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My Art Exhibition at Initial Gallery


Above is a video tour of my 2 person art exhibition Cipher Messaging. The artwork that you see here is by myself (the paintings) and Angela Fama (the photographs).  The day before the opening we saw that the curator had chosen to hang the show in a way that blended the work together instead of my work on one side of the gallery and Angela's on the other. I must admit that it would have never occured to me to do this but the effect…

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Studio Sundays: the Studio of Helen Frankenthaler

Photo of woman standing in art studio looking at large painting on the floor

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler.

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3 Ways to Add Something New to the Conversation

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Have you ever seen a work of art that makes you think " Dang, I wish I had made that!" followed by the urge to actually create something similar? Don't sweat it, it's a common plight and totally normal. In fact it's great to celebrate the artists who make the work that you love such as the adoration blog by The Jealous Curator, an artist who posts about artists she's "jealous" of. You can check that blog out here. So how do you make…

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The Muse of Artist Kees Van Dongen's painting "The Corn Poppy"

Painting of woman with red hat next to a woman with a red hat

Here is the muse from "The Corn Poppy" by painter Kees Van Dongen. I love his work and really wish that someone at a Dutch art institution would make a website comprising his life's work. That would make it much easier to enjoy these masterpieces!

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Art Life Balance - Part 2 of 2: Diet and Exercise

woman lying next to painting on studio floor
Can you relate to this image? The photograph above is by artist
Carrie Schneider whose images show artists resting in their studios. When we artists get close to meeting our deadlines for art projects we tend to turn the pressure up and can stop nuturing ourselves with sleep, nutrition and exercise.


In part 1 of this 2 part series I introduced the idea of planning out exercise. The same should be said for nutrition. Without a plan…

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Curated Art Collection: Odd Tales

Painting of hair in shoes with mirror on top"Love Disarmed" René Magritte


Each week we present a curated collection of artwork. This week the theme is Odd Tales.  As in enigmatic narratives that lingers long after their telling. Featuring art by: René Magritte, Valero Doval,  Liza Montgomery, Luis Pons, Ben Alper, Leanne Schnepp, and Albert Merkael. Since I was a little girl I have loved to be told stories, and the stranger they were, the more they seemed to stick…

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Actor Portfolio: Miranda Allen

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"Coiled" Poi Performance by Miranda Allen, Photograph by Serena Sorinsen


Today we feature the portfolio of performance artist Miranda Allen. The images of the artist performing poi are so stunning. I can't imagine what it would be like to be inside those wheels of light. Here the moments are frozen by photographers but you have to imagine that the movement is rapid and changes are constant. If Miranda Allen could wear a headband…

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Pinterest Rocks For Artists - Part 4 of 4: The Student has Become the Master

Pintrest Wizardry: Level four
If you have been following my past three posts about becoming a Pinterest wizard you are probably already having a great time on Pinterest as you share your work and interact with other Pinners.


This post is the last post in this series and I want to impart some of the gems of information about promoting and organizing using Pinterest.


1. Pin items that are in line with your artwork's style or subject. Having separate boards that…

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Studio Sundays: Monet With Palette in His Studio

Monet With Palette in His Studio

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous artist Monet, one of the founder's of French impressionist painting.

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Art Life Balance - Part 1 of 2: Diet and Exersize



So you have a deadline and you are working your butt off. The nights at the studio have become later and later and as you burn the candle at both ends all balance in your life disappears. Any exercise routine you had or careful diet you followed has gone out the window as you grab coffee after coffee between creative production sessions. Also the toll of late nights leads to craving any foods that give you that instant "Ahhhhhhh!"…

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