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1114, 2018

In My Opinion – November 14, 2018

I'm glad it's November for more than one reason.  First of all, November brings us one month closer to spring.  I am not a fan of winter.  It's pretty and everything--especially if you like leaving the white of the paper in a painting--but it's cold.  I don't like the cold.  An additional reason I'm glad it's November is that Halloween

1015, 2018

In My Opinion … October 15, 2018

I thought I'd start with a photo this time.  Some good friends invited us to accompany them on a Tauck tour of northeastern Canada--the Atlantic maritime region.  So, in September we flew from Indy to Toronto and from Toronto to Halifax, Nova Scotia.   We spent eight days in beautiful Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), the smallest of the Canadian

1011, 2018

WSI GENERAL MEETING – OCTOBER 28TH FEATURING SANDY MAUDLIN

The WSI General Membership Meeting is Sunday October 28, 2018 at 2pm.   The meeting features a demonstration and presentation by visiting artist Sandy Maudlin. Location: Cool Creek Park Nature Center 2000 E. 151st Street Carmel, IN 46033

0917, 2018

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill – September 17, 2018 …. AH, SEPTEMBER!

Ah, September! Warm, sunny days.  Cool nights.  A month that makes me glad I live in the Midwest.  There are other reasons why I'm glad I live here, too:  no hurricanes named Florence or Hugo; enough rain that--as least so far--prevents wildfires; the lovely changing of the seasons with yellow ochres and scarlets and crimsons and sap greens and beautiful

0822, 2018

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill – August 22, 2018

Some final thoughts on Juried Shows and Competition:    One of my WSI friends, an excellent artist, enters many juried shows and usually/often wins an award.  He mentioned to me that he didn't view juried shows as competitions--and I'm sure he doesn't because he's THAT good.  However, I believe that juried shows ARE competitions because when one places oneself in

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