Category Archives: Art

A fantastic find

The amazing Austin Kleon pointed me to Quotenik, which is an amazing site for quotes from creative people. I LOVE this entry, from a poet I have long admired: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your … Continue reading

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Increasing addiction

The travel sketchbook, or carnet de voyage, is HUGE in France. There are festivals devoted to them in lots of places. Artists come from all over Europe to show off their work. I’ve now been to two, and am booked … Continue reading

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Blissful quote

Via the marvelous Austin Kleon:  You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what … Continue reading

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Recapturing my creative self

The last couple of weeks have been a long, hard slog. Work took me to Berlin and to Paris, both, of course, glorious locations, though I mainly saw the interiors of our meetings and hotel rooms. Arrived home Wednesday, limp … Continue reading

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Daily rituals

I am reading a superb book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I’ve only gotten through about 20 pages, and am already astonished by what makes people tick–by which I mean coffee, sugar, alcohol, amphetamines, and sleeping pills! Highly recommended so … Continue reading

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Photo tour

Pictures I have been meaning to upload: Below is an “art” exhibit Roger and I saw at the Tate Modern in London earlier this year. Wondering where the art is? That crack in the floor, folks. For real. Below that, … Continue reading

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February gets off to a good start

Two days into a new month. So far it’s a sight better than January. Check out the new photo album. I’ve been baking, and today I took a really fun class from friend Loretta Marvel, over at Pomegranates and Paper. … Continue reading

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Shufflin’ back from Buffalo

Here is the fabulous studio where Dana and I took a class from Margaret Martin last weekend in Buffalo. So many things to paint and to look at! It was supposed to be a flower-painting class, but for some crazy … Continue reading

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Weird, wacky, wonderful

Roger and I went to see an exhibit of Tim Hawkinson’s work (among a half dozen or so other events!) at the Whitney this weekend. I went around saying the guy was mad as a hatter, a genius, one of … Continue reading

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