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SPRING (is coming)

It’s that time of year again — that time when faith in Spring’s arrival is called into action. Here in the midwest, there is fresh snow on the ground, and the temps are still below freezing, but please believe… Spring is … Continue reading

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SUMMER (for Albert)

This post is about a person, a place and a time. But mostly about a beautiful person. I will start with the place and time: summer at the Golden Dome. I spent more than summers in that dance studio on … Continue reading

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WINTER

<br> Resilient: adjective 1.(of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. <br> You’ve got to be resilient to survive a winter in Chicago. Your mettle is tested physically and mentally: … Continue reading

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AUTUMN

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Actually I appreciate each season, but autumn for the changing leaves. Maples are my favorite this time of year with their wide array of the orange/red spectrum: some moving toward pink, others almost … Continue reading

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Lillian E. Smith Center

Last month, I enjoyed a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains and a residency at the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts. Nancy and Robert Fichter are the gracious hosts of the Center. They have a way of making you feel … Continue reading

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Paul Klein on Fine Art vs. Craft

Paul Klein spoke on Fine Art vs. Craft at ARC Gallery in Chicago during the opening for Encaustic U.S.A. He was a co-juror for this exhibition along with Shelley Gilchrist. Paul also talked about guidelines for success for artists. The event was well attended. He … Continue reading

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Fairyland (A Book Review)

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father is a new book by Alysia Abbot. It recounts the story of a young girl growing up in San Francisco with an openly gay father. I had the pleasure of meeting Alysia while at residence … Continue reading

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