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Betty Tuininga
Works at Hearth and Herbs
Attended Binghamton University
Lives in Binghamton, NY
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Bealtaine Cottage is a permaculture smallholding, as followers of this blog know. In permaculture we mulch, mulch and carry on mulching, building up the soil as we go. Over the past two years I hav...
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Chapter One Mayflies Rising The Mayflies rise early in the month if the weather is any way normal. Sometimes, if Spring comes in too soon and Summer follows on, the earth begins to shrink in the he...
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Essential oils are all the rage lately, and with good reason. They are, in a sense, a pharmaceutical grade natural remedy with incredible power. But with great power comes great responsibility, and there are many essential oil resources online giving worrisome blanket advice about their use. Don’t get me wrong. I love essential oils and I …
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Clampdown sends Russian artists into exile - The Art Newspaper http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Clampdown-sends-Russian-artists-into-exile-/36783
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February Food DeliveryYou Are Saving Lives “One Spirit and the Lakota community are working together to reduce the impact of childhood poverty and malnutrition.” “Along with the Cohen House and...
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Allen Youth Center Nearing Completion “Another child has committed suicide on the rez- the 4th completed suicide in the last few days with many more attempted. We are devastated and looking for...
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awwww poor babies- so sad they need this home
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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Bernie Sheredy

with

Zac Chastain 
Mike Arcesi 
Chris Nickerson 
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Josh Sedelmeyer 

February 13 - March 1
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Pay-What-You-Can-Night Thursday Feb 19 at 8 pm

For reservations call 607-724-4341

KNOWTheatre.org
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Cold and Hunger on the Res Pushes back food delivery date! 
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And Then It Snowed... http://wp.me/p11LOy-3Md 
Snow fell heavy on this Permaculture smallholding in the West of Ireland today and suddenly we were back in the midst of winter. The light changed, as the reflective quality of the snow worked it's...
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Fine Artist; Graphic Designer; Herbalist; Art Historian; Native American advocate: Aran Knitting
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Herbalism computer design/social media advertising, Painting, art historical research, genealogical research.
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  • Hearth and Herbs
    Herbalist, Owner, Knitter, 2014 - present
    I have knitted since I was in high school and began Aran knitting when my children we were wee ones some 40 years ago. It also was at that time that I began a self study of the "forgotten arts" or herbalism. I had a huge organic perennial herb garden and also raised a comparable amount of annual herbs organically in our vegie garden, many of whom were companion plants to the vegies themselves. Since then, many changes occurred in my life and while it was my dream to continue the Tasha Tudor like existence, I ended up in the city working on a MA in art History with a very different direction until I had my accident... then the herbal life returned as a salvation and a very viable option to allopathic medicine and pain killers. My practice is small but the people know me and trust me and will come to me for options when those over the counter products are unsuccessful and herbals are the ideal.
  • KNOW Theatre NY
    social media onsultant, 2013 - present
    maintaining social media accounts and webpage for local off Broadway theatre. Creating graphics used in social media advertising on the various platforms, interacting with the respondents on the various platforms to ensure brand loyalty. This is purely a volunteer position
  • BT Design
    graphic designer, 1996 - present
    I occasionally perform graphic design jobs which utilize the various skills and design platforms of which I am trained in...photoshop, indesign and illustrator.
  • BJ Tuininga Fine Art
    Fine Artist, 2002 - present
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Currently
Binghamton, NY
Previously
Keene, NH - Penacook, NH - Boscawen, NH - Concord, NH - Ashuelot, NH - Ayers, MA - Winchester, NH
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Fine artist, graphic designer, herbalist, Native American advocate, art historian, theatre lover, herbalist, vegetarian
Introduction

Creativity and Art have always been a part of my world.  Fortunately, as time has gone by, my knowledge, methods and tastes have evolved. While much of my work reflects my love a thick impasto and the influence of greats like Van Gogh, the Post Impressionist and at times Expressionists Movements, I find my Art Historical background often comes into play when I am searching for a new approach.

While the influence is not necessarily purposeful, my recent collages have really come about because of my love for the medium and for the work of German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters. His work was based more on found objects…mine are also” found,”  found in boxes in my home, or online, etc. While in the eyes of some, the collages are absolutely nonsensical…but given the time to observe the real object, the themes seem to transport you back in time.

So if you enjoy a western landscape, thick in impasto, a whimsical collage with a thought provoking message, or a picture to brighten a corner…Welcome to the creative world of BJ Tuininga Fine Art

Education
  • Binghamton University
    History of Art and Architecture, 2003 - 2005
  • Keene State College
    BA in Graphic Design, 2000 - 2002
  • New Hampshire Technical Institute
    Early Childhood Education, 1988 - 1991
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Female
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My maiden name is Doolittle