SAQA Conference – Lincoln, NE

Whenever I travel east, it feels a bit like time travel. The cities are older and the buildings more historic. When I recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, it felt like going back into my past.

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Leftovers Auction

As I walked in the door, piles of original prints laid on tables all around the room. Almost 100 of them! I could not wait to get my eyes on them. Linocuts, etchings, woodcuts, chine collĂ©, lithographs, solar plate prints, drypoint and more – a smorgasbord of prints. And I was there to help sort them all out.

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Flagstaff First Friday

A few weeks ago, I drove down to Flagstaff for Anna’s 20th birthday. I arrived on Friday and Anna, being a college student, already had plans for the evening. Of course, she was able to spare enough time for me to take her and her friend out to dinner (me paying) before the event. How could my girl young lady be 20?!!

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Linda's Work

It is always nice to get together with artist friends, talk shop and be inspired. Last week, Kathleen Probst, Linda McLaughlin and I had a little time to spend doing just that. Linda has been doing daily and weekly projects for years. She brought some of the ones she is currently working on.

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Around Town

It’s time for another “Around Town” blog. This is a feature that I would occasionally have on my blog before I moved my blog to my website. These posts pictured something interesting I found around town. Mostly, they were things in Boise, since that is where I live. But sometimes, I would post something from another town I was visiting. I thought it was time to bring it back.

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Calder Influence

Bright colorful objects dance and spin through the air as a breeze sneaks in through the open window A mobile hanging from the ceiling.

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The Meaning of Meaning Exhibition

One might see or hear something unknown and ask, “What does it mean?” Or we might confront someone’s actions and ask, “What is the meaning behind this?” One of the more existential questions we may ask is “What is the meaning of life?”

The answers to these questions may not always be found. We can explore, observe and bring our personal views to discover meaning. The same can be done when viewing art and figuring out what is the meaning behind the exhibition title, The Meaning of Meaning.

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New Work - Leaf Stack #22

Something has got a hold of me! Not physically, but mentally. I took a brief break from my Leaf Stack series, but have gone back to it. The muse wants to continue on this path and I think it best to go with the flow, for now.

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St. Louis Art Museum - Part 2

There is so much to see at the St. Louis Art Museum, it is hard to absorb in one day. And hard to write about it all in one post. So here are a few more artworks that didn’t make it into the last post.

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St. Louis Art Museum - Part 1

As we drove through the park, the shiny silver tree caught my eye. I thought I would not want to be near it in a lightning storm. Then, we parked the car and walked up to the large stone building and a beautiful view. We had arrived at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Engraved on the facade of the stone building are the words, “Dedicated to art, and free to all.” The roman numerals for 1903 were next to it.

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