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I had an epiphany!

Things have been slow for me in my personal artistic journey for quite some time now. I have been participating in art in the community with The Black Dog Arts Coalition and I’ve’ve been volunteering with an art program at … Continue reading

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Mixed-Media

I got a new art book called Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu. I have been messing around with watercolors for the last few months and I was ready for something completely different. I love the author of this book, it came … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Is My Hero

A few years ago I declared a summer of horror. Three months in the sun reading about “darkness”. I picked two authors and alternated books, a book by Stephen King followed by a book by Ray Bradbury over and over well into the fall. … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment Part 6 – Why Study Cindy Sherman?

Last night I had a dream about Cindy Sherman, probably because I’ve been reading books about her work and watching interviews in my quest for knowledge. In my dream I was living in New York. I lived in an apartment … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment Part 5 – Being Myself

Over the last couple of months I’ve been studying the work of American artist Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman is well known for her portraits. She dresses up in costumes and make-up transforming herself into many different characters. For my studies, I created 4 … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment – Part 4 Being a Beautiful Woman

When I was in high school I saw the movie Coffy starring Pam Grier. The tag line on the cover said “The baddest one chick Hit-Squad to ever hit town.” She was “bad” too. Coffy was a vigilante who took down the pimps, … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment – Part 3 Creating A Dirtbag

Welcome to Part 3 of The Cindy Sherman Experiment. Today I have created myself over as a dude. My look is inspired by my husband Myke’s alter ego, Leo Witherspoon. Leo Witherspoon is a character that Myke made up years … Continue reading

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