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Jill Golden
I'm painting my way through life and loving every minute of it! Come paint with me.
I'm painting my way through life and loving every minute of it! Come paint with me.

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A Day in Sinsinawa
Just a quick update on the Sinsinawa Opening... Both Jean and I had a wonderful time at the Sinsinawa Mound Center opening reception yesterday.  We said a few words about our works and the paths we've taken. This was in the chapel, where the nuns do their d...

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What do you get when you put two artists  in a car and drive them out to Gelena, Illinois? "Look at those cows by the pond!" "Look how the light hits that barn!"  "What great clouds! See how the sun is peaking through them?" Jean Apgar and I had a wonderful...

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My Four Year Artiversary - All on April Fool's Day
I've been doing art in some form for most of my life, but over four years ago I made the decision to leave my job of..... how many years did I work there? 16? ( It seems like a lifetime ago.) There's a lot of misconceptions that I started out with. One is t...

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The Art Nook is Heating up with New Classes
Cristi and I are back at it,  at The New Dimensions Studio. We'll start with a wonderful class using polymer clay and glass globes. These will be great to hang with tea light candles or little plants in them. You can have your choice of one of the following...

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Unforgettable Art and Alzheimer's, A Few Thoughts
Unforgettable Art is around the corner and I'm looking for ideas for this year's painting. This will be my third year participating in Unforgettable. I always like to put a positive spin on things so I usually talk about how fun it is to paint alongside my ...

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Word of Art 3D Pictures
Last Friday was Word of Art 3D.    Word
of Art is a collaboration of Authors and Artists. In its third year,
artists of dimension were also invited to participate.  WoA3D was part
of the Burpee Museum of Natural History 75th
Anniversary celebration.    ...

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An Update on Classes and Shows
It's official! I love teaching classes in series. I just finished up my four week class of intermediate alcohol ink classes. It was wonderful! To see people apply what they've learned into their own styles is terrific.We had a variety of paintings; dogs, ow...

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End of the 30 in 30 and a Happy Ground Hogs Day to You.
February 2nd is one of my favorite days of the year.   It's Ground Hogs Day! And although I don't take much notice as to whether or not Woodstock Chuck saw his shadow or not, I do  acknowledge - with some joy- that we are half way done with winter. Yeah! I ...

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Day 19, And The Beat Goes On
January 19, 30 Paintings in 30 Days hosted by Leslie Saeta. Day 19: 3.5 hours, Monthly Total: 52.5 hours It's slow going, but it's coming along. I'm struggling with the roses or bit, or maybe it's that there are 13 of them in all.  Work in Progress Alcohol ...

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Day 16, a Morning At Katie's Cup
January 16, 30 Paintings in 30 Days Hosted by Leslie Saeta. Day 16: 3.5 hours, Monthly Total: 45.5 Hours Had a wonderful morning a Katie's Cup in Rockford. I go there twice a month to paint. Sometimes I have people join me, sometimes not. Today I was alone....
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