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The Art of Imperfection- week 4's painting challenge

    This picture inspired this week's painting (thank you for this beautiful little desk calendar by Tushita, Debbie!) Japanese block prints are full of symbols and allegories- I love the colors and exquisite execution. For my own work, I prefer imperfection and the layering of color and texture with unusual tools and mediums to create unexpected surfaces and playful patterns. Even imperfection takes time to execute though and I'm finding that to keep up with the other areas of my life, these paintings have to be more like sketches, ideas, quickies of the images I see in my mind and would like to create. I'm also finding that texture and pattern are re-emerging in my work as I consider...

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Bursting Out in 2013

I'm not much of a 'resolution gal', but where 2012 felt like the year of decisions and grown up moves, 2013 feels like the year of action. So, I'm challenging myself to do a painting a week for the next six (yep, 6) months. Here's my first piece... I love where my business is now and wouldn't trade my professional decisions for anything, but I do miss painting and spending my time being creative and well, colorful!, so I'm excited to give this a whirl and see what happens. It wasn't hard at all to get started, but I did cancel my cable to help keep me motivated. I also continue to follow these two blogs that always inspire me...

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