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How I’m Learning to Loosen Up as a Painter

How I am becoming a more looser painter through squirt bottles, bigger brushes, and play!

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EVERYONE IS CREATIVE:Amy Melious

I believe we are all creative. And every few months, I interview someone I’ve met who is living life with really special creativity. This month, I spoke with my cousin Amy, a photographer and artist who lives and works in beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. See more of Amy’s work at http://var/web/site/public_html.amymelious.com/ . Tell…

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Texture in Photography and Painting

One thing I’ve learned from my cousin, Amy Melious, is that there is texture (the look or feel of a surface) in even the more common things. For instance, the last time she visited me, I had these ugly cookie sheets “hidden” in my oven. She found them and decided that they were full of…

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EVERYONE IS CREATIVE: Alison Knox, Stylist

After my stroke, I was getting really frustrated with my clothes and getting dressed every day. And then I met Alison Knox. She is a personal stylist and she saved my fashion life!

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People-Watching

I was inspired by Alison Knox’s line: “I love hanging out at a coffee shop or cafe and simply paying close attention to how individuals have put their outfit together, use of color, texture, shape and silhouette can be such a creative catalyst for me.” I think we all people-watch from our own perspective and…

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Everyone is Creative: Rene & Mark Bennett of Bennett Urban Farm Store

Years ago, soon after I had my stroke, I went to our local Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. I could smell the fresh coffee from Bennett Urban Farms…

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Coffee, With Her

As I set out to make a painting to go with this new blog, Everyone Is Creative,  I thought of the Bennetts, a husband and wife team, making a bold move, roasting coffee and making jams, together, starting a business… What could I paint? I searched the internet for anything that could spark an idea….

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Still Life Painting with Persimmon

Last January, a student in one of my painting classes brought in these lovely persimmons for us to paint, so I arranged them so that my students could do some still life paintings. Aren’t they beautiful? I love that rich, amber yellow color.   Persimmons ready for still life painting. Finally, almost a year later, …

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still life painting

December FLAVORS: Texas Caesar Dip

For my 2018 calendar, I invited art friends and colleagues to contribute their favorite FLAVOR combination, along with a recipe and a story. I received 12 great combos and I used the ingredients for my inspiration in my studio. This month I’m featuring the story and recipe for Texas Caesar Dip, submitted by artist Mona Jones…

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