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On Time

On Time

Day 2: Building a Daily Studio Practice (right) “Formula to Save Time” mixed media, Bronwyn Merritt Time is much maligned as the demon we can’t escape, or the cruel  master that rules us. I have a very different attitude about time, which I strongly suggest you adopt in building a successful daily studio practice, which […]

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On Writing

On Writing

     In a recent coincidence, I was told by a respected mentor that I should revive my neglected blog, right before being asked to join  a “30 day blogging challenge”. I thought my first post in a while should reflect on my feelings about writing and the importance of its role in a creative […]

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Circus

When you find your art twin, you are not glad to see each other.

Up to now, my posts have focused on art of others, but this one is about both mine and others… For awhile now, I have been thinking about the importance of The Artist’s Vocabulary: those symbols, colors, stylistic motifs and touches that come together to make our unique styles as artists. My friend and frequent […]

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I bought a painting!

      Quick update to my post on Jamie McPhail’s encaustic journey: I purchased her painting – the one I featured in the blog entry, for full price, in cash. I support other artists whenever I can, and I have never regretted a single purchase. Sales don’t just feed our families. As artists, sales […]

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Waxworks

Waxworks

    A few weeks back, I got to spend time in the studio of my friend Jamie McPhail. I am fortunate to know many talented artists, many of whom work with relatively little thought to fame, riches, or even basic sales related to their artworks. I admire them, but I do think it is […]

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Total Mastery

One of my mid-life obsessions is the concept of mastery. I have spent most of my life trying to do a little of everything, art wise, and being distracted by every new shiny thing. This is worse for printmakers, because even under that mantle there are SO MANY VARIABLES. So here is a very brief […]

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Adventures in Printmaking

Hi Mixed Media Mavens,I am a printmaker first, and pretty much every other kind of artist second through infinity. Yes, I think whoever dies with the most art supplies wins, but whoever uses the most art supplies dies happiest. So this blog is to showcase stuff I make and art I do, to share processes […]

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