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Marilyn Fenn has been at 17 events

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Law St159I'm all about that mage, bout that mage, no drama.I'm all about that mage, bout that mage, no drama.2014-11-02 15:10:361  
GreenPea Baby & Child81GreenPea Baby and Cloud B invite you to learn how to help your entire family get a restful night's sleep. Learn sleep tips and gain expert advice from local Gentle Sleep Coach Irene Gouge. Irene is a certified Gentle Sleep Coach trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Free Cloud B Sheep on the Go & Mommy Dream Time Gift Set to all participants! (Retail Value $80) Tickets are $10 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-good-sleep-begins-workshop-sleep-solutions-for-your-family-tickets-12565920005Cloud B Workshop2014-09-12 18:30:001  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0046  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:0047  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013. ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00229  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:* Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty! Also, please circle @103038056099487506311   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @104672614700283598130 and @107923530149758134024 May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00264  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The March   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The March First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, March 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. March February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-03-01 14:00:29146  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133  
Matt Shalvatis34,161*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   *(NEW) ->  New this week.* The marketplace will be open regular hours this weekend.  Friday 6PM (your local time) to Sunday 6PM (your local time). Until the end of the year, please also use the following tags when you post.   #Christmas   #ChristmasGift .  These should be popular and should draw extra attention to your work and the Marketplace.  PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   (NEW) ->  End of the NEW section.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend, December 14 - 16, and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add @102239645172983099492 to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • Weekend Art Marketplace2012-12-14 17:00:0932  
Matt Shalvatis34,161*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   *(NEW) ->  New this week.* The marketplace will be open regular hours this weekend.  Friday 6PM (your local time) to Sunday 6PM (your local time). Until the end of the year, please also use the following tags when you post.   #Christmas   #ChristmasGift .  These should be popular and should draw extra attention to your work and the Marketplace.  PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   (NEW) ->  End of the NEW section.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend, December 7 - 9, and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add @102239645172983099492 to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • IfWeekend Art Marketplace2012-12-07 17:00:0935  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How it works:  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag @112105883502643929038 . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  and @112105883502643929038  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha VillenaveG+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00147  
Matt Shalvatis34,161*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   *(NEW) ->  New this week.* The marketplace will be open regular hours this weekend.  Friday 6PM (your local time) to Sunday 6PM (your local time). Until the end of the year, please also use the following tags when you post.   #Christmas   #ChristmasGift .  These should be popular and should draw extra attention to your work and the Marketplace.  PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   (NEW) ->  End of the NEW section.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend, November 30 - December 2, and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add @102239645172983099492 to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  *Weekend Art Marketplace2012-11-30 15:00:0039  
Matt Shalvatis34,161Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace. TO ALL PARTICIPATING ARTISTS - THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW UPDATES - PLEASE READ THE PARTS LABELED (NEW) AND (IMP) - THANK YOU! *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend, November 10 & 11, and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace. • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • If you have between 50,000 and 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post two items per weekend.  ** • If you have more than 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post one item per weekend.  ** • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • (IMP) Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the market!   • Please use this tag only on weekends, on items posted within the 48 hour window.  • Don’t post multiple items at once.  Spread them out over the 48 hours.   • (IMP) You must +1 anWeekend Art Marketplace2012-11-16 17:00:0054  
First Friday Art Walk659,543The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again! *It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.*  The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2.  *San Francisco (PDT):* From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *New York (EDT):* From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *Paris (CET):* From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3.  *See starting and end times for _your_ local time zone on the event above.*  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311 , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0067  
NASA2,523,914The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching? Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase. Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed. Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002193  

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2013-11-07 18:49:23 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Just got offered a custom URL for my G+ account, so I took 'em up on it.  I went with https://plus.google.com/+MarilynFennPainter/

Hope it doesn't ramify in any negative way.  Anyone know of the ups and downs?

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2014-01-17 03:27:35 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

More New Work

Here's the 2nd small painting from this new series.  I'm up to #7, but I'll post them maybe one a day for a bit.

"Daily Painting 2014-002"
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

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2014-02-14 16:46:20 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a painting I haven't shared with y'all yet that I finished just a week or so ago; seems appropriate for today somehow.

"Flame Kiss"
Oil over acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

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2014-02-19 03:46:20 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

This Color Mini painting is on its way to its new home in Wisconsin!  Woo-hoo!  :)

In the meantime, I'm rebuilding my shop site, which had a little meltdown the other day.  :(

This Color Mini painting is on its way to its new home in Wisconsin!  Woo-hoo!  :)

In the meantime, I'm rebuilding my shop site, which had a little meltdown the other day.  :(___

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2014-02-14 16:46:20 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a painting I haven't shared with y'all yet that I finished just a week or so ago; seems appropriate for today somehow.

"Flame Kiss"
Oil over acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a painting I haven't shared with y'all yet that I finished just a week or so ago; seems appropriate for today somehow.

"Flame Kiss"
Oil over acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-11 19:04:59 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

A new piece from last night that I'm pretty happy with:

"Color Mini 2014-023"
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A new piece from last night that I'm pretty happy with:

"Color Mini 2014-023"
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-10 21:17:12 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

In between working on my series of color minis and larger works, I'm repainting some old failed works. This was one of my early experiments in acrylic, but is now more delightfully covered in oil paint; it has more or less the same color palette as the original, but the imagery is quite different! You can see the old intentionally scraped and gouged texture under the oils. Kind of fun, no?

"Mostly-Daily Painting 2014-011"
Oil and acrylic on Masonite panel
10" x 8"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

In between working on my series of color minis and larger works, I'm repainting some old failed works. This was one of my early experiments in acrylic, but is now more delightfully covered in oil paint; it has more or less the same color palette as the original, but the imagery is quite different! You can see the old intentionally scraped and gouged texture under the oils. Kind of fun, no?

"Mostly-Daily Painting 2014-011"
Oil and acrylic on Masonite panel
10" x 8"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-08 23:51:30 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Not Sure Which Way is "Up"!

Tried it one way on FB; trying it another way here; let's see which way gets more positive feedback.  :)

Daily Painting 2014-020
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Not Sure Which Way is "Up"!

Tried it one way on FB; trying it another way here; let's see which way gets more positive feedback.  :)

Daily Painting 2014-020
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-07 20:47:05 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Another in the mostly-daily mini-painting series

Painting 2014-019
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Another in the mostly-daily mini-painting series

Painting 2014-019
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-06 21:38:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

This One's a Little Wacko

Fwiw...

Daily Painting 2014-018
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

This One's a Little Wacko

Fwiw...

Daily Painting 2014-018
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-05 21:23:21 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Another mini-painting from last week.

This one could be called "The Non-Conformist," as I used just 3 hues of red + white to make this, but as you can see, a little blue snuck itself into one square.

Daily Painting 2014-016
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Another mini-painting from last week.

This one could be called "The Non-Conformist," as I used just 3 hues of red + white to make this, but as you can see, a little blue snuck itself into one square.

Daily Painting 2014-016
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-04 22:34:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Trying to catch up with posting these little paintings.  I'm starting #22 in a few minutes, so I'm a bit behind on the daily posts!  I like the wonkiness of this particular composition.  :)

Daily Painting 2014-016
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Trying to catch up with posting these little paintings.  I'm starting #22 in a few minutes, so I'm a bit behind on the daily posts!  I like the wonkiness of this particular composition.  :)

Daily Painting 2014-016
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-01 22:56:02 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Daily Painting 2014-015
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Daily Painting 2014-015
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-02-01 19:59:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

This is one of my favorites from my new tiny painting series.

Daily Painting 2014-014
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

This is one of my favorites from my new tiny painting series.

Daily Painting 2014-014
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-31 22:47:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Here are the 1st seven daily color-study paintings from this year, and 2 from 2013.    Number 4 (from left) will get repainted, and maybe the white ones, too.  These are all 6x6 inch paintings...more to come.

Daily Paintings 2014-001 thru 2014-007, and 2 from 2013
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Here are the 1st seven daily color-study paintings from this year, and 2 from 2013.    Number 4 (from left) will get repainted, and maybe the white ones, too.  These are all 6x6 inch paintings...more to come.

Daily Paintings 2014-001 thru 2014-007, and 2 from 2013
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-31 22:28:04 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

As requested, here's a little shelf with my 1st 5 color study mini-paintings. I think they look pretty cute together. 

Daily Paintings 2014-012 thru 2014-016
Oil on canvas
each 4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

As requested, here's a little shelf with my 1st 5 color study mini-paintings. I think they look pretty cute together. 

Daily Paintings 2014-012 thru 2014-016
Oil on canvas
each 4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-31 20:42:40 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Here's the 2nd in this series of 4-inch square canvases

I'm really enjoying these; fun with color!

Daily Painting 2014-013
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Here's the 2nd in this series of 4-inch square canvases

I'm really enjoying these; fun with color!

Daily Painting 2014-013
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-30 22:03:13 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Another Small Color Study

With many more to come...

Daily Painting 2014-012
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Another Small Color Study

With many more to come...

Daily Painting 2014-012
Oil on canvas
4" x 4"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-23 19:37:21 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Love this video (with transcript) from Philip Guston on painting:

"Destruction of paintings is very interesting to me and almost crucial."

See this short video here:  http://paintingowu.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/paint-process-philip-guston-in-the-studio/

Love this video (with transcript) from Philip Guston on painting:

"Destruction of paintings is very interesting to me and almost crucial."

See this short video here:  http://paintingowu.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/paint-process-philip-guston-in-the-studio/___

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2014-01-20 19:56:17 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Number 7 in This Small Series

I do have an overall plan for this little body of work, but I never know really where each painting will go, once I get going. Which is, of course, part of the fun of the process. I do particularly like this one, even if it is a bit blocky. Thinking of the word "fresh" when choosing palette.

Daily Painting 2014-007
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Number 7 in This Small Series

I do have an overall plan for this little body of work, but I never know really where each painting will go, once I get going. Which is, of course, part of the fun of the process. I do particularly like this one, even if it is a bit blocky. Thinking of the word "fresh" when choosing palette.

Daily Painting 2014-007
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-19 19:18:59 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Here's #6 of the small color series.

Daily Painting 2014-006
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Here's #6 of the small color series.

Daily Painting 2014-006
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-18 20:14:10 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

New Work -- Number 5 for 2014

I'm skipping #4 for now.  I couldn't decide whether each "daily" painting  should be considered done at the end of each painting day, or if they should continue to get re-worked until I feel I've resolved whatever compositional/color/paint application issues I may be having with them.  So, #4 is still in an undecided state, having worked on it for about 8 days in a  row (which seems a little excessive for a tiny canvas like these are).  I'll post after I decide it's done, OR when I decide I'm done with it, no matter what state it's in.

What about you other daily painters?  Do you call it done at the end of a day, or keep working on your daily paintings until they feel right?  Is it more about learning what you can learn in one day's work?  Are you stopping at the end of the day in order to get thecritic o... more »

New Work -- Number 5 for 2014

I'm skipping #4 for now.  I couldn't decide whether each "daily" painting  should be considered done at the end of each painting day, or if they should continue to get re-worked until I feel I've resolved whatever compositional/color/paint application issues I may be having with them.  So, #4 is still in an undecided state, having worked on it for about 8 days in a  row (which seems a little excessive for a tiny canvas like these are).  I'll post after I decide it's done, OR when I decide I'm done with it, no matter what state it's in.

What about you other daily painters?  Do you call it done at the end of a day, or keep working on your daily paintings until they feel right?  Is it more about learning what you can learn in one day's work?  Are you stopping at the end of the day in order to get the critic off your shoulder?   Is it more important to move on, or keep working until you resolve each one of your daily paintings?

Anyway, here's #5.  I stopped at the end of the day, after my (continuing) excruciating experience with #4.  ;)  This is painted on another old scraped and sanded canvas from last year.  I love working against that previous texture!

(Mostly) Daily Painting 2014-005
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-17 19:09:43 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Third Small Painting of 2014

Working with the colors on my palette on an old scraped and sanded-down canvas.  I love having that texture from a previous painting.   A moth flew into this one just after I'd finished it, and left a bit of its wing at about 3 o'clock, 1/3 of the way in.  Sigh!

Daily Painting 2014-003
Oil on canvas (with bit of moth wing)
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Third Small Painting of 2014

Working with the colors on my palette on an old scraped and sanded-down canvas.  I love having that texture from a previous painting.   A moth flew into this one just after I'd finished it, and left a bit of its wing at about 3 o'clock, 1/3 of the way in.  Sigh!

Daily Painting 2014-003
Oil on canvas (with bit of moth wing)
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-17 03:27:35 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

More New Work

Here's the 2nd small painting from this new series.  I'm up to #7, but I'll post them maybe one a day for a bit.

"Daily Painting 2014-002"
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

More New Work

Here's the 2nd small painting from this new series.  I'm up to #7, but I'll post them maybe one a day for a bit.

"Daily Painting 2014-002"
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-14 21:35:21 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

New Work, New Studio Practice, 2014

I started a new practice last week of mostly daily paintings.  These are small works in oil (so far--in oil) exploring color, color relationships, paint application, composition, the relationship of form and color, etc.  It's a great way to get back into the studio after last year's home improvement projects that so drastically affected my time and studio space, and therefore my ability to paint.  I'm also working on larger canvases, but those will take longer to be ready to post.

I'll be posting studio shots of these at first, until the paintings are dry enough and the weather is cooperative enough to take more professional photos outside, so forgive the shine on the paintings, and know that someday there will be better, more true-to-color shots of these.  Here's the first one.

Daily Painting 2014-001O... more »

New Work, New Studio Practice, 2014

I started a new practice last week of mostly daily paintings.  These are small works in oil (so far--in oil) exploring color, color relationships, paint application, composition, the relationship of form and color, etc.  It's a great way to get back into the studio after last year's home improvement projects that so drastically affected my time and studio space, and therefore my ability to paint.  I'm also working on larger canvases, but those will take longer to be ready to post.

I'll be posting studio shots of these at first, until the paintings are dry enough and the weather is cooperative enough to take more professional photos outside, so forgive the shine on the paintings, and know that someday there will be better, more true-to-color shots of these.  Here's the first one.

Daily Painting 2014-001
Oil on canvas
6" x 6"
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn___

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2014-01-13 21:18:22 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I'm Back!

Took a long break from G+ while we were ensconced in completing yet another home improvement project.  This time, we repaired my art storage room/workroom, which had been flooding.  It's awesome now!  Here's a few pics, from just after finishing painting to mostly moved back in (all that stuff was stuffed into my studio, preventing me from painting, and into the dining room and various other spaces around our little house!).  

Anyway, cheers!  It's great to be back.  Hope to catch up with everybody over the next few weeks.

I'm Back!

Took a long break from G+ while we were ensconced in completing yet another home improvement project.  This time, we repaired my art storage room/workroom, which had been flooding.  It's awesome now!  Here's a few pics, from just after finishing painting to mostly moved back in (all that stuff was stuffed into my studio, preventing me from painting, and into the dining room and various other spaces around our little house!).  

Anyway, cheers!  It's great to be back.  Hope to catch up with everybody over the next few weeks.___

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2013-11-24 18:08:02 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

East Austin Studio Tour

We visited a bunch of artists at a number of studios last weekend and yesterday at the 12th annual East Austin Studio Tour (EAST).  I blogged about the first studio we visited here: http://marilynfenn.com/continued/touring-the-east-austin-studio-tour-2014-the-art-post/  

Very soon I plan to blog about the rest of the artists and studios we went to.

I also added all the pics I've taken so far to a gallery on my blog, here: http://marilynfenn.com/continued/east-2013/

If you're in Austin, I recommend getting out to see some art.  It's not too late.  It continues today through 6pm.  Maps and info here: http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/

#EAST   #eastaustinstudiotour  

East Austin Studio Tour

We visited a bunch of artists at a number of studios last weekend and yesterday at the 12th annual East Austin Studio Tour (EAST).  I blogged about the first studio we visited here: http://marilynfenn.com/continued/touring-the-east-austin-studio-tour-2014-the-art-post/  

Very soon I plan to blog about the rest of the artists and studios we went to.

I also added all the pics I've taken so far to a gallery on my blog, here: http://marilynfenn.com/continued/east-2013/

If you're in Austin, I recommend getting out to see some art.  It's not too late.  It continues today through 6pm.  Maps and info here: http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/

#EAST   #eastaustinstudiotour  ___

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2013-11-20 02:47:47 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Three Recent Small Works

Exploring some squiggly lines in 12x12 inch watercolor paintings.

“Sploosh!”
Watercolor with mixed media on watercolor paper
12″ x 12″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

“Swoosh!”
Watercolor with mixed media on watercolor paper
12″ x 12″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

“Bottleneck”
Watercolor on watercolor paper
12″ x 12″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

Three Recent Small Works

Exploring some squiggly lines in 12x12 inch watercolor paintings.

“Sploosh!”
Watercolor with mixed media on watercolor paper
12″ x 12″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

“Swoosh!”
Watercolor with mixed media on watercolor paper
12″ x 12″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

“Bottleneck”
Watercolor on watercolor paper
12″ x 12″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn___

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2013-11-15 00:18:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The 15 Richest Living Artists

As a companion piece (sort of) to my previous post, here's a list of the 15 richest living artists, based on estimates of actual art sales:  http://www.complex.com/art-design/2012/02/the-15-richest-living-artists/

Means not much to me, except I'm glad to see a few artists whose work I love on the list.

The 15 Richest Living Artists

As a companion piece (sort of) to my previous post, here's a list of the 15 richest living artists, based on estimates of actual art sales:  http://www.complex.com/art-design/2012/02/the-15-richest-living-artists/

Means not much to me, except I'm glad to see a few artists whose work I love on the list.___

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2013-11-14 22:55:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Artists, Take a Survey About Making a Living as an Artist

...if you'd like.  Survey here: http://goo.gl/8Mqe3u

Interesting post by art gallery director Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery(and publisher of that survey) here: http://www.reddotblog.com/wordpress/index.php/earning-potential-can-fine-artist-make-comfortable-living/

For those who don't want to read the post linked above, here are some of the more interesting conclusions from the above survey, a annual State of the Art Survey, and information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (who have finally broken out fine artists and craftspersons from illustrators, designers, etc.):

1.  about 86% of artists believe it is possible to make a comfortable living selling their art (depending on what is interpreted as "comfortable")
2.  about 67% of artists believe it is possible forthem... more »

Artists, Take a Survey About Making a Living as an Artist

...if you'd like.  Survey here: http://goo.gl/8Mqe3u

Interesting post by art gallery director Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery(and publisher of that survey) here: http://www.reddotblog.com/wordpress/index.php/earning-potential-can-fine-artist-make-comfortable-living/

For those who don't want to read the post linked above, here are some of the more interesting conclusions from the above survey, a annual State of the Art Survey, and information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (who have finally broken out fine artists and craftspersons from illustrators, designers, etc.):

1.  about 86% of artists believe it is possible to make a comfortable living selling their art (depending on what is interpreted as "comfortable")
2.  about 67% of artists believe it is possible for them to make a living selling their art
3.  about 71% of fine artists make under $24,000/year
4.  there are only 56,900 artists/craftspeople in the entire country (as counted by the BLS)
5.  the median income for those 56,900 artists/craftspeople is $43,470 per year, or about $21/hour (don't ask me how that figure jives with the 71% making under $24,000 figure -- different sources, I think).

I'd say $43,470 annual income from doing what you love and not having a boss or having to work for the man is actually pretty good.  I'd certainly be thrilled to make anywhere near that much per year from my art.  Always the optimist.  Well, almost always, anyway.  :)___

2013-11-14 19:50:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

For Encaustic Painters

R&F has just put out a chart of Encaustic Surface Adhesion Rates, here: http://www.rfpaints.com/media/k2/attachments/Technical_Instruction_Sheets_-_Encaustic_Surface_Adhesion_Ratings.pdf

Good technical info, so you don't end up making a painting that won't last.

For Encaustic Painters

R&F has just put out a chart of Encaustic Surface Adhesion Rates, here: http://www.rfpaints.com/media/k2/attachments/Technical_Instruction_Sheets_-_Encaustic_Surface_Adhesion_Ratings.pdf

Good technical info, so you don't end up making a painting that won't last.___

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2013-11-09 19:06:05 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

"Most Creative People Make No Sense"

This past week, I've been reading a lot of good posts on creativity and being an artist.  I found this one particularly enjoyable, and I tend to agree with the whole list of contradictions:

http://www.matthewschuler.co/why-creative-people-sometimes-make-no-sense/

"Most Creative People Make No Sense"

This past week, I've been reading a lot of good posts on creativity and being an artist.  I found this one particularly enjoyable, and I tend to agree with the whole list of contradictions:

http://www.matthewschuler.co/why-creative-people-sometimes-make-no-sense/___

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2013-11-09 04:12:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"De-skilling doesn't really work with paintings."  :)

Huge paintings by Lari Pittman, painted all by his own hand; NO assistants!  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-lari-pittman-really-really-big-paintings-20131108,0,4839469.story#axzz2k0gcVSmt

"De-skilling doesn't really work with paintings."  :)

Huge paintings by Lari Pittman, painted all by his own hand; NO assistants!  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-lari-pittman-really-really-big-paintings-20131108,0,4839469.story#axzz2k0gcVSmt___

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2013-11-08 01:19:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

New Work - Finally!

I've got a short reprieve from working on the house, and my poor studio is stuffed full of half of everything from my storage room temporarily, soooo I am working in our new attic space on small works on paper.  I seemed to have started this months ago with a design drawing but no paint, and then forgot about it, so it was a perfect piece to get back to painting with.  I just now finished it.  I think a final photo may be a tad more red, less magenta.  

Do you think it is done?

"Sploosh!"
Mixed media on watercolor paper
12" x 12"
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

New Work - Finally!

I've got a short reprieve from working on the house, and my poor studio is stuffed full of half of everything from my storage room temporarily, soooo I am working in our new attic space on small works on paper.  I seemed to have started this months ago with a design drawing but no paint, and then forgot about it, so it was a perfect piece to get back to painting with.  I just now finished it.  I think a final photo may be a tad more red, less magenta.  

Do you think it is done?

"Sploosh!"
Mixed media on watercolor paper
12" x 12"
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn___

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2013-11-07 18:49:23 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Just got offered a custom URL for my G+ account, so I took 'em up on it.  I went with https://plus.google.com/+MarilynFennPainter/

Hope it doesn't ramify in any negative way.  Anyone know of the ups and downs?

Just got offered a custom URL for my G+ account, so I took 'em up on it.  I went with https://plus.google.com/+MarilynFennPainter/

Hope it doesn't ramify in any negative way.  Anyone know of the ups and downs?___

2013-11-07 18:41:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sunset on Mars

One of 30 powerful photos  linked here: http://www.boredpanda.com/must-see-powerful-photos/?image_id=powerful-photos-14.jpg

Sunset on Mars

One of 30 powerful photos  linked here: http://www.boredpanda.com/must-see-powerful-photos/?image_id=powerful-photos-14.jpg___

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2013-11-01 19:16:34 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

One of My First Abstract Paintings in Encaustic

Clearing out my storage room last night, I came across one of my very early encaustic paintings.  Not a good photo, but anyway, I've always loved this one!

Orange Crush
Encaustic on panel
8" x 10"
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn

#firstfridayartwalk  

One of My First Abstract Paintings in Encaustic

Clearing out my storage room last night, I came across one of my very early encaustic paintings.  Not a good photo, but anyway, I've always loved this one!

Orange Crush
Encaustic on panel
8" x 10"
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn

#firstfridayartwalk  ___

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2013-10-21 17:34:43 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Sold

This little work on paper is on its way to its new home in New York City.  Many thanks to my new collector!

Sold through Zatista on Amazon; my first sale on Amazon.

NOT-SO-DAILY PAINTING 2012-005  
Mixed Media on Paper
6.0”h x 5.75”w
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn

Sold

This little work on paper is on its way to its new home in New York City.  Many thanks to my new collector!

Sold through Zatista on Amazon; my first sale on Amazon.

NOT-SO-DAILY PAINTING 2012-005  
Mixed Media on Paper
6.0”h x 5.75”w
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn___

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2013-10-17 01:10:20 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Finishing Touch for My Office Space

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Finishing Touch for My Office Space

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2013-10-16 17:51:37 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Finally, a Real Taboret

This just in, from Cheap Joe's (http://www.cheapjoes.com/joe-miller-signature-taboret.html), a gorgeous, well-made real taboret that can hold most of my painting supplies, and it provides a good-size surface for my palette.   I've been wanting one for over 20 years.  No more cheap plastic carts, cheap kitchen carts, or the too-small Elfa shelf cart I've been using the past few years.

I must say, I'm thrilled.  I got it on sale, plus with a further discount for signing up on their site.  The shipping charge was almost a killer, as it comes pretty much already assembled, so it's too big for UPS or FEDEX.  But even with the shipping charge, it was far less expensive than other good-sized, well-made taborets.

Now, to get back in the studio and paint!

Finally, a Real Taboret

This just in, from Cheap Joe's (http://www.cheapjoes.com/joe-miller-signature-taboret.html), a gorgeous, well-made real taboret that can hold most of my painting supplies, and it provides a good-size surface for my palette.   I've been wanting one for over 20 years.  No more cheap plastic carts, cheap kitchen carts, or the too-small Elfa shelf cart I've been using the past few years.

I must say, I'm thrilled.  I got it on sale, plus with a further discount for signing up on their site.  The shipping charge was almost a killer, as it comes pretty much already assembled, so it's too big for UPS or FEDEX.  But even with the shipping charge, it was far less expensive than other good-sized, well-made taborets.

Now, to get back in the studio and paint!___

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2013-10-11 00:18:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

A Second Spring

We had some awesome rains a couple weeks ago, and here's what happened afterwards...all the plants bloomed again as if it were spring!

Love it.  Most surprising are the redbuds and even more so, the Saucer Magnolia, which usually is about to first to bloom in spring, and lasts only a few days.  Most of these (not fabulous) pics were shot today or yesterday, except for the schoolhouse lilies, which may have just finished blooming, or maybe not.  We shall see.  :)

#Texasrain   #springFlowers  

A Second Spring

We had some awesome rains a couple weeks ago, and here's what happened afterwards...all the plants bloomed again as if it were spring!

Love it.  Most surprising are the redbuds and even more so, the Saucer Magnolia, which usually is about to first to bloom in spring, and lasts only a few days.  Most of these (not fabulous) pics were shot today or yesterday, except for the schoolhouse lilies, which may have just finished blooming, or maybe not.  We shall see.  :)

#Texasrain   #springFlowers  ___

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2013-10-08 22:04:56 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Office Space

From rough attic storage to an office in a mere 4 years!  ;)

Well, nothing much happened during most of that time -- a few months in the beginning, a few months in the end, and now, finally, I'm thrilled with my new office space.  Story in pictures in the attached album, should you be interested.  :)

Other areas of the attic are still in progress, but I'm going to take a break for a day or two.  Maybe even get back to my easel (woo-double-hoo!).

Office Space

From rough attic storage to an office in a mere 4 years!  ;)

Well, nothing much happened during most of that time -- a few months in the beginning, a few months in the end, and now, finally, I'm thrilled with my new office space.  Story in pictures in the attached album, should you be interested.  :)

Other areas of the attic are still in progress, but I'm going to take a break for a day or two.  Maybe even get back to my easel (woo-double-hoo!).___

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2013-10-07 23:42:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Finally!  My Homemade Desk is Done!!!

OMG, this took about 6 weeks, or maybe 4, if you subtract interruptions by out-of-town visitors (which were fun, of course, so I'm not complaining).  ;)

Ten feet 4 inches of custom desktop, made to fit so very tightly in this space.  Not counting for the immense amount of time spent, but including the store-bought cabinets, this whole system cost less than 2 corner desks from Ikea (and this one's not made of particleboard), and 1/4 of something semi-equivalent from Pottery Barn, neither of which were just what I wanted, or iow -- This!

And I learned a lot!  How to do a bunch of stuff, how not to do a thing or two, and that carpenters are awesome!  Seriously, carpentry requires so much focus, math, clear thinking, rethinking, measuring, measuring, measuring, and measuring again, fitting, cutting, adjusting, taking goodnote... more »

Finally!  My Homemade Desk is Done!!!

OMG, this took about 6 weeks, or maybe 4, if you subtract interruptions by out-of-town visitors (which were fun, of course, so I'm not complaining).  ;)

Ten feet 4 inches of custom desktop, made to fit so very tightly in this space.  Not counting for the immense amount of time spent, but including the store-bought cabinets, this whole system cost less than 2 corner desks from Ikea (and this one's not made of particleboard), and 1/4 of something semi-equivalent from Pottery Barn, neither of which were just what I wanted, or iow -- This!

And I learned a lot!  How to do a bunch of stuff, how not to do a thing or two, and that carpenters are awesome!  Seriously, carpentry requires so much focus, math, clear thinking, rethinking, measuring, measuring, measuring, and measuring again, fitting, cutting, adjusting, taking good notes (or perhaps having an amazing memory, which I don't), and did I say focus?  One tiny mistake can cost days of recovery.  Don't ask me how I know.   :\

So, yes, mistakes were made, though luckily, nothing too big or unrecoverable.  If I were to do it over again (which, luckily, I don't need to), I learned a few things to do differently.  And I only cut myself once, on the Japanese style sharp saw, from trying to put the safety cover back on (can you say ironic?) - tiny cuts, not bad.

Now, to go clean up and put stuff away, and see if I can get my ancient computer working again!  Woo-hoo!

#carpentry   #remodeling   #buildingfurniture  ___

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2013-09-29 20:34:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Progress...

Slow, but steady.  Now I have to wait hours between each glue-up of edging to table, due to the small number of clamps we own, but it's going well.  I'll use pipe and/or bar clamps for the other sides, but this 45 degree angle was a bit of a challenge.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the room, The cabinet is complete, except for ordering and installing doors, and the daybed is starting to take shape.  Yay!

Progress...

Slow, but steady.  Now I have to wait hours between each glue-up of edging to table, due to the small number of clamps we own, but it's going well.  I'll use pipe and/or bar clamps for the other sides, but this 45 degree angle was a bit of a challenge.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the room, The cabinet is complete, except for ordering and installing doors, and the daybed is starting to take shape.  Yay!___

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2013-09-28 02:10:32 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Great Music Find

So, while I've been working in our attic room all summer, I've been listening to our old CDs, alphabetically, starting in the middle with the last Patty Griffin.  I've made it through 2 rows of CDs, with one more row of a detour through compilations: blues, 60's, a whole bunch of compilations of Austin musicians, most of the 1st 15 KGSR Broadcast albums.  This is a fine way to discover music you forgot you had.

Tonight's fabulous find is this:

a very swampy version of Blueberry Hill by Bruce Coburn and Margo Timmons.  My husband (who tends not to like Bruce Coburn) is even liking this album.

Check it out.  :)

Great Music Find

So, while I've been working in our attic room all summer, I've been listening to our old CDs, alphabetically, starting in the middle with the last Patty Griffin.  I've made it through 2 rows of CDs, with one more row of a detour through compilations: blues, 60's, a whole bunch of compilations of Austin musicians, most of the 1st 15 KGSR Broadcast albums.  This is a fine way to discover music you forgot you had.

Tonight's fabulous find is this:

a very swampy version of Blueberry Hill by Bruce Coburn and Margo Timmons.  My husband (who tends not to like Bruce Coburn) is even liking this album.

Check it out.  :)___

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2013-09-27 03:28:08 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Finishing my 10 foot-long desk, finally!

I put 4-6 or maybe 8 coats of oil-based varnish on each side of the 7 pieces that go into making my new humongous desk (plus dyed and varnished 3 cabinets), so that whole process seemed to take forever, as I usually had to wait 24 hrs. for each coat to cure.

Now I'm attaching the center black piece to the two 5 foot wide side pieces, using pocket holes.  Made my first pocket holes ever today, and got one side attached.   :)

Plus, check out my fantastic new cutting/work table, in white, 4th pic.  Got it and assembled it last night.  I love it!  It's got a 40" x 60" very flat work surface (unlike the plastic slightly concave fold-up table I've been working on). The 4 legs fold in and the 2 sides fold down, so it collapses into a little table only 14" wide -- all on casters so I can roll it out ofthe w... more »

Finishing my 10 foot-long desk, finally!

I put 4-6 or maybe 8 coats of oil-based varnish on each side of the 7 pieces that go into making my new humongous desk (plus dyed and varnished 3 cabinets), so that whole process seemed to take forever, as I usually had to wait 24 hrs. for each coat to cure.

Now I'm attaching the center black piece to the two 5 foot wide side pieces, using pocket holes.  Made my first pocket holes ever today, and got one side attached.   :)

Plus, check out my fantastic new cutting/work table, in white, 4th pic.  Got it and assembled it last night.  I love it!  It's got a 40" x 60" very flat work surface (unlike the plastic slightly concave fold-up table I've been working on). The 4 legs fold in and the 2 sides fold down, so it collapses into a little table only 14" wide -- all on casters so I can roll it out of the way when not in use!

Someday, this room is going to be fabulous. I see it taking shape, but never could have imagined it would take so frigging long!  But I'm not rushing the wood mongery part, because you can ruin weeks' worth of work in the blink of an eye, and I'd like to avoid that, if possible.  :)

More soon....___

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2013-09-18 22:48:28 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I'm closing in on completing my desk building project...

...and Terry has finished building his first ever piece of furniture -- this huge cabinet, which I need to add trim to and then paint (and we need to order doors for it).

Feels so good to be getting close to finishing these projects, but we have so many more to go!   Someday...someday...our lives will return to normal, or rather, a new and improved normal.  :)

#buildingfurniture   #desk   #cabinet  

I'm closing in on completing my desk building project...

...and Terry has finished building his first ever piece of furniture -- this huge cabinet, which I need to add trim to and then paint (and we need to order doors for it).

Feels so good to be getting close to finishing these projects, but we have so many more to go!   Someday...someday...our lives will return to normal, or rather, a new and improved normal.  :)

#buildingfurniture   #desk   #cabinet  ___

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2013-09-18 22:28:24 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Love this!

Beware of the spread of Degenerative Cubism. Early symptoms can include a loss of perspective, the gradual replacement of nuanced shades with distinct colors separated by clear lines, being overwhelmed with a variety of simultaneous perspectives, and finally being reduced to a simple sketch of a few lines.

h/t +Chris Stehlik ___Love this!

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2013-09-16 17:50:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Art Crits

I had a great crit with artist friends yesterday.  There are 3 of us who have been meeting every few months for several years, but we hadn't been able to meet in about a year-and-a-half.  It was so wonderful to get together again and see the major strides we've all made in that time.

Our work is so different from each other!  One artist's work is figurative and all about ideas, with social commentary and great humor.  She's working in collages and prints a lot right now, and has a piece in this year's ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.  Her work keeps maturing and the printmaking aspects are so beautiful: the textures, the colors, the delightful offbeat compositions and imagery.  So good!

My other friend's work has generally focused on the sky: clouds and landscapes, and he paints in an Old Masters style with layers and layers of glazes. The ... more »

Art Crits

I had a great crit with artist friends yesterday.  There are 3 of us who have been meeting every few months for several years, but we hadn't been able to meet in about a year-and-a-half.  It was so wonderful to get together again and see the major strides we've all made in that time.

Our work is so different from each other!  One artist's work is figurative and all about ideas, with social commentary and great humor.  She's working in collages and prints a lot right now, and has a piece in this year's ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.  Her work keeps maturing and the printmaking aspects are so beautiful: the textures, the colors, the delightful offbeat compositions and imagery.  So good!

My other friend's work has generally focused on the sky: clouds and landscapes, and he paints in an Old Masters style with layers and layers of glazes.  The finishes on his paintings are incredible.  His new work is a real departure from the work he is known for: he wants to get away from referencing the Old Masters by working more alla prima, in deeper hues emphasizing the bowl of the sky as one looks directly up, with bits of buildings or trees in silhouette around the edges.  I love the abstract shapes of the silhouetted bits.  I'm very excited by his new direction, and look forward to seeing it develop as he works bigger again.

They haven't seen my new work before, and I'm thrilled to say, they both feel I'm really onto something here.  In this work, I wanted to get away from the potential boredom of circles I was stuck on for awhile.  I am aiming to push the compositions to the edges, beyond that center space I had become too comfortable with, which had become too static and predictable.  

I am trying to create shapes that are made of more-or-less singular brushstrokes, so that the shape and the brushstroke are one.  I'm also pushing the colors more than I have -- sometimes in softer directions, sometimes harsher; more discordant or more harmonious, sometimes darker or lighter; all while trying to use only 6 or 8 tube colors.  These works are in acrylic as well, the medium with which I am least experienced and least comfortable.  :)

And finally, as one of my friends noted, the move back from square to rectangular canvases seems to give a better arena for good compositions to happen.  Both of my friends had some great notions about how to proceed on a large piece I got stuck on before being distracted by all the remodeling efforts.

I really value my art crits with these great artists and even greater friends.  I always learn so much from their very different perspectives.

One thing I learned yesterday is that I cannot simply make a large painting of a smaller study, as my process is one of discovery, in which this bit paint is on top of that bit of paint, and much of the beauty of the final piece has to do with the layers of history in the painting that, while you may not see all of them once the work is "done," all previous bits still add so much to the overall piece.  Trying to blow it up bigger only makes for a facile painting -- too easy with no struggle and no discovery.

Do you have crits with artists in your area?  How valuable do you find them?

#artcrits   #painting   #nonobjectiveart  ___

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2013-09-10 01:48:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Slo-o-o-o-ow Progress on the Desk Varnishing

Wouldn't you know, just as soon as I started doing the varnishing on my desk parts, the humidity in Austin went way up.  It's even been spitting rain periodically.  All of which slows down the curing time of oil-based varnish...a lot!   :(  

And there's only so much space to lay this stuff out to cure.  And I'm wiping it on, which is probably a thinner application than brushing, so more layers -- but also less room for screwing it up, so I haven't made too many mistakes so far.  :)

My husband took over the cabinet building project, and is doing a bang-up job!  His first furniture building project.  I think it's going to be the strongest cabinet ever built. And he's patient enough to let me paint the insides before he attaches them, so I won't have to get a head full of paint fumeslater.  ... more »

Slo-o-o-o-ow Progress on the Desk Varnishing

Wouldn't you know, just as soon as I started doing the varnishing on my desk parts, the humidity in Austin went way up.  It's even been spitting rain periodically.  All of which slows down the curing time of oil-based varnish...a lot!   :(  

And there's only so much space to lay this stuff out to cure.  And I'm wiping it on, which is probably a thinner application than brushing, so more layers -- but also less room for screwing it up, so I haven't made too many mistakes so far.  :)

My husband took over the cabinet building project, and is doing a bang-up job!  His first furniture building project.  I think it's going to be the strongest cabinet ever built. And he's patient enough to let me paint the insides before he attaches them, so I won't have to get a head full of paint fumes later.  :)   

Anyway, that's what all is going on in this series of pics.  I am hankering to get back in the studio, though.  Maybe tomorrow.  One can hope.

#furniturebuilding   #remodeling   #finishingfurniture  ___

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2013-09-09 19:01:52 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Another Drawing Sold!

Yay!  This one goes to another new collector, in Pennsylvania.  :)

via Zatista: http://www.zatista.com/store/index/Marilyn-Fenn-Paintings

#artworksales  

Another Drawing Sold!

Yay!  This one goes to another new collector, in Pennsylvania.  :)

via Zatista: http://www.zatista.com/store/index/Marilyn-Fenn-Paintings

#artworksales  ___

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2013-09-05 04:15:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Dying Cabinets Ebony

So I decided to dye-stain my desk cabinets ebony, which will still allow the wood grain to show through, but just darken the color to not quite black.  One more round of dying on the 1st cabinet, then varnish; then do 2 more cabinets before I tackle varnishing the birch desktops.  When I'm done, I hope it'll look sort of like the mockup in the 2nd photo, but maybe a bit less dense of a black.

Would love to bleach the birch tops whitish, but I found out the price for the 2-part wood bleach would probably be about $160, not including shipping, so that is out!  Oh, well, natural birch color, it is, then.  :)

#remodeling   #furniturefinishing  

Dying Cabinets Ebony

So I decided to dye-stain my desk cabinets ebony, which will still allow the wood grain to show through, but just darken the color to not quite black.  One more round of dying on the 1st cabinet, then varnish; then do 2 more cabinets before I tackle varnishing the birch desktops.  When I'm done, I hope it'll look sort of like the mockup in the 2nd photo, but maybe a bit less dense of a black.

Would love to bleach the birch tops whitish, but I found out the price for the 2-part wood bleach would probably be about $160, not including shipping, so that is out!  Oh, well, natural birch color, it is, then.  :)

#remodeling   #furniturefinishing  ___

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2013-09-04 04:51:19 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Love My New Flat Files and Old Light Fixture

Hung a couple of my favorite little paintings (Catfish and Catbird salt and pepper shakers), planted a bag of stuffed animals (more subjects for paintings, for when I'm in the mood for still lifes -- in case that ever happens again!), and now I've got a nice large spot on top of my flat files for an even larger self-healing mat.  

I scrounged this light fixture from the garage, but originally it had been my dad's -- one of a set of two that I painted red and hung from a switched cord.  I think the other one is moving to this room soon, too.  It's taking forever, but this room is starting to shape up.  Yay!

The last thing will be building custom bookshelves over there on the left, but we're still a long way from that!

#remodeling   #flatfiles  

Love My New Flat Files and Old Light Fixture

Hung a couple of my favorite little paintings (Catfish and Catbird salt and pepper shakers), planted a bag of stuffed animals (more subjects for paintings, for when I'm in the mood for still lifes -- in case that ever happens again!), and now I've got a nice large spot on top of my flat files for an even larger self-healing mat.  

I scrounged this light fixture from the garage, but originally it had been my dad's -- one of a set of two that I painted red and hung from a switched cord.  I think the other one is moving to this room soon, too.  It's taking forever, but this room is starting to shape up.  Yay!

The last thing will be building custom bookshelves over there on the left, but we're still a long way from that!

#remodeling   #flatfiles  ___

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