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Day Three-Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days


Written on July 7, 2011 at 1:40 am, by

Welcome to day three in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days: Two of 33


Written on July 6, 2011 at 7:02 am, by

Welcome to day two in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. So far so good.

Categories: A Painting A day, Ability, art collaboration, Beauty, Fablous Artists, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Women Artists

A Beauty Manifesto: Art As Resistance"


Written on June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm, by

“The making of beauty and of art says that we are alive and we have this beauty within us.” Ann Schaffer, artist

Categories: Activist Art, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Political Art, Watercolor, Women Artists

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.

Categories: Ability, Artist Resources, Biographical, Disability, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Women Artists

Your Don’t Always Know What You Got ‘Til Its Gone so don’t let the Wisconsin Arts Board go!


Written on April 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm, by

It will be easier to save the Wisconsin Arts Boards than get it back once its has been dissolved, so lets advocate to save the agency now so we have something to rebuild when our economy improves. Lets not regret in the future what we can work to save today.

Categories: Activist Art, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Arts

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

Building an Art Career: How to become a Juggling Women


Written on August 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm, by

There is no doubt about it, building an art career is a lot of work. It has been quite an interesting and productive period of time for me recently as I work to balance my multiple interests: art making, day job, teaching, and planning and promotions for future and current projects.

Categories: Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes

My Art Appears on Refrigerators All Over The Country


Written on August 16, 2010 at 9:47 pm, by

I’m a firm believer in using several kinds of art cards as visual reminders of my artwork with my contact information attached to get my art out in the world. Sometimes it takes a while for people to be in a position to purchase a piece and I want to make it easy to find me when the time comes. I’ll talk about the many kinds of art cards and their uses.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Charity, Fundraising, Promotional Materials, This and That, Uncategorized

Still, Still Thinking About Career Development for Artists


Written on July 19, 2010 at 4:58 am, by

My art making is a process of visual exploration of ideas or concerns. The resulting artworks document my creative and critical thinking. After a process of editing I choose the best of the visual texts to share with the world.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor

Still Thinking About Career Development For Artists


Written on July 9, 2010 at 2:17 am, by

You might think its talent or education that is required to make art, and while both are foundational repeatedly you will hear artists talking about acquiring three things, 1) adequate time, 2) adequate space, and 3) adequate money.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Uncategorized