Artist Blog

An inside look at the studio

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My studio, is upstairs and downstairs.. and sometimes at my computer desk too. However, I have most of my art studio upstairs so I can try and stay organized with paints, brushes, canvases, inventory and more. During summer I often try to airbrush downstairs in the garage, but it gets way too cold in winter. So I have a special filter fan I put in the window when airbrushing upstairs. I must admit, there is sometimes more dog hair on the carpet then you can see in the pictures. Cleo is a cutie, but she is very fluffy and she...

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What made me become an artist?

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What made me become an artist?

My favorite thing to draw and paint is and has always been horses. As long as I can remember I love horses. In fact, I've seen pictures of my baby crib that my dad had made. It had a horse on it. Yes, really. I always liked to draw and paint, did a lot of drawing and doodling. My brother had books on art and I remember going to borrow his book on how to draw horses. I didn't really have any how to draw books that I can remember. I did have coloring books, and quite a few of...

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How to mat a print in an archival safe manner

There are different ways to mat a print of course, you could use the adhesive spray for mounting prints for one thing, but I prefer something less definite. It is important to keep in mind that although some glues say they are repositionable, it is often only so for a little bit. Plus it is a good idea to use a roller of some sort for that because you are likely to end up with bubbles (not cool!). I prefer the hinge method. You can use double sided tape which makes it a tiny bit easier I suppose, but it...

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Not "just a dog"

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A dog isn't "just a dog" like you might hear some people say. It is a companion, a best friend, someone that understands you and will listen to you. It's a friend where words are welcome but not necessary. I happened to come across this beautiful video on youtube. If you, like me, think a dog is not "just a dog" but so much more, it is family, then you might enjoy this video too.

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The Newf Reviews - Softbite Flexible Disc

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It is the newfie's Youtube debut. Check it out! Softbite Flexible disc is a soft frisbee that has very durable fabric. Our newfie loves to play tug (as you can see in the video), and the disc holds up very well. You used to be able to find it at Petsmart and I actually had a link for it. When I went to try and pin the post on pinterest, I realized the Petsmart link didn't work anymore. I tried searching Petsmart's site for it but couldn't find it. However, you can find this soft frisbee on Amazon still (as of...

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