Month: July 2011

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The Artful Life: On Vacation and Honoring Family Time | Elysian Studios

The Artful Life: On Vacation and Honoring Family Time Categories: family, vacation Left: My Grandma Joey and I building puzzles c. 1980 Right: My son Jackson and Grandma Joey building puzzles in 2011 “When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.”  ~Joyce Brothers If you’ve wondered where I’ve been, I’ve decided …

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May 2011 | Elysian Studios

Grammar Doesn’t Count on Vacation! Image by tylerdurden1 via Flickr “ROAD TRIP!” My family and I are about to embark on an old-fashioned American road trip to Indiana to celebrate a family wedding.  Oh, gone are the days when you can just shlep some flip-flops, shorts and tees in a suitcase and hop in the car to start …

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January 2011 | Elysian Studios

New Endeavors: Please Pardon Our Mess! The Artful Life: 10 Crafty Tips to Boost a Child’s Self-Confidence and Improve Academic Performance The Artful Life: 10 Crafty Tips to Boost a Child’s Self-Confidence and Improve Academic Performance: #10 As parents, we strive to help our children grow up to be healthy, productive adults. Times are changing …

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July 2011 | Elysian Studios

How Seurat, Signac & Pointillism Influenced My New Painting “Sunday at La Grande Jatte” by George Seurat    Have you ever seen “La Grande Jatte” at the Chicago Art Institute and imagined the exhilarating experience of stepping right into the enormous canvas full of beautifully dabbed paint?  George Seurat’s Magnum Opus showcases his developments …

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November 2010 | Elysian Studios

Artists at Play: November Art Bead Scene Challenge Thanksgiving: Simple Appreciation for Our Blessings “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to …

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August 2010 | Elysian Studios

Art Tour: Vail,CO Snapshots from the Beaver Creek Arts Festival Art Tour: Beaver Creek,CO Functional Fasteners: How to Add a Zipper ETSY Treasury: Embellished Seams Creating Your Own Welting This week I am making new decorative pillows for my family room sectional. I need to make a total of seven! I have designed my pillows, …

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December 2010 | Elysian Studios

Merry Christmas: The Nativity in Art History Plans and Car Crashes I keep replaying it in my mind.  I was leaning forward, turned to hesitantly ask my husband if my 6 year old son had brought his Japanese soda bottle with him from the restaurant.  He has a cute little collection, and I didn’t want …

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September 2010 | Elysian Studios

Featured Artist: Visual Punctuation The Lost Thing: Movie Trailer The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan Plein Air Painting: Day 2- Painting Product Review: Bob Ross Painter’s Glove Just for Smiles… Plein Air Painting: Day 1- Preparation Art Tour: Golden Arts Festival, CO New Paintings Ribbon and Ruffles: A Story of Three Pillows, part 2 Ribbon …

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October 2010 | Elysian Studios

Halloween: “Welcome Foolish Mortals” Featured Artist: Katharine McGuinness   “Tutti Frutti” monotype by Katharine McGuinness Discovering the work of Katharine McGuinness was a  wonderful moment of kismet for me this year.  When touring Denver’s Santa Fe Art District for their monthly First Friday Artwalk, I entered Spark Gallery and was immediately delighted by the saturated …

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