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Can I paint your photo?

There’s a story behind one of my favorite questions, “Can I paint your photo?” It was an extremely bad day at work, one of those days with a lot of pressure and not enough time, when I got a text … Read More

An Artist’s Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount

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Listening to a Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount, I began to think about how I can take the very important things that Jesus taught on the hill and relate them to my art and business. I want … Read More

Digital Watercolor Quilts: My Art and Design Intersect

Remember, I told you, I love to tell stories. Here is another story. It’s about how I came up with Digital Watercolor Quilts. My Christmas Card Tradition All of my Christmas cards are handmade. This tradition started the first year … Read More

For the Love of Hydrangea: One Beautiful Shrub.

My grandmother was a gardener and she loved her flowers. She loved her garden so much that when we wrapped up our visits with her, we could not leave until we looked at her plants. She would take us to … Read More

Artist Interview One: Annette Kennedy, Fiber Artist.

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Connecting with childhood friends can be interesting… yes, very interesting, especially when you are an artist and you discover that old friend of yours is too. Since 2003, Annette Kennedy has been creating pictorial art quilts that incorporate hand-dyed, painted, … Read More

Art Story One: I am Fascinated with Quilts, Here’s My Story.

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Every journey has a beginning. My story of why I love quilts began the morning that I gathered enough courage to walk up a path to a little log cabin near the campsite where my companion and I were staying … Read More

Creativity is messy

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I finished this painting this weekend. I started it several months ago. I probably paint once a week, some times more. This watercolor has been painted maybe twelve sessions. I really emphasize to my students to take your time and … Read More

Doggie Art

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As much as people love their pets, I love to paint them. I waited until after Christmas to post these because I gave them as a gift. They are watercolors, with a lot of watercolor pencil added to achieve detail. … Read More

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