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Cindy Michaud
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an artist who loves sharing her passion with others
an artist who loves sharing her passion with others

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Back to Basics & Beyond
Why is it that no matter what we do (tennis, paint, draw, pottery) it takes a professional to remind us that when we get stuck, the best course of action is to return to the basics, those key pillars we learned waaaaay back when we were just beginning? I ha...

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When There's Nothing to Add
Sometimes I forget about the fact that   art needs to "add" to the conversation...why make a copy of  something unless there is more to say? As artists we spend so much time learning how to render something, how to use the media to capture what we see that ...

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Art Rocks...or Not?!
Just sharing some fun...I'll leave the participation (or not) up to you and your good sense. Use your own creativity and judgement.... We were pulling the little airstream into the dump area to get water as we entered a State Park Campground in western NC. ...

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Mud Woman as Mother Earth
I had an entire day to spend by myself in the Denver Art Museum. It was magical, informative, exhilarating and exhausting. But it also felt worshipful when I rounded the  corner and met "Mud Woman." Mud Woman, Roxanne Swentzell, 2011 I was at the entrance t...

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Tobacco Barns & Days Gone By
Sometimes I give myself a painting assignment just to up the ante in my process.  This time I chose to paint in two layers: the first would be rendered in yellow, red and white; in the second I could only use yellow, blue and white. Tobacco barns are a fami...

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More Flower Power
Sometimes I get on a jag... better known as "painting a series," where a  particular subject becomes of great interest and I just can't seem to get enough. I'm going to blame it on spring.  After months of grey skies and noble, naked trees we were suddenly ...

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Recommend you check this out....love the High Country? My friend Gene has captured the florals...

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Pinching Pots
Not everyone enjoys diving into new art forms... and this was never meant to be a "how to" blog. But today's subject takes us all back to childhood play, and, most importantly, an art form that just might be a stress reliever! My sister is learning how to p...

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Flower Power
Spring has done funny things to me. Like now I am painting flowers.  Yep, flowers! Something I have rarely painted before...never say never I guess.  You never know, so I guess you do. I have hundreds of flower photos.  At times I think I want to learn bota...

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High Country Tour de Art
I love to peek behind the scenes. To look behind the magic curtain, lift the veil of mystery, watch how the sausage is made...all terms for getting to see where something is created. Observing the mechanics of any process leads to new respect. So let me inv...
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