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Letting Go and Moving On in Retirement. May It Lead to New Artwork, at Least.

It happened to me, what was unthinkable…..running out of money and resources in retirement; this Boomer who never planned for the future and was blind-sided by job losses and home equity losses, et al, blah blah blah.  Now made the … Continue reading Letting Go and Moving On in Retirement. May It Lead to New Artwork, at Least.

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Women Artists in Dallas Rock the Galleries

This is a thrill, indeed for this Dallas gal-artist!  I’ve got 5 cloth dolls and one portrait oil painting in the show!  For a sneak peak, visit: the Small Gallery   Here on my blog, I’ve updated some pages, As … Continue reading Women Artists in Dallas Rock the Galleries

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Frida Kahlo-Inspired Gallery Exhibit at The Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake

A collection of photos follows from the recent curated exhibit at The Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake in Dallas.  Although I tried to capture each piece of the installation, I offer my sincere apologies to any artist … Continue reading Frida Kahlo-Inspired Gallery Exhibit at The Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake

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In Order to Execute One Task, I Drift Off Into Another In Search of the Elusive Muse

Evolving Studio Reorganization A few weeks ago, before launching into some new projects, I decided my living room/studio required another sort and rearrange.  Besides gaining some wiggle room I found an old sketchbook with drawings from my foray into the … Continue reading In Order to Execute One Task, I Drift Off Into Another In Search of the Elusive Muse

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Hope Returns and Sharing Maker Inspiration

I continue to rework some older cloth dolls as the mood strikes me.  I am still incubating ideas for new pieces.  Often, before I fall asleep, I rehearse a technique and assemble all the parts completely in my head.  I … Continue reading Hope Returns and Sharing Maker Inspiration

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The Boomer Digital Learning Curve + Self-Doubt = Just One More Challenge

Hip hip hurrah!  During Thanksgiving week, a woman in New York purchased one of my paintings from my new Etsy site!  My God, I was so proud and pleased (still am) because this was validation that my art mattered, it … Continue reading The Boomer Digital Learning Curve + Self-Doubt = Just One More Challenge

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Sometimes It Just All Goes Terribly Wrong. Until You Work Through It.

Well, that’s a bit of an overstatement about my irritations today, but I’m still in a twit over it and needing to just get over myself.  Nothing’s so irritating as knowing just enough about computers and blogs and social media … Continue reading Sometimes It Just All Goes Terribly Wrong. Until You Work Through It.