not one to "waste" supplies I kept at it and finally filled the entire book! Honestly, like so much in life working on something until it feels complete—instead of abandoned—feels so...

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frivolous and fun

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Did you ever want to know how and why gel pens were invented? If so this video today is for you. Enjoy! Below the video I share a painting I made in 2021 that I never shared before now—yes, I used gel pens to create the piece. Or use this link in your browser: https://youtu.be/NmR6c10KNtc No, I am not getting any kickbacks or funds from sharing this gel pen video. It's just fun facts! And also, I use a ton of Uni-ball pens in Black and White ink in my work (a type of pen featured towards the end of...

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what happens to unsold work

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Unsold work of dead artists lands in the hands and homes of the living. When an artist is "famous" unsold work may go to auction and then the profits are shared with families or other entities. One artist I know of, Clyfford Still, set up a will during his life in order for his art to be put on display in a museum that was willing to house his entire collection of works. You can read about this here. To ask oneself "what happens to unsold work" is such an excellent question. I recently moved, and found myself really asking...

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paticipatory pricing

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New in 2022! From now on my paintings will be based on participatory pricing. What this means is that the customer will set the value of the work. You pay what the work is worth to you. At checkout there will continue to be shipping and handling fees and a minimum base price to cover materials costs. Beyond that, you will choose whatever you would like to pay. The joy for me is in knowing that you are enjoying the work you fell in love with and that inspires beauty and joy in your space. Thank you for your patronage.

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faces

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I recently read (part of) an in depth study that confirms that when we see faces in things—like tree bark patterns, peanut butter bread with a banana smile and raisin eyes, googly eyes glued to a rock, and so on... the default face is nearly always seen as: male. Arggghhh, really? How can this be? There are 50% women living on planet earth! OK, so it is what it is! Then I thought, well, I can share some of the images of my Shhh, Say Nothing: an honest look at silenced voices series! You tell me, do you see male...

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