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Update on Leather Handbag Practice Project

My fingers are really sore from the hand sewing.  That was to be expected especially when using a thick material such as leather.  Despite the special three sided needle and poking holes with the awl like tool, it is still

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Posted in Art, Goals, Preparation

On pins and needles in ……anticipation

I have a friend that wants to have a Star Wars costume made, and right now he’s in the process of deciding what costume to choose.  We narrowed it down to either a Mandorlorian or a Jedi Temple Guard.  Depending

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Posted in Costume, Preparation, Star Wars

Halloween Costume Panic!

It’s that time of the year again when one’s imagination and fantasies lead them down that road to deciding on a costume for Halloween.  And regardless of what direction one takes – scary, sexy, humorous, literary, or film characters, there

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Posted in Art, Culture, Halloween, Inspiration, Preparation

An Art Contest!!

Normally the idea of begging people to vote for me in an art contest would seem tacky, but it seems that life has changed and it’s all about marketing.  I’m not real good at marketing.  I was never the kid

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Posted in Art, Education, Painting, Preparation

Seize the Opportunity!

The Fall semester is just about to start and I know my free time will become much less.  Free time is so rare, but when you have it – seize it!  Take advantage of that free time and do something

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Practice with Charcoal

I am about to start my first Graduate course for my MFA.  I am excited and scared.  You see, many years ago, I was accepted into a MA program for English, and I completed 2/3 of that program until expenses

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Preparing for Online Art Class

As an artist in this day and age no one will even look at your work unless you know someone or have at least a Master’s level degree, so I have decided to get my MFA in painting.  I’d really

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Posted in Art, Goals, Online Study, Preparation, Uncategorized