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Teaching Watercolor Makes Me a Better Artist


Written on June 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm, by

I just finished a wonderful four-day watercolor intensive. It was preceded by a month-long once a week nature journaling class offered at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  Both were wonderful experiences for me as the guide and facilitator.  I argue that its always better to learn from someone who loves what they are teaching, especially  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Career Development, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Spring Art Classes Follow April Flowers


Written on April 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm, by

Open Studio Time ! If you are in Madison on May 1, please plan to stop by my studio at 2017 Jenifer Street between 11:00 -5:00 and see what I am up to.  I will be participating in the 6th Annual Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk. It is an annual self-guided art walk through our wonderful  Continue Reading »

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The Flowers Are Burning: Incandescent Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel and Mary Kay Neumann


Written on July 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm, by

As an artist I spend plenty of time alone in my studio working on my watercolors, but in recent years I have also found it very fulfilling to work in collaboration with other artists.  Now I consider myself to be a serial collaborator.   Some of those collaborations I have written about here, describing: the 2011   Continue Reading »

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Jean Towgood: A Memorial Exhibition


Written on November 20, 2013 at 12:02 am, by

“I am exploring a painterly myth for myself to explain the power of what I see and feel. Nature is a mystery- volcanic activity hidden from view by steam and the earth’s crust. To know the earth through the senses is to experience it sensually and intimately. Death took Jean Towgood, Huntington Beach artist and women’s  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Diversity, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Gesture painting, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Women Artists

The Exquisite Uterus Project: The Art of Resistance -UPDATE


Written on September 6, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

This blog was originally published in September of 2012 to celebrate  the first exhibition of the Exquisite Uterus Art of Resistance Project.  The project and the need continues.  We have just invited another round of artist to join the project and continue to exhibit the wonderful uteri to collaboratively raise our voices on the issues  Continue Reading »

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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 »

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The Art Of Resistance: The Exquisite Uterus


Written on May 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm, by

Uterus Flag Project

The more I have looked the more I have found systematic outrage across the country at the efforts to regulate women’s reproductive lives by imposing particular moral and religious perspectives. ..Many individuals, including artists, are fighting back in our own ways.

Categories: Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Social networking, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Arts

Creativity Lessons: Art, Nature, and Finding Our Inner Voices


Written on May 4, 2012 at 5:32 am, by

Wyoming Valley School Cultural Center

Join us for Art Workshops at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Wyoming Valley School Cultural Center outside of Spring Green Wisconsin.

Categories: Ability, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes

New paintings by Mary Kay Neumann, 'Art Still Has Truth, Take Refuge There'


Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by

In her new exhibition Mary Kay Neumann’s wet-into-wet watercolor florals are alive with emotions of joy, conflict, and and the intrinsic beauty of life.

Categories: Ability, Art Techniques, donating art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Lessons in Creativity


Written on April 17, 2011 at 2:56 am, by

Accepting my limitations takes on a enjoyable sense of victory when I remember to treat those limitations as intellectual challenges that require me to find creative alternatives.

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