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Gift #1161: Nemophilia

I’m so excited to share with you this month’s theme for Art Elements blog.  Drumroll please… it’s “The Forest”!  Those who have followed my blog for any length of time will know of my deep and abiding love for the … Continue reading

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Gift #1160: Woodland Wildflowers

Way back in January I claimed a word for the year: wonder.  I had gotten to a point last year where the cares of life were taking over and wanted to reclaim some sacred space in my heart and life … Continue reading

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Gift #1159: Art Journey #3 – Meet the Bees

For our third installment of Art Journey, Art Bead Scene blog brought us the fabulous work of Jessie Fritsch.   She employs encaustic painting in her art – this is a technique where the artist paints with hot melted wax, mixing … Continue reading

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Gift #1158: Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  Here in my neck of the woods we’ve had a picture-perfect day.  After two days of cold temps and rain and wind, today dawned mild and beautifully sunny.  Bright blue sky and flowers have kept company all … Continue reading

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Gift #1157: Afternoon with American Painters

A few weekends ago my mom and I took a weekend trip to Cincinnati.  We visit there a couple of times each year whenever we feel the need to get away for a bit.  It’s an easy drive there and … Continue reading

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Gift #1156: Art Journey #2

“Once upon a time…”  – are there any words that are more exciting?  Just hearing that phrase makes me tingle with excitement knowing that a story full of adventure, trials, travels, magic spells, and happy endings is sure to come.  … Continue reading

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Gift #1155: Luna Moth

I’m writing this blog on Saturday night wearing warm fuzzy pajamas while watching the snow fall …. at the end of March.  I’m trying not to be bitter about this, but at this point I’m nearly frantic for spring.  Since … Continue reading

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Gift #1154: Orchid Fever

My mood can best be summed up with the following quote:  “Now is the winter of our discontent.’  About the second week in February I start to lose it – I’ve had enough of winter and I can feel my … Continue reading

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Gift #1153: Art Elements February Challenge

After the excitement of having the moon for January’s theme, the Art Elements blog is back for another inspiring challenge – this time it’s birds of prey.  I was excited by this topic from the outset and spent some time … Continue reading

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Gift #1152: Of Moths and Moons Part 2

After a long hiatus, the Art Bead Scene blog is back with their monthly challenges!  Except now they’re not monthly challenges, but six week challenges so that we have more time to create – these are now called art journeys.  … Continue reading

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