How to Make a Golden Dragon Wand

Here is the link to the playlist with the other tutorials I watched before making the dragon wand. https://vimeo.com/422197743

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Magic wands and fairy doors

The shipment of polymer clay arrived and work had begun on wands and doors. The wands are inspired by the costume project that includes tarot wand props. Doors are a theme in my recent work and these designs are inspired by Jake Folger, this guy, and I’m excited to move into dragons and mushrooms next.…

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New Work Up, Inspired by Art Inc., Audiobook

Recently I finished the Art Inc. Audiobook by Lisa Congdon. She did a great job of going over the details of ‘ Building Your Career as an Artist’. What I appreciated the most from listening to her was the attitude conveyed with her reading. It’s like a second layer of information is communicated with the tone of…

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16 small paintings – sunny ☀️ work in progress photos

This series is bright colors with metallic acrylics. The loose canvas rectangles are cut from a larger piece. The main painting from this canvas was double sided. I will put photos of the original in the collage below. A Rumi poem inspired some of this work. Physical separation of the head with a cut canvas…

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4 Door 12×12 paintings for CAW’s Ready to hang art show

CAW is an amazing community art space in Santa Barbara. Today they have a one day pop up show that features over 400 artworks, all 12×12 inches in size. I submitted four from my door series.

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Joyful old oil paint 🎨studio photos

You know that junk drawer in the desk?  I have something similar for oil paint. I haven’t purchased any new tubes because I’m moving toward non toxic art materials. Today I took some photos of the paint while I was working in the studio. It’s something I love, the oil painting process. Sometime the cap…

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New Painting: Dip into your dreams

  Standing back from this painting I felt a shock at the realization that it was suddenly done. The second wave of the surprise hit me just as fast, I like this painting. The colors are bold and muddy at the same time. It holds together just barely and I’m resisting the urge to tidy…

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