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Cloud Studies: Drawing On Nature for Balance


Written on September 5, 2016 at 5:00 am, by

I have been painting clouds lately.   I have been looking at beautiful August and September clouds, trying to capture the awesome power and uplift of  spirit I experience simply for observing the sky vistas afforded to me living in Wisconsin.  Whether driving or riding in a car, or walking my dog or simply stopping to  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, Biographical, Creaivity Coaching, Promotional Materials, Social networking, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Wisconsin Arts, Workshops and Classes

Artists! An Opportunity to Exhibit and Share Your Tiny Treasures


Written on May 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm, by

Create, Compete, and Participate with Your Tiny Art One of the real pleasures I receive as a part of my day job as Director of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) with the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, is working with the Wisconsin Regional Artist Association (WRAA) in supporting the creative work of other artists.   Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, arts leadership, Charity, Creative Play, donating art, Fundraising, Inspiration, On-Line sales, Plein air Painting, This and That

The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be”, April 15- May 11, 2014


Written on April 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm, by

  An exhibition The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be” is currently on display at the Lakeside Coffee House at 402 W Lakeside Street in Madison, WI until May 11, 2014.  This is a wonderful exhibition of non-traditional fiber works that have grown out of  weekly sewing sessions  session focused on  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Biographical, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Join in the Women’s Caucus for Art Conference in Chicago


Written on January 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm, by

I just registered for ‘Balance’ the Women’s Caucus for Art national conference in Chicago this February 12-15, 2014.  Early bird registration for the conference ends this Monday, January 6th, but you can continue to register for the conference through February 7th.  The WSC Conference parallels the College Art Association Conference, which offers its early bird  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, arts leadership, Biographical, Career Development, Diversity, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fundraising, Political Art, Social networking, This and That, Women Artists

Artsy Shark Interview and chance to join the Exquisite Uterus Project


Written on August 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by

I am honored to be the featured artist on the Artsy Shark blog this week.  Please check it out here or read the same below. Also, by way of an update on the Exquisite Uterus Project that Alison Gates and I are co-facilitating, the second call for participation is still out and artists planning on  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Beauty, Career Development, environmental art, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor

The high art of visibility: How I am learning to use social media to promote my art


Written on February 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm, by

There are lots of different ways for an artist to approach developing an on-line presence and build a social media network to bring visibility to their art. Developing a social media network is really developing an electronic way to stay in touch with people you know, and to meet and build relationships with others who share your interests.

Categories: art and technology, Career Development, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, On-Line sales, Promotional Materials, Social networking, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Watercolor

The Art of the Little Free Library: Its Always The Season To Read


Written on November 23, 2011 at 6:44 am, by

One-of-a-kind artist painted Little Free Libraries will be on display at the Story Pottery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin for the month of December. The non-profit Little Libraries project promotes reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world.

Categories: Activist Art, art collaboration, Creative Play, donating art, Fundraising, This and That

Activist Art: Art That Works


Written on May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am, by

Activist art is, by definition, historically specific. It aims to address particular cultural, political and social concerns with a view to producing concrete social change. It is interesting to me as an artist and an educator how seldom we find an analysis of what makes effective activist art a part of what we teach and learn, especially since we need it now more than ever.

Categories: Activist Art, Artist Resources, Diversity, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Political Art, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

The Double Edged Sword: Should Artists Donate Their Art?


Written on February 7, 2011 at 4:22 am, by

Most artists wrestle with being asked to donate artwork to multiple charity and silent auctions for organizations usually offering in exchange business-related results such as exposure, recognition, and a tax deduction. However the most an artist is likely to receive is a warm feeling for donating to a good cause. So, when do art donations make sense for the artist?

Categories: Charity, donating art, Fundraising, giclee prints, Promotional Materials, This and That, Watercolor

Reclaiming the Bluebird of Happiness in Art and Action


Written on November 23, 2010 at 2:30 am, by

My watercolor painting, Bluebirds Love Sumac, was painted in celebration of the fall sumac and the restoration of bluebird habitat. I’m delighted the painting was chosen for the cover of the 2011 Dane County Cultural Commission Calendar.

Categories: Fablous Artists, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Fundraising, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor