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Out fishing

Actually, I’m chewing on my love for art journals. I think back on some years ago when a friend and I sat in a Texas eatery. She mentioned that I had a degree in arts management, and I needed to … Continue reading

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Please Pass the Art

If I recall correctly, an African-American proverb suggested that you’ll enter the New Year (for the sake of argument, we’ll use January 2014 as the New Year marker) in the same fashion as you left the old year. In other … Continue reading

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La Cheapette’s Tips for Art Kits as Gifts

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For the curious, the pic shows my fooling around with watercolor wash (Sennelier and Holbein watercolors), acrylic pen (Pitt Artist pen), Conte Crayons, and extra soft pastels (Sennelier). As you can see, I didn’t have a handle on clear stamping … Continue reading

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A December Freebie

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For those who enjoy a dip in the paints and pencils every now and then, Strathmore Artist Papers offers free online workshops at this writing. Initially, I had trouble getting into  the site. The workshop pages took too long to … Continue reading

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R.I.P Mandela

Many  years ago when I lived in Chicago, I strolled along Michigan Avenue when a young chap jumped in my path and handed me a flyer about something called “apartheid.” Because young folks (although he was about five or six … Continue reading