Timing and the Art of 1st Place

Bronze sculpture is a bit different than other forms of art in that a mold is created of the original piece.  Giving the artist the ability to cast several pieces of the nearly same piece for years into the future.  Which is a good thing considering how much time and money goes into creating the […]

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Golden Progress

  Progress on the golden retriever sculpture is going along great!  New animal subjects are always a learning experience for me, and this one is a joy.  I am using photos from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Facebook page for examples.  They are all so unique and yet so similar.  Each one’s personality lights up […]

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The Appearance of Loose Threads

        Often when observing an artists life, the viewer might note that some bits are all across the spectrum.  Or that the artist might be viewed as eclectic and talented.  I might suggest, not so fast.  Look a bit deeper and find what appears to be loose threads. My interest in one […]

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A Path Taken

How I Landed Here My journey to this point in my art profession took an unusual path.  Not one I chose, not one I intended, and not one I am familiar with for another artist.  Eons ago while at University for the second stretch (I love love learning) I was studying business and had to […]

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Early Thank you

Long Winding Road, Cara Lawson-Ball A few days ago we celebrated the winter solstice here in the north.  On most new moons we have a tradition of letting something go into the dark.  We write down on a piece of paper, something we individually feel might be preventing something good from entering our life.  Then without […]

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Painted Land

On a cold snowy day, the thing to do is curl up and watch an inspiring and beautiful documentary.  I’ve been waiting to watch this one for some time now, and yesterday I finally watched.   I am ready to watch it again. Painted Land, In Search of the Group of Seven.  It is who they were […]

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Collecting Art, a few notes

    As an artist, I have always been interested in why someone buys a particular piece of art.  Is the buyer acting out of a desire to be supportive of their local artist?  Are they buying because of subject matter?  Is it the medium they love?  Usually, I see collectors buy out of love.  Love […]

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