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How to make the best cup of coffee: a studio must have

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How to make the best cup of coffee: a studio must have

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Coffee, java, cup o' joe... it's the first thing many people reach for in the mornings, and I am one of those people.  It is warm and soothing like a morning hug, it jump starts my brain, and it makes me easier to be around (ask my family).  It goes out the door with me so I can sip the warm liquid as I wait in the drop off line at my daughter's school, but my most favorite time to sip coffee is in the studio.

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What's next?

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What's next?

The 30 in 30 challenge is over so what now?

When I heard that artist Leslie Saeta was hosting a September 30 in 30 challenge, I hopped on board.  I love how this challenge gives that little extra boost to get into the studio, put paint to the canvas, and just play around with no pressure.  I usually have an expected outcome in mind when I'm painting, but for these challenges I allow myself grace and flexibility to experiment.

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Week 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge + some real life events

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Week 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge + some real life events

Beverly Gurganus Landscape painting

I can't believe we are nearing the end of the 30in30 challenge.  These past two weeks have been crazy around here juggling exciting family events and tune in the studio.  I had to prioritize where to spend my time and of coarse family comes first.  I'm rounding up both week 3 and week 4 in this post.

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Why I joined an art group

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Why I joined an art group

Are you thinking about joining an art/creative group?  I joined my artist association one year ago this coming October, and I’m so glad I did! 

Why I joined an art group…

If you told me a few years ago that I would voluntarily join an art group, I would tell ya that you’re crazy.  Ok, maybe I wouldn’t vocalize the words “you’re crazy”, but I’m pretty sure the look on my face would translate the same. 

 

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