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Beyond Italy

Now that I’ve caught you up on my Italy trip, it’s time for me to share some of the artwork I’ve been doing since we’ve been home. Before our trip, I would stare at my easel longingly. I was just post-surgery and my goal was to make sure my energy levels were high for Italy.

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A travelin’ girl

There hasn’t been much going in the ArtsyFran studio lately. Monday was my treatment, so I sort of had nothing but that and a long nap on Monday. Other than that, I’ve been focusing on getting my wrist healed. Writing has gotten much easier. and while waiting for an appointment yesterday I did some doodle

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One World – One Heart

I am delighted to be, once again, participating in the One World One Heart give-away. Here are the details: This year, I am giving away three (3) handmade pieces of art. To be entered to win you must leave a comment on THIS post. Only one comment per person will count. Comments must be received

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the verdict and art

Thank you to those of you who have sent me emails of hope that there was not a break in the wrist. Luckily, there was no break of bones, but two ligaments were torn. I’m using a wrist splint and will be for the next 3 weeks, when I get to have x-rays and follow-up

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New Painting

I’ve been painting again! It’s been great to have the brush in my hand on a regular basis. This one is finished. And Dave has claimed it for his office! I had started this canvas a while ago, but until I went to the Chihuly exhibit, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen with

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Creative Every Day This Week

Wow. It’s been a busy week, filled with creative endeavors. There is so much to share! This first painting I worked on for several hours yesterday. It has been a work in progress for well over a year. It started as a grid-based painting, in which I added some garnet gel and some gesso for

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Art Every Day Month – Lace Woman – Final

I am so excited to have completed this painting. I thought I was done on Saturday, but I showed my dear friend, Tracey, the painting and she mentioned that the tree was fighting with the face for attention. So, I used some Payne’s Gray to push it back into the background. I’m much happier with

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Art Every Day Month – WIP Day 2

Here is today’s progress on the face I’m painting for Embrace the Face! I reworked the background, added some detail to the face, and I collaged on the lace for the challenge. I think the face is more youthful than it was last time. I’m happier with it today, but it’s time to let it

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November

It’s November 4. Election Day here in the US. Please, if you have not yet voted, get out there and vote. I’ve made no secret of my support of Senator Barak Obama. I’ve had his badge in my sidebar for a while now. And, while this is not a political blog, I do urge you

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Return from the Red Rocks

Ah, really, there is nothing like the feeling of driving into Sedona. There is something about seeing those majestic red rock formations that just forces me to relax. It is one of the reasons I wanted to spend my birthday weekend up there. Another reason is that I am always inspired by the beauty of

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