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DIY – Light Your Paintings Yourself

DIY – Light Your Paintings Yourself

Light Your Paintings Without Calling an Electrician You just bought a beautiful piece of art and brought it home. The light just isn’t right, and it doesn’t look as good as it did in the gallery. You do a little research and understand you SHOULD have installed track...

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DIY – Light Your Paintings Yourself

DIY – Light Your Paintings Yourself

Light Your Paintings Without Calling an Electrician You just bought a beautiful piece of art and brought it home. The light just isn’t right, and it doesn’t look as good as it did in the gallery. You do a little research and understand you SHOULD have installed track...

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One Iris

One Iris

My first little iris is blooming. What a cheerful welcome this morning. I hear it is 30 degrees below zero back east. That was normal growing up in Quebec. 30 degrees below zero was not on the news back then. It was just January. Freezing one’s ears was a thing in...

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You are invited . . .

You are invited . . .

Today I am writing to let you know that my work will be on display at the San Juan Island Museum of Art (SJIMA) February 14, 4 – 8 pm. Admission is FREE. Enjoy refreshments and music too. Valentine’s Day and 4th Anniversary Celebration   The event is on...

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Snow

The snow falls heavy and fast Not getting out of my driveway today  

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Winter Yoga

Winter Yoga

The days get really short as Christmas approaches in the Pacific Northwest. We get into some weather that many islanders grumble about. I tell people; the short days and rainy weather are what keeps out the riff raff. I have to admit, I like the short days, I like the...

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I Am A Dirty Woman

I Am A Dirty Woman

I Am a Dirty Woman It has come to my attention that I am a dirty woman. I am an artist. I live on an Island. Not that living on an island constitutes dirty living, but there are more opportunities for unkempt activities. I cook. I garden and I hang around with horses...

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I Am Famous On An Island

I Am Famous On An Island

Shortly after I moved from San Juan Island to Colorado in 2003, I had a booth at an art show, and I overheard my oldest daughter telling a potential customer that her mother, me, was famous on an island.  I think any artist living on this island gets some exposure of...

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What A Painting Wants

What A Painting Wants

Inspiration I love to hike Jackle’s Lagoon on San Juan Island. A quick walk through the old growth forest brings me to a lagoon. It’s like finding a magical secret place for the first time every time. Process I have a painting of a tree. It is 30x40 inches and dark....

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