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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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Artist’s Play Date: Collage

I’ve been talking for a while about how much I wanted to have an Artist’s Play Date. So some artist friends and I decided to do it. My friend, Carol, was the leader for our “play” time, and she thought collage would be a good assignment for us painters because it’s totally different from what we…

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November FLAVORS: Cranberry-Orange Relish

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.  This month I’m featuring the story and recipe of artist Gretha Linwood. I told her that I wanted to…

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Huckabee, the Bernese Mountain Dog

Just wrapped up another pet portrait commission–how lucky am I? I am absolutely loving having the chance to get to know these wonderful animals. I took a picture of beautiful Huckabee at Farmers Market this summer. His beautiful coloring and luxurious fur caught my eye right away. These big beauties were originally working dogs on farms–and even pulled…

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