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The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best! Shine your light by being who you are...
The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best! Shine your light by being who you are...

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September Grumbacher Instructor Schedule
Its been a busy few weeks gearing up for fall with my video projects and a brand new Cafepress shop with my work! Yep. I turned this watercolor and gouache painting into EARRINGS! And for those of you who are interested in taking private drawing classes or ...

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Exhibiting in The Contemporary Portrait
Its funny how life is. You go into things knowing you have to do them or maybe you intuit that where you're going is exactly where you're supposed to be. A little interesting story: Two weeks ago, I tried to sell a drawing. Not just any drawing, but a charc...

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Why Do You Create?
Everyone has a different reason why they draw, paint, write, create or do anything. Just like anything in life, the reasons you do it have more of an effect on your creations than you may realize. Some people do it because they're good at it. Some people do...

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Now Teaching: Grumbacher Fine Art Classes!
Along with this really long winter, I've been hibernating indoors with my art, video and music projects! And it is all paying off. I am officially a Certified Grumbacher Fine Art Instructor teaching classes in Long Island, NY. If any of you are interested, ...

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Masking Tips and Tricks For Watercolor Still-Life Paintings
Ten years ago, I absolutely was terrified of watercolors. They were so permanent. And I was so impulsive. These two forces contrasted each other into terrible, overworked, muddy messes. But then, over the past couple of years, something happened. I became l...

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CSOPA 'Faces of Children' Exhibition at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
 If you follow me on Facebook, you already know this story, but the past two months have been a whirlwind of activity, both creatively and spiritually. Even though I did encounter some health challenges, I overcame them with a vengeance and focused on the p...

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Upcoming Exhibition - March 2015
I know it's been awhile. And if you follow my food allergy blog , you'll understand why. However, deadlines seem to light a fire under my butt faster than anything else and this past month is no exception. Ever since I began portrait art, I avoided acrylics...

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A Little Bit of Inspiration Just For You
There are some shows which leave an emotional mark so strong that you can't help but draw or paint a character. Or maybe you just caught a major crush on a character and the idea of making them your muse simply must become reality. Or maybe their look is in...

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Upcoming Exhibition - Women of the World March 2015
I know it's been awhile. And if you follow my food allergy blog , you'll understand why. However, deadlines seem to light a fire under my butt faster than anything else and this past month is no exception. Ever since I began portrait art, I avoided acrylics...

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My Love Affair With Pastels
I had used pastel pencils for charcoal work but had no idea of the scope of materials in this genre available to me. I noticed a white pastel pencil was Conte (Paris, France) brand and found the consistency perfect for getting details and the rich pigment I...
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