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Just wanted to send a big THANK YOU to my fellow artist... I am still dealing with the oil spill in the river by my home (Kalamazoo River ) and have been evacuated 2x... now back home and getting ill again. I appreciate all the words of concern and... 

Decided to do some work on Macro Photography. Yesterday was a rainy day so went out after it stopped. Take a look and tell me what you think...  

Today, I decided to blog about marketing your art. As a fairly new artist, I started out by creating greeting cards (on another website). Some artist will argue that the lowly greeting card isn't art. But after doing some research, I found that ... 

Tuesday Morning Art and Music

February 2nd, 2010

It is a cold winter morning here in Michigan. I have been dreading going out into the cold but real life has to be handled. I need to pay some bills and do a bit of shopping. But I am posting my blog with the question - what do you listen to when yo... 

Cards for Haiti

January 29th, 2010

I have been doing a series of cards for Haiti Relief. I am a big believer of the need to volunteer and give back to those who have less. So I am asking you - What do you do to give back???  

ARTWORK on FineArt America

January 25th, 2010

There has been some fabulous art uploaded to the group here on FineArt America for the Haiti group ( ) I am astounded by the fabulous artwork that I find here. If you are looking f... 

Check out these fabulous artist who are raising money for Haiti Relief.  

Creating Art for Haiti

January 20th, 2010

Check out this link A lot of artist are looking for a way to help the people of Haiti. Why not create a beautiful piece of work to raise money. Come on - You can do it ! I cha... 

Ok - I am trying to raise money for the American Red Cross. I will donate all profits from my artwork DREAMWORLD to the American Red Cross Haiti Fund. If you don't need art.. I beg that you donate directly to the Red Cross. They are a fabulous org... 

I recently read a blog where a fellow artist here on FineArt America was donating money from her sales to an animal shelter. Today with Haiti's earthquake and the devastation. I am donating any sales of Haiti series and Playtime series cards to the ... 

Life and the Artist Within

January 11th, 2010

I am wondering today on where the artist finds his or her inspiration. I have been following a discussion on abstract art in the forums here on Fine Art. The discussion has been going on for a year. I look at the art here on Fine Art and wonder wher... 

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2009

Well, its New Years Eve and I wanted to send you all Best Wishes for A Fantastic New Year! May you have joy,love,peace and happiness. May you find your creative muse. May you sell tons of art and have fun creating it! Do you have New Ye... 

An Artists Imagination

December 28th, 2009

I am fairly new to the artworld. I have been doing photography for years. I started in the days where you went in a little room and transfered your film from a canister onto a spool. I had a difficult time trying to accept the digital world. It took... 

Well its the holiday season - Need a gift for a friend or relative ??? They have everything .... so what do you get them ??? Well you can be practical and buy a package of tube socks... or perfume - but why not consider art. Why art - Its different... 

Well, good grief... I blogged about all the different visiters to my website from different countries around the world and added Flag Counter to my Fine Art Website and I dropped in numbers... hmmm - don't like that. But still getting hits overall - ... 

Well - I finally did it... went to Blurb - which is an online service where you can produce your own book and attempt to sell it. Now this company has been their for a while and a lot of my artist friends have used it. But as I am fairly new to th... 

Who is looking at your art

November 28th, 2009

Well I posted my latest piece Broken Heart on the FineArt America website late last night. I just checked it to see if I had any comments or visitors... No suprise, already had visitors... kind of amazes me where people are viewing my art. Which o... 

America Fine Art Website

October 7th, 2009

Just joined the fabulous website for artists. I am thrilled to have an online store with them. If you are looking for fabulous artwork, unique gifts or cards... check my store and this website out. And if you are an artist looking for a great place...