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Small Business Saturday SALE

As the year begins to wind to an end I find myself in my usual contemplative state, and also in a state of total shock that 2019 is just around the corner.  It was just a year ago that Seth and I were sitting at the dining room table discussing what we wanted out of the upcoming year.  The decision was made that we would rent out our condo in Cap Hill, move back to the Vail Valley, and that fingers crossed, I would be able to find work. I put in for my leave of absence from teaching, and quickly began scouring the Vail Daily classifieds looking for potential job leads.  The search was eventually met with a question...

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The Days after Dallas.

The days following shows are hard.  Actually shows are just hard in general, but I find the recovery from them especially exhausting.  I just returned from Dallas, Texas, where I did my first out of state show.  It was a decent show, I sold my favorite piece to a lovely couple from the area, which made the trip down there worth it.  I also, learned a lot in my first experience traveling a decent distance to a show.  Like a twelve hour drive is really hard, especially after busting your butt for four consecutive days, and especially when driving in the snow and wind of Northern Texas…. What makes recovery do hard is that you are still so PUMPED UP,...

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Art Resin!

I have always admired work that has a coat of epoxy resin on it.  Something about the gloss has always made me want to try it.  I have also always been quite fearful of trying epoxy resin, thinking that it was extremely toxic (and many types are) and hard to work with.

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The In Between

I am living in "the in between" space of life right now.  The space where you have made a lot of big decisions and choices, but as for right now- nothing is certain.

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That Butterfly Lady

Most artists probably just go to the library and look at books, or hit a museum for inspiration. I buy things.  I surf the internet looking for cool things and then I buy them.  Maybe it's a new tool.  Maybe it's new materials.  But that night, almost ten years ago, I found a website in Australia that sold butterflies.  I was amazed by the variety of colors, shapes and patterns.  I carefully selected $100 worth of bugs, then painfully put $60 of them back.  I waited three weeks until the box of dead bugs appeared in my mailbox.  And then.... nothing.  I still had no ideas, and now I had no ideas and a box of dead bugs.

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