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All Our Vulnerabilities

Well, it’s getting interesting out there. As COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the U.S. and the stock market is eating itself alive, a lot of artists, including me, are standing back in shock. For many, we are just beginning to get our feet under us again in a serious way following the financial debacle of… Continue reading All Our Vulnerabilities

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Fast or Slow: It’s Relative

I visited my local Farmer’s Market a couple of weeks ago and ran into a number of folks who follow me on this blog, on Facebook, or Instagram and have been excited to see the Colonial Williamsburg Series continuing. I was gifted with a lot of positive feedback but one comment was repeated by a… Continue reading Fast or Slow: It’s Relative

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Learning and Stretching

I’m taking an on-line course that (if I do the work necessary) should result in finding additional venues from which to market my art. The first week was about setting some goals and figuring out how I view my art. I really do see it as an extra source of income to supplement my retirement… Continue reading Learning and Stretching

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The Annual Self Portrait

I had a great art instructor in high school. I was in one of her classes every year for all four years I attended West Springfield High School. She was an excellent instructor. Her name was Genevieve Roberts. There were two other art instructors there: Martha Foote and Nancy Powell. I took classes with them… Continue reading The Annual Self Portrait