The weather is becoming an issue

Even in here in our snow globe in the woods.

The bad part
Yesterday, one of our cats horked all over all my pants.

The good part
But then I got to go paint with my Tuesday painters group AND (shameless plug here) submit two big watercolors for the Cazenovia, NY Winterfest.

Today

The bad part
I just strolled into my studio to find water coming through the ceiling onto a pile of watercolor paintings.

The good part.
It’s fixed and this one is there at the Cazenovia Public Library!
Reception Thursday 4-6

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Tomorrow is the last time, promise

Tomorrow is the second and last chance for you to see the Cazenovia Art Trail! I am having a real nice time with some artists I know and meeting some new ones. I am hurting a little less so am psyched for tomorrow.

One more peek

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A little digital painting like one I did paint in watercolor. Only available online at a site not yet determined to use.

Good night, all.

Cazenovia Art Trail, part one

I had a great time yesterday at the Cazenovia Art Trail, Cazenovia, NY.

We had a roomful of all kinds of painters. Put our stuff all around the beautiful community room. the Art Trail folk had done a great job with maps, locations, pics of our work.

I learned that small sells very well in this economy. sold a bunch of watercolor postcards in little bags. well, they are water colors…

Here’s one, and thanks to friends who drove from far away just to see me. Gee whiz….

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this one still needs work, but it’s colorful!

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one more fall treat

this is a little Golden QoR watercolor on Yupo. QoR is the most saturated pigment I have ever used. On Yupo, which is plastic paper, color goes wild. This one will be on Redbubble and Café Press, along with a bunch of others.

I’ll have cards, mugs, all kinds of stuff available. They print, they ship. You get art in the mail. I hope everyone will be patient until next week. Until then, today’s treat.

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See you Saturday in Cazenovia, NY library, and thanks for reading.

Tuesday painters’ day

Hi there. I have been struggling with pain and getting ready for the Cazenovia Art Trail, starting this Saturday, 4 October and next, October 11 at the library in Cazenovia, NY.

Thankfully, my galoot husband Dana has organized my studio by kind. Then he pulled all the paintings from all over the place onto our studio table. We sorted by size, and then I made three piles from each size: finished, more work needed, and paint over.

All we have to do is bag em and tag em. Most of my watercolors are painted from edge to edge meaning they sometimes get mounted. Whew.

Painting is the easy part!

today’s peek

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trying again

Today I was greeted by a dead cellphone. Aaack.

But I really need help from you guys to spread my Indiegogo campaign, please.

I am trying to raise money for mats and frames for the annual Cazenovia Art Trail. I am way new at crowdfunding. Have had a lot of comments by people with no followers as to how I can help by sending them money!

So
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/940887/emal/6696653

is my link. We are way broke and I was juried into this show. If anyone has suggestions or even is able to contribute, I have some perks up. Thank you all for all of your comments, likes and shares.

Another painting peek

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hello from chilly ny

Hello, it’s been a long time. Very serious family emergency.

But I am Baa-a-ck

And in need of advice. I was juried into the second annual Cazenovia Art Trail. It happens on October 4 and 11 and I will be in the Cazenovia Library with three other terrific artists: Toloa Perry, Drayton Jones and Rick Marchant.

My problem is cash to mat and/or frame my paintings. I have plenty of paintings. Do any of you know which crowd-funding source would be best?

Indiegogo has been suggested.

Here is a peek

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gray monday

Hi there,
Sorry to have posted so infrequently, my reader.

I have been painting like crazy to get ready for Cazenovia Art Trail this fall. I am thrilled to have been asked. October 3 and 10 I will be at the Cazenovia Library with other award-winning painters. A little brag, pardon me.

My selfie painting ran in Al Dia, a great newspaper in Philly. The writer, Sabrina Vourvoulias, is a longtime friend. She asked me to write a few graphs about Frida Kahlo, who painted self portraits. She was a fiery woman as described. I love her work.

saturday morning

A little later: caffeinated, medicated, in less pain, thanks. And thanks for reading my rant. I always get over it, usually without so much yapping.

And I did not make another art opening. Fucking pain. Anyway it’s here, for sale, 30 by 22 inches. Two months, coffee, watercolor, other fun stuff, charcoal. Please buy? I am whining. Will stop now. Cheers everyone.

Here’s one done in North Carolina

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it’s been awhile….

I am happy to have new followers today!

So I decided to explain me a bit.
artist
writer
editor
searching for humor
missing journalism
career art, write, edit, design

long pause in which I was raped four times and then tried alcohol therapy after the auto accident which disabled me in 1982. I was rear-ended in my truck by a fuel delivery truck. Alcohol is addictive and a depressant. That took awhile to sink in, with therapy.

think 16 tons

so now I paint, try to be not depressed, get regular pain treatment

and my husband became completely disabled in a work accident

so now we are two caregivers taking care of each other. It ain’t easy

But we’re still here

And a painting by me. (it’s for sale; can I say that?)

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Spring!

From last Fridays photo challenge. I am posting late. This the view down the drive from a past year because the colors I love are not yet here.

The sun is out. I will finish my endless painting outside!

Here’s a spring

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selfies

the first time I posted this painting I had found a category in G+ labeled selfies. Thought it meant, well, self portraits. Silly me. I got many questions similar to “how did you DO that?”

Then I looked some more after answering “I painted it.” I was in the wrong place. he he

Then the other day a big-time ballplayer thrust a cellphone in front of the President of the United States and snapped a selfie of himself and the President. Mr. Obama stayed graceful and in the spirit of the event.

I learned today that the fancy ball player had the morning before signed a contract with Samsung and used this national honor occasion to promote the phone. I find the behavior reprehensible.

I could sputter a few more graphs, but I’ll just leave it at that……sputter, fume, try not screaming… sputter.

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