Coupon Code and Holiday Sale

December 7, 2010

I’m having my first online sale!  From December 7-15, if you type in this code, 25%OFF, you will get a 25% discount on any giclee (fancy word for high-quality print, see previous blog about them).  There’s free shipping anywhere in the USA, and if your order is over $200.00, you can have it gift wrapped for [...]

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Steve Martin on CBS Sunday Morning

December 5, 2010

This morning, Steve Martin was on CBS Sunday Morning, one of my favorite shows.  He was promoting his novel, An Object of Beauty.  The interview continued online at noon.  I watched it all and came away liking him even more than I did before. He talked about life, acting, art, and writing.  His book centers on [...]

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The Art of Writing

November 29, 2010

Maybe the ‘art’ of writing is learning humility.  Developing a thick skin to withstand scathing criticism and learning whose advice (if any) to listen to.  After 8 years of serious writing, I have discovered that there is no substitute for the wisdom and perspective that comes with try, try, try again. Besides all types of [...]

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The T-Shirts Are Coming!

November 22, 2010

Finally.  The T-Shirts are coming.   It’s been interesting trying to find the right company to print them.  I’m starting with the Leaves design and more will be available soon.  They’re  $23.00 (S-XL) including shipping anywhere in the USA. I’ll post the choices for the next one soon.  Please comment on them and help me decide which [...]

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Paint Effect

October 11, 2010

One of my catch phrases is ‘painting changes everything’.  It’s on the masthead of my website.  It’s true.  I can take the literal sow’s ear and turn it into a silk purse by using paint effects.  Check out the white plastic outlet covers I painted to match the stone backsplashes. Faux effects or special effects [...]

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QR Codes Coming Soon

October 4, 2010

I’ve been checking out QR (Quick Response) codes.  I’ll put them on the  T-shirts and other items soon to be available for sale in the online store.  QR codes are pixelated squares that (when you download an app) can be read by iPhones, Blackberries, and Androids and take you right to a website page.  I’ll keep [...]

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Fine Art Follies

September 20, 2010

In our world of modern art, sometimes things are taken to the level of ridiculous.  I’ve been to exhibitions where I was sure it was a put-on and kept looking for the hidden cameras – a lá Ashton Kutcher’s ‘punked’ stunts.    I love abstract art, but not all of it.  At a gathering a few [...]

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Giclee Quality

August 30, 2010

How in the world, when you go to buy art giclées, do you know what great quality is versus poor quality? First, if you’re not familiar with what a giclée is, click here and you will find an explanation.  I found out the hard (read: expensive) way what great looked like.  Wanting to offer my customers [...]

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Leaves and Flowers Paintings

August 23, 2010

Why do you paint all those pictures of flowers? A wonderful older gentleman asked me this at a show.  I hadn’t a clue how to answer him other than shrug.  “I just do” didn’t seem like a good reply. When I got home, I studied my portfolio.  I had abstracts, landscapes, and a few other [...]

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You’re An Artist?

August 16, 2010

You’re an artist?!  You seem so normal.  If only I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that. I’m not sure just when the label artist became synonymous with eccentric, but Van Gogh slicing off his ear and all those Frenchmen cavorting while juggling bottles of absinthe sure didn’t help our cause. Since I came out [...]

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