On Donating Work

A few months ago I was involved with a project that left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. It wasn’t the project itself, or the committee I was on, they were both fabulous. It was the reaction

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Out of the mouths of babes

The last few days have been spent in as non-vertically bedridden a state as we could manage. My daughter is feeling better now so, communal hermitage disbanded, I am sitting at my desk. Mostly staring at the screen. I have

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Messy love

During the course of my daughter’s art lessons I have had the opportunity to paint again. Though only for an hour, it was nice to have the paint under my nails and up to my knuckles; a lovely, creative mess.

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Moments of sanity

I do believe that things happen for a reason though so, when my daughter wanted to paint something for her father yesterday, there was no surprise when I accidentally pulled out two small canvases instead of one. That was all

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A doodle break

I have been really busy lately so I decided to stop and breathe for a few minutes of doodling. I got an email that Illustration Friday’s theme was “linked” and the first thing that popped into my head was Siamese

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Reinventing two dimensional

The amount of work that was put into this piece is incredible. I do not know how long it took them to make it but it is an impressive piece of work. I love the depth and action involved. The

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Art Book Fundraiser for Sophia Tavolacci

UPDATE 1117.09: After some consideration, I am extending the deadline to November 30th for submissions. I got an email from Sophia’s mother earlier today and she said that she had gotten a positive response for the project. Sophia isn’t giving

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Art can be anything

If there is one thing that I have learned in this life, it is that anything can be used as a creative tool. I hope you are as impressed with these as I am. Chalk, not just for teachers and

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Small Wonders

The day-to-day has become a blur as of late except for a few frozen moments here and there that stand out that I thought I would share… Fourth of July We love Fourth of July here and not just because

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The 2009 Calendars are here!

The first of the 2009 Calendars, in this case a small preview of my book The Painted Hand: An Artful Life in Paint and Paper, is up for grabs on Lulu. A collection of some of your favorite collage pieces

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