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Saying Goodbye to Calistoga

People say that letting go of a piece of art is like letting go of a child. I'm not totally sure that's true because while I do enjoy creating these paintings- especially those that tell such a personal story- I'm always thrilled when someone else is touched by my work and looks forward to having it in their home. So, I'm very happy to say good-bye to this painting I call 'Calistoga Arch' and hope that the new owner enjoys it as much- even more- than I have. The original is gone, but the image may well turn up in other products coming soon. Here are a few more pieces I've sold recently:

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Have I mentioned How Much I love my Tools?

This is not a paid post- I just have to shout out for the tools that make my work easier, better, tidier (is that a word?). I already used Shur-Line's mini rag rollers for my decorative painting business before Hosting Fresh Coat then becoming Shur-Line's spokesperson (2007-2010; a great run!) and a huge fan of their brushes and teflon coated trays. My favorite brushes are 1 1/2" square and angle. (Thank you, Paul and Shur-Line team) And I can't live without Fits-All Paint Can Spout (see the yellow and blue plastic thingies at the back of the counter?). I've used these for years to keep paint cans clean which keeps the paint fresh longer and the mess to a minimum....

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