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Lavender Fields

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Lavender Fields

Last week I started coming down with something (no, it's not the 'rona). I thought maybe it was just allergies at first, but by Saturday morning I was hopelessly sick and obviously needed to see a doctor. I had big plans this week. I had big plans last week, too, but 'rona don't care. I didn't manage to do much last week. I finished/touched up a couple paintings that needed it, and I started and then ruined an oil painting. I wanted to finish the Columbia painting, but my brain felt like pudding that someone tried to flambé. Today my...

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Art in the Time of Coronavirus

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Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Things are very strange right now. I suppose it goes without saying. To me things are mostly the same. I spend great swaths of time alone anyway, and have for most of my life. I grew up inside the Wenatchee National Forest in Washington, where there weren't a lot of year-round residents and not much to get out and see other than trees. But there is still a weird feeling in the air. I don't know if it's the feeling of unpredictability, or that everyone else is on edge, or what, exactly. I was frankly shocked when we went to...

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Gems of Summer

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Gems of Summer

It feels like things have been slow-going in the studio for the last month or so, but I actually accomplished quite a bit. I guess my heart just wants to be finishing a new piece of art every day, even if that's totally unrealistic. One thing I did finally get around to was the "Gems of Summer" drawing. This will be the last piece in my Gems of the Seasons series for now, or it will at least complete the actual seasons themselves. I have more ideas for more paintings in this same series, but for now I have to...

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New stickers for March!

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New stickers for March!

Friday my next shop update goes live here and on Etsy, and in this update I'll have 2 new prints, a new original drawing, and 3 die cut stickers! I started making stickers last year and I just love them. They were a big hit at shows, too, and we gave tons away to people who signed up for the newsletter. I plan on adding around 2-3 new stickers each month this year. Here are March's 3 new designs. My new logo image (the banner at the top of the site) will be available as a print in this update,...

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New Vlog: Why I Love Technology in the Art Studio

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New Vlog: Why I Love Technology in the Art Studio

Sometimes other artists tell me they miss the "good old days," but I love living in the modern era of having the entire process inside my studio. I can finish a painting, photograph or scan it, and begin printing it from the same office chair all in the same day. How can you beat that? Frankly, you just can't.

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