Art Matters

Gertrude Stein on living life creatively, and a stroll thru Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

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Gertrude Stein on living life creatively, and a stroll thru Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

Gertrude Stein, a well-known writer who lived in Paris for many years, was admired by many -- including the likes of Pablo Picasso & Ernest Hemingway, among many others. In addition to her writing, she is also remembered for the extraordinary "salons" she hosted in her Paris home...

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Who are you? Take time to look around 👓

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Who are you? Take time to look around 👓

Most of us have our favorite time of year, what's yours? Whatever it is, embrace it ... because it's authentically & completely you...

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A negative perspective can be a good thing ;-)

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A negative perspective can be a good thing ;-)

Looking & seeing are two very different things. And when it comes to art there's a concept we're going to talk about today that will help you see things differently & actually more completely. A way of seeing that will improve your ability to look at life thru a more creative & artistic lens...

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A deep dive into the creation of the "Gargoyles of Notre Dame" watercolor + encaustic collection

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A deep dive into the creation of the "Gargoyles of Notre Dame" watercolor + encaustic collection

Recently I've been creating a lot of art that combines my love of watercolor + my love of encaustic...

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Everything you always wanted to know about encaustic, but were afraid to ask ;-)

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Everything you always wanted to know about encaustic, but were afraid to ask ;-)

So here's the thing, to many of you the art medium of encaustic is totally unfamiliar territory -- or at best you have a vague understanding of what it is. And for those who do know what it is, well you may see it as unusual, or maybe even a bit exotic or quirky...

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