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A Mid-Year Break


Can you believe the year is half-way over?  Where has all the time gone  .  .  .  it flys by and before you know it we’ve forgotten to look around and smell the roses. It feels right to take a … Continue reading

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Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating?


I originally wrote a post about this topic in January 31, 2013, Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating? mainly because the subject fascinated me and I was convinced no matter what a persons method of creativity – sculpture, photographer, … Continue reading

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15 Painting Challenge – Flowers: Collage of Paintings


Thank you everyone for your feedback and encouragement along the way – it helped push me forward and continue working the challenge. By far this was my most rewarding project, because of the level of learning – from techniques w/oil … Continue reading

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What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo)? And a new painting: A Windmill, oil pastel


What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo) – it’s really quite simple.  There are lots of great photographers on the internet, and there are many artists of all abilities who would like to paint from a photograph or need a creative boost.  The … Continue reading

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A Special Thank You


A special thank you to all who follow my blog, with much patience I might add, for your generous comments, support and encouragement.  I don’t know where my art will lead, but I do know I’m having a great time … Continue reading

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Congratulations #Authors – One battle won against #Copyright #Infringement – UPDATE…


Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
To keep you posted after my post about CONFIRMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION yesterday and to let you see that you are NOT ALONE in the battle against it, here are the statistics…

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5 Day Art Challenge – Day 5


Day 5 I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges. #1 I was … Continue reading

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5 Day Art Challenge – Day 4


Day 4 I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges. #1 I was … Continue reading

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 2


I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges. #1 I was tagged to … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds – Pictorial of Drawing Process


For Thursdays Drawing you’ll find the pictorial showing the drawing stages of Storm Clouds (9×12), charcoal on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  The subject was chosen for this drawing project because of the complex cloud structures and as an experiment I wanted … Continue reading

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