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Walking through an edible landscape

I talk about Canemah a lot. It is right down the road from my house and offers a wealth of what an artist friend of mine once called “salient detail.” It’s also gorgeous. This is the time of year when Canemah really shows off with flowers and bloom. But I think it’s also the time …

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What will I do this summer?

One interesting thing about starting this blog has been that I am actually reading more blogs and paying more attention to what others are doing to market their art (or other business). The downfall is that I now have even more things to distract me. A few days ago I found a blog called Art Biz …

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New Theme

I have been getting various reports about the theme not working correctly. As well, I had problems viewing the site in Internet Explorer. So… I’ve changed! P.S. I’ve now just spent two hours updating all my social media stuff. The world is too much! So small but so big!

Agnize

agnize [‘ trans. To recognize or acknowledge in some capacity. With simple object, also object and for, as, to be, or noun complement. Obs.’] Etymology: <  classical Latin agnōscere, adgnōscere to recognize, to acknowledge, to discern, realize, in post-classical Latin also to learn (4th cent.; <  ad- ad- prefix + gnōscere to know: see know …

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Process, series, and message

Today I went back to the WSO convention. The final day is always an interesting mix. There is a business meeting followed by the juror’s demo. At the business meeting I won a door prize (I guess I can’t say I never win anything…) I have checked this book out a couple of times at …

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Conventions & Critiques

This weekend is the Watercolor Society of Oregon‘s Spring Watermedia Convention. If you live in anywhere in the Portland, Oregon area, I highly recommend it. The 80 paintings (of over 300) that made it into the show will having for the next month at the Hillsboro Public Library before the 20 award winners begin a …

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My new favorite show

Ever since “Meerkat Manor” went off the air (remember Flower? Shakespeare? OMG that was the best show…) there has been a gaping hole in my life. The bird cams have helped a lot, but I think I have finally found the perfect replacement. For a few days I watched the hawks, Big Red and Ezra. …

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Pavisand

pavisand, v. [‘ intr. To display an impressive or opulent array of clothing and ornament; to flaunt one’s appearance.’] When this word came up in my “word of the day” a few weeks ago, I immediately thought of the tiny little male Anna’s hummingbirds that sit on top of the trees, endlessly calling to impress mates. …

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How can I sell that?

A couple days ago I got into a discussion with my friend about my post “Almost There.” My friend liked my painting and asked me how I could bear to sell it? Today I had another conversation with a potential client who needed a price break on a piece she really liked. The two conversations …

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Not Sam Savitt

Today I went to Stacey Riggs‘ barn to watch the second half of a foundation workshop and her “Meet the Mustang” demo. I took my sketchbook and vowed to work a little on my “plein air” horse technique. I know Stacey’s barn is too dark for good photos, and I am nervous about my October …

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