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Another week has passed and it's time for Paint Party Friday and to show you what I've been creating since last time. This is a large (for me) canvas that had been sitting for weeks with the outline of the bears, but no progress. I just wasn't inspired, so ...
This is a large (for me) canvas that had been sitting for weeks with the outline of the bears, but no progress. I just wasn't inspired, so I just waited until it was time. Annie Hamman's class (see my last post) unlocked something in me and suddenly, I wanted to play with this painting again.
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Not Enough Hours!
I can't believe another week has passed. There are just not enough hours in the day for all the things I plan to do, I have to do, I want to do and for all the "some day" kinds of projects. I did a lot of painting last week and completed five small painting...
I can't believe another week has passed. There are just not enough hours in the day for all the things I plan to do, I have to do, I want to do and for all the "some day" kinds of projects. I did a lot of painting last week and completed five small paintings, all of which can be seen in my Daily ...
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Color! I love it!!
Good Friday morning, everyone! Or afternoon or evening, depending on where you are. We are having a rainy day, which is perfect for blogging and painting. I have been busy this last week. I am trying to get one painting done a day or at least paint everyday...
Good Friday morning, everyone! Or afternoon or evening, depending on where you are. We are having a rainy day, which is perfect for blogging and painting. I have been busy this last week. I am trying to get one painting done a day or at least paint everyday, which I have been able to do to date.
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From the Kitchen
As many of you know, I love creating in the kitchen! Not necessarily my own recipes, but creating delicious food from a variety of good ingredients. And my first love has always been and still is baking. My mother was an excellent cook, but she didn't like ...
As many of you know, I love creating in the kitchen! Not necessarily my own recipes, but creating delicious food from a variety of good ingredients. And my first love has always been and still is baking. My mother was an excellent cook, but she didn't like baking and so I got to do all the ...
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Cranberry Sauce
It's the first thing I always make for Thanksgiving dinner and it always feels like the official beginning of the holiday season to me. I found this recipe in a 1994 issue of Bon Appetit and have made it ever since. I thought I'd share it with you. Cranberr...
I found this recipe in a 1994 issue of Bon Appetit and have made it ever since. I thought I'd share it with you. Cranberry Sauce 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup raspberry vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 12-oz package fresh cranberries (about 3 cups) 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon thin orange peel strips ...
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The Mystery & Magic of Change
Change - it happens every moment of every day and it's definitely not always welcome in my life. Theoretically I like change just fine, but sometimes it's easier to like it in my mind than in my actual life. But then I realized how many of the things I love...
Change - it happens every moment of every day and it's definitely not always welcome in my life. Theoretically I like change just fine, but sometimes it's easier to like it in my mind than in my actual life. But then I realized how many of the things I love to do aren't done unless I put them ...
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Fearless Painting
I am taking the year-long Lifebook course again this year (a link to the site is on my sidebar) and just January alone was well worth the cost of the course. I am learning to take risks again, to let go of being careful with my art and it was exactly what I...
I am taking the year-long Lifebook course again this year (a link to the site is on my sidebar) and just January alone was well worth the cost of the course. I am learning to take risks again, to let go of being careful with my art and it was exactly what I needed.
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Art and Movies
This week I've had a few things going on and only finished two small paintings. I Like You acrylics on 5 x 7 inch Gessobord available at Daily Paintworks I did prepare these four small Gessobords and will paint the other two this next week. And hopefully mo...
I did prepare these four small Gessobords and will paint the other two this next week. And hopefully more. I love the daily practice of painting something. It really helps me stay loose in my work and not worry about it being "right." I already know what the third painting is going to be, ...
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Painting, Painting, Painting!
I have been painting every day this past week. I've worked on a couple of bigger paintings, which I'll share in a later post. In addition I've been painting a number of small paintings.   Best of Both Worlds acrylics on 6 x 6 inch Gessobord The idea is to p...
I have been painting every day this past week. I've worked on a couple of bigger paintings, which I'll share in a later post. In addition I've been painting a number of small paintings. Best of Both Worlds acrylics on 6 x 6 inch Gessobord. The idea is to paint fast and not overthink the process.
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A Season of Change
I hope my American friends all had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was perfect - filled with good friends, lots of cooking, delicious food and excellent conversation ... and, of course, plenty of leftovers. And then came the official start of the Christmas seaso...
And then came the official start of the Christmas season, which means an overabundance of ads and special offers in the mail and online. Every year around this time, I find myself wanting to run the opposite direction. Away from excessive shopping and toward a simpler life, handmade gifts and ...
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What a View!!
We spent last evening with friends at the Top Deck in Savannah, a rooftop bar/restaurant on River Street. While the conversation was great, we all kept getting distracted by the stunning sunset and the freighters drifting by. I couldn't resist taking severa...
I had never suspected that I had any creative talent until March of 2009, when I suddenly and without warning picked up a paint brush. I was raised in Germany but have lived in the US with my husband and various pets for the almost 30 years. This blog is about my life and what inspires me, ...
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My Studio
This last September we had a bunch of work done on our house. One of the rooms being updated was my studio. First, Daniel and I painted it -- finally after nine years in the house! And then we had the old carpet taken out and laminate flooring put in. It ch...
This last September we had a bunch of work done on our house. One of the rooms being updated was my studio. First, Daniel and I painted it -- finally after nine years in the house! And then we had the old carpet taken out and laminate flooring put in. It changed the whole feel of the room!
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I had never suspected that I had any creative talent until March of 2009, when I suddenly and without warning picked up a paint brush. I was raised in Germany but have lived in the US with my husband and various pets for the almost 30 years. This blog is about my life and what inspires me, be that art, food, travel, books, nature or various other things. So, welcome! Grab a cup of coffee and have a look around!