Lake and river arts

Abstract Turquoise Art

Abstract Turquoise Art

Turquoise gallery wall For the love of turquoise. Whether it’s a chunky southwestern necklace or the perfect pop of color pillow, turquoise is a color that never really goes “out”. A little bit can go with any design. It is pretty clear I am a fan of this vibrant blue ….

Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else

Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else

  Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else Find your bliss. What kind of hippie shit is that? Well, it’s true. Find it. And say ‘Kiss off’ to anything else. (Within reason of course.) Here’s the thing. The odds of becoming an internet famous artist, without some seriously shrewd marketing, ….

What Kind of Art Should You Collect?

What Kind of Art Should You Collect?

  What kind of art should you collect? The short answer: Any kind you damn well want to. The longer answer needs to take a few things into consideration. If you love being a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of free spirit, then please just throw caution to the wind and indulge your ….

Making Art You Hate

Making Art You Hate

  Making Art You Hate Ok, Ok, the word “hate” is more for dramatic effect. Recently, I made a 20×20 abstract on a wood canvas that originally showed some potential. Then I went too far. Then I painted over it and started again. And then I took it too far ….

A Change In Seasons & A Mini Landscape

A Change In Seasons & A Mini Landscape

Our family went through a few changes recently. We added another child when our daughter, Naomi, was born at the end of summer. And we lost my father-in-law a couple months later to cancer. This was our first winter living on our new rural acreage, and what a winter it ….

Storing Fine Art in Your Home

Storing Fine Art in Your Home

Image via Closet Works Do you swap out art with the season’s? Or maybe rearrange pieces with redecorating? In any case, I sometimes wonder how many people store artwork at home when it’s not simply stored on their walls. Properly Storing Art at Home We’re only going over some basics ….

An Artist's Dilemma: Finding Time to Create

An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create

An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create Do you have TIME for art? In this chaotic world of hectic schedules, most of us don’t have time for much of anything. Most us do not have the luxury of just painting all day while bills pay themselves and the dishes take ….

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories?

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories?

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories? I’m a photo album person. I actually send my photo files to be printed out and I place them in albums in chronological order. I also have a themed album for each of my children, chronicling their first year. Apparently, no one does physical ….

The Uptown Art Fair In Minneapolis

The Uptown Art Fair In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair at Calhoun Square I left my heart….. In Calhoun Square…… Well, OK not really. My husband and I spent several years living in Uptown Proper in Minneapolis. We greatly enjoyed all the culture, entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, and lake trails. Even after our first child was ….