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Response to “failure”

With Ruth’s permission, I give you some of her feedback to my failure post on Sunday. Regarding color options “Interesting that the other workshop gave you the Brown Madder/Cobalt Blue colour scheme. I use a BM/Ultramarine mix often in painting (using CB if I want cooler), but also a rose madder/ultramarine or rose madder/manganese blue …

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Failure is the first step

No one will ever accuse me of being a focused painter. Case in point: I was given homework in mid-July 2017 and I’m just now getting around to doing it. When Ruth Buchanan came to give a workshop last summer, she left me with homework. “You told me on the first day that you get …

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Healthy Steps – Week 10

Drum roll please! This week I  lost 4.6 pounds, bringing my total to 23.4 pounds removed!!! Second drum roll… I’ve also been off Frappachinos for 3 days. Feeling shaky, but I’m trying. I wish all this meant I was thriving, but honestly, both of my feet hurt now (I’m concerned I’m developing plantar fascitiis in …

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Too tired for a real post

I have been working hard. I know, you have no reason to believe me, but it’s true. The caveat, however, is I don’t want to show you what I’ve been working on yet. So, I’m going to do a random post and get some things off my list. Red Harness I’m either done or at …

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Healthy Steps – Week 9

I’m a day late in posting this. I sat down at my computer last night and did lots of stuff, but not this. It could be I was procrastinating. I gained 2.2 pounds last week. It wasn’t a shocker. I tracked 2 of 7 days and went to see my mom (I think we bring …

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All The Gear, No Idea (ATGNI)

From Photography Slang: ATGNI: All The Gear, No Idea refers to a person who has bought lots of camera gear and doesn’t know how it all works. My dad started my love affair with cameras. Since starting this blog in 2014 I’ve actually had two cameras. I started out with a Canon “point-and-shoot” that I …

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Healthy Steps – Week 8

This was a challenging week for me; a three-day weekend, a trip, several stressful meetings, and a slow period at work. Any one of these can and did trigger my desire to eat EVERYTHING. I didn’t eat EVERYTHING, but I certainly did eat plenty. Thus, is was a pleasant surprise when I was down .4 …

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Just gonna tell you about everything

It’s a three-day weekend. You might think that this would be a perfect opportunity to write a great blog, full of insight and pictures. Ha. I’ve mostly just sat around doing the things I want to do, occasionally getting something like grocery shopping or laundry accomplished.  But as this day (and weekend) heads to a …

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Healthy Steps – Week 7

This week I was down 3.8 pounds. This makes a total of 20.6 pounds (12.2 of those in this year) removed and… drum roll please… 5% of my starting weight. Weight Watchers doesn’t celebrate this milestone anymore, but I’m going to because I need the validation! So I was thinking this evening about all this …

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A dream (almost) fulfilled

If you ask any artist what their dream is, they will tell you the same thing: Storage space. All artists DREAM of an empty studio, with all finished paintings miraculously sold, all failed paintings quietly removed from reality without decisions to be made, and the only thing on the agenda is the next idea. This …

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