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Painting big bold flowers

Bold flower paintings are all around us these days, so I decided to jump on the fun wagon. It all started with my niece wanting a large painting above her bed. We searched all of the stores in her area and could find nothing that she could afford. The search wasn't wasted on me since… Continue reading Painting big bold flowers

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Abstract Paintings of an Early Snow

Our snow has come late this year. I'm calling it an early snow, in spite of its lateness,  because it's our first and an unusual amount of fall color remains on the leaves. It has stayed warm for so much of this winter that, even after the snow has melted, there is still a fair… Continue reading Abstract Paintings of an Early Snow

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Entryway Featuring Artwork by Claudia McGill

Fabulous artist, Claudia McGill gives away paintings! That's right, they are free. All that she asks is that you pay the shipping fees. Claudia is probably the most prolific artist that I know. She does one small painting a day to challenge herself and then she gives them away. That is so COOL! I wanted… Continue reading Entryway Featuring Artwork by Claudia McGill

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Focus on Finery with Robert Shields

In my previous post,  In the Art Studio with Robert Shields, we got to tour Robert’s art studio. Now I want to show you his bead collection and a few pieces of his jewelry. Robert is a “maker”. He loves to draw and design art elements, so he has his hands in all forms of… Continue reading Focus on Finery with Robert Shields

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In the Art Studio with Robert Shields

Robert Shields is a mime, turned actor, turned artist. Well, that is not exactly right. Robert first became well known all over the world  as THE  San Francisco Street Mime in the 60′s and 70′s. Then he joined up with dancer Lorene Yarnell. Together they created and starred in their own TV variety show: Shields… Continue reading In the Art Studio with Robert Shields

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My Simple Christmas Decor

This year was a simple decor. I usually go way overboard on my decorating because of guests and parties. This year has been a busy one, so  I kept the holidays to minimal decorating. It was still fun though, so I wanted to share a little. The inspiration was from Target and some of the… Continue reading My Simple Christmas Decor