Category Archives: Creative Play

The high art of visibility: How I am learning to use social media to promote my art

There are lots of different ways for an artist to approach developing an on-line presence and build a social media network to bring visibility to their art. Developing a social media network is really developing an electronic way to stay in touch with people you know, and to meet and build relationships with others who share your interests. 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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The Art of the Little Free Library: Its Always The Season To Read

One-of-a-kind artist painted Little Free Libraries will be on display at the Story Pottery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin for the month of December. The non-profit Little Libraries project promotes reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world. Continue reading

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Quilter Sally Noland: Artist in Fabric

Sally Noland is a wonderful painter but her artistic passions really lay in fibers. I asked Sally to share the story of her passion for quilting in her own words, and to mention some of the quilters that have influenced her own creative journey.

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An Art Workshop Were Everyone is a Learner and Everyone is a Teacher

Teaching others is a critical part of my creative process. My workshops remind me of the expansive possibilities and promise of my favorite medium, watercolor, as well as of how mixed-media collage can make use of visual materials to aid creative thinking processes. Continue reading

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

The final day of the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. I cannot believe the thirty-third day has come so quickly. This has been an amazing experience. Continue reading

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Day Thirty-two –Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day thirty-two 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 Thirty-one — Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day thirty-one 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 Twenty-nine –Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-nine 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 Twenty-seven – -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

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

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