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Wild Webs


The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. ~ Pablo Picasso

All the colors I’m playing with in my paintings have been so stimulating, I decided to play with color in some photos…

I’m still such a novice when it comes to editing photos, I often prefer SOOC ( straight out of the camera). But I think some of these spiderwebs shots really lend themselves to tweaking … what do you think? Here are the SOOC shots so you can compare.

Which do you prefer?

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Aug 03, 2012 | Post by: Christine 6 Comments

Patchwork Postcards


In the crazy quilt of life, I’m glad you’re in my block of friends. ~Author Unknown

I had so much fun taking part in Kat Solma’s Liberate Your Art postcard exchange. I decided to do some patchwork postcards in honor of quilting bees.

Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong century, I love that pioneer women gathered together to chat and sew on a regular basis, they made quilts for warmth and as an art form to hang on walls. There’s something about co-creating that totally engages me. I wish women gathered to create more often and appreciate that at least we gather virtually :)

Most days I feel like I was born at the perfect time. I think technology is so exciting. Things like getting to meet ‘strangers’ via social media is awesome, even if we have not met in person YET, I just adore that we gather regularly online. And, those of you who I am lucky enough to know in person, I feel like I know you better because of our connection here. I’m sooooo grateful for all your kind comments and emails.

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I did not read the directions on the exchange and when I went to mail them, I found the instructions and realized that I actually have to send printed cards rather than the originals! Part of me is bummed and part of me is thrilled, I really like how these came out and now I get to live with them longer. But I’m also committed to getting my art out there, I think I’ll frame a couple of these originals and put them up for sale :)

I’d love you feed back… when I print the postcards, should I include my website name on the front of the card like this ↓ or just on the back? And, I always like to know favorites?

Thanks for your help :)

UPDATE 9-13-2012

Here are the cards I got in the mail over the past few weeks. It’s been so much fun to network with new artists. I hope I find the owners to all of these beautiful cards.



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Aug 01, 2012 | Post by: Christine 16 Comments

Bee Happy


Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

How was your weekend? I had a good one filled with hiking and painting. Plus, I caught up with my favorite podcasts, and watched some good movies. My favorite was Queen of the Sun, have you seen this documentary? Bee’s are so amazing, they’ve been feeding on these blossoms in the back yard …

I hope the bees can hang on till we get our act together ! I’m not sure why this little one was hanging upside down?

The movie is on netflix instant Q or if you don’t have time for the movie, you can hear more about the documentary on this podcast The Bee Show on PRI.

Do you have favorite podcasts? I love APM the Story, PRI to the Best of our Knowledge, Fresh Air,  This American Life, Savage Love, Freakonomics :)

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Jul 29, 2012 | Post by: Christine 3 Comments
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