Category Archives: Biographical

Moved to a new blog address. Join me!

Artist Helen Klebesadel has moved her art blog to her new website at http://klebesadel.com/blog/ Continue reading

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Painting ‘Plein Air’ Watercolors and Creating Visual Memories

Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory. Continue reading

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Day Twelve -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twelve in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Four-Two Artists Share A Painting A Day For 33 Days

This is day four in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Breaking the Isolation of the Artist Studio Through Collaboration or Playing Nicely With Others

I love nothing better than working in my art studio alone. I hunger for it. I work hard to protect my art time from other obligations. I can spend endless hours painting, creating, and seeking that place of flow that is timeless and thrilling. It is my favorite thing to do right up until it becomes lonely, oppressive, and isolating. Continue reading

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A Beauty Manifesto: Art As Resistance”

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

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Lessons in Creativity

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. Continue reading

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Knots, Braids, and Twinings: An Artist Explores Social Media

I spent a rousing evening with the Arts Matters folks discussing the difference between using social media for ‘marketing’ your art and using it to build creative community (I’m an advocate for the latter). Continue reading

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Building an Art Career: How to become a Juggling Women

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. Continue reading

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My Art Appears on Refrigerators All Over The Country

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. Continue reading

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