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Joe’s Claim to Fame

Friday morning, Joe was presented (ta-da!) from behind rolling portable walls to some 34 tots and their families at Olbrich Gardens  On the Pond series.  Presenter Jennifer Sterling first read Melvin the Turtle.There were creative turtle projects for the little ones to make, and then there was time to visit the real thing
Posted  on May 21, 2014
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Find Your Inner Artist

I’m going to be teaching at the Chroma Art Bar in Fort Atkinson on May 22 (evening class), June 14 (Sat. class) and June 19 (Thu. class). I ‘ve decided to also teach two other styles of painting, too.  The classes are very small and, besides being able to have a beer if you want, you
Posted  on May 10, 2014
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Learn to Paint My Artistic Leaves

Coming up on Saturday, May 3, I’m going to be teaching a 3-hour workshop that shares my secret technique for painting my leaves at the Chroma Art Bar in Fort Atkinson. The class is open to six people – with additional classes to be added if there is enough interest.
Posted  on April 15, 2014
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Joe Goes to Hollywood (Sort of)

Coming up on May 16th, my turtle, Joe, makes his acting debut at Olbrich Gardens.  It’s a special series for tots to learn about animals ‘around the pond.’  The class is already filled (it’s small, so it filled up quickly).  A frog, a worm and a turtle (Joe) will be there
Posted  on April 2, 2014
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Catfish River Arts & Antiques

I know it’s true that nothing lasts forever, but seeing this fantastic, historically preserved building closing its doors is just heart breaking.  As one of the workers who shared in the blood, sweat & tears of its creation, I promise you it’s worth the trip to check it out and
Posted  on March 19, 2014
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Great Art for a Great Cause

The Annual Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser is back!  All are welcome to attend the opening reception April 11 at the Artisan Gallery in Paoli.  In case you’ve never heard of or been to this event,  it’s art that’s all created with recycled materials.   This year I’ve used recycled reverse-plated chromophotography
Posted  on March 7, 2014
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I am really sorry that people don’t enjoy winter.  I have so much fun that I think I’d like a vacation in Alaska!  When it’s warm out, you can’t see your breath, the bugs take over and you can’t sleep under soft cozy covers like a bear.   In winter,
Posted  on February 18, 2014
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When I was growing up, getting your ears pierced was something of a right of passage to being an adult.  You had to wait until you were 16 years old.  Not at all sure why that was, but I think it was.     I had found some cute 14k
Posted  on February 5, 2014
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Winter Light

Though I would not want to be working outside fixing telephone poles, I really LIKE winter a lot.  I’m pretty sure it has to do with the angle of the earth that makes the sun’s light seem a brighter white.  Even without the snow, it’s a much clearer light … and then
Posted  on January 22, 2014