Artists in Our Midst

I just got my prints that I ordered from the last time we had one of these (I got two nice pictures from 30fps), have them all framed up and hanging in my home office. They really look sharp.

At any rate, been a while since we had one of these, so I thought I would put another one up. If you are an artist and have wares for sale or stuff you just want to share, throw it in the comments section. Who knows- someone might be looking for what you have to offer.

Also, don’t worry if you go into the spam filter, there is no need to post twenty times. I’ll check in every hour or so and clear you out.

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    bellatrys says:

    Okay my Imagekind page – I haven’t yet been able to afford to order any of these to check them out, but the machines and materials they are using are indeed the top of the line for quality of output and archival/longevity to date, speaking as someone in the field. The friending and community features are nice, too.

    (I also have some CafePress things, but they’re not organized into one master page yet. )

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    donnah says:

    Thanks for the space! I have posted in your artist threads before, but I’m always buried down at the end. So I’ll post a link to my Photobucket page that shows a few of my pieces.

    I make hooked wool rugs. They’re not the latch hook yarn rugs most people are familiar with, but rather an old technique using strips of dyed wool that are pulled up through linen in loops. I have been a “hooker” for 8 years and I love it.

    I teach classes and I put my rugs in shows. I also make custom rugs of people’s pets as heirloom portraits. I create landscapes, portraits, still life pieces and more. It’s like painting with wool.

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    inkadu says:

    They walk among us, seeing things that aren’t there, creating things that didn’t exist, and showing us things we don’t want see. They are artists. They must be stopped.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    I’m a sculptor and I generally work with found objects. I try to bridge the gap between the innocence of childhood with the yearning desires and complexities of living through the chaos of the modern world.

    My latest masterpiece.

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    John O says:

    The most beautiful handmade custom woodwork I’ve ever seen.

    Check out the gallery, and I recommend you start with “One Client’s Collection.”

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    Cat Lady says:


    These rugs are very beautiful! I don’t see any dimensions or prices though, and am curious where you teach hooking. It must be fun to say proudly, “I’m a hooker”!

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    Kirk Spencer says:

    On behalf of my daughter… she’s doing charcoal portraits. Two examples are on this page from my blog.

    The recession has brought over 10% local unemployment (official U3 type measure) and there are no jobs for high schoolers. Since she wants spare cash, she’s trying an alternate route.

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    donnah says:

    Thanks, Cat Lady!

    The page I posted is just a few of my pieces. Many of those are commissioned pieces, long since gone to their owners, some are still around, and there are more that I have sold outright.

    I live in Ohio and teach all over. If you want more info about the rugs, look at

    It was especially funny when my youngest son told his teacher his mom was a hooker. Technically speaking, since I strip the wool with a cutter, I’m a Stripper AND a Hooker.

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    JenJen says:

    I just have to take this opportunity to give major props to our own LauraW, an amazing mosaic artist.

    A few months ago I purchased from her a gorgeous, custom-made “Women for Obama” picture frame as a gift for my sweet mom. I have pictures of it at home, and will post them later in the thread, but just take a look at her stunning work via her Project Wonderful ad on this page.

    Just can’t give her enough love. And she gives a generous B-J discount, too. Go ahead and laugh… her words, not mine. ;-)

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    Eric says:

    I am a ceramic artist/somewhat former potter that makes pendants, shot glasses, wine glasses, and other not-quite-traditional ceramic items. I’ve recently started making wall pieces, the first six of which are at a local show right now, but I should have photos and more work of that sort online soon.

    Most of my work is bright, colorful, and whimsical, perhaps even eccentric. Thanks for the thread and for taking a look!

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    Laura W says:

    You already got yours? Shoot. Maybe mine are up in my mailbox?
    I have three on the way from Renato:

    Hey! Where is my cypresses?

    As for my own little efforts, I woke up this morning to a sale to a BJ regular. Magical intertubes; sell while you snooze.
    And what am I supposed to be doing right this very moment? Finishing the unpacking in the albatross art studio downstairs. I hate to pack all that shit up, move it, and unpack it again. This is the…um…5th time in 7 years? (But three of those times I never even committed to the unpacking process since I knew I wouldn’t stay in the houses long enough to warrant the efforts.)

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    Bvac says:

    Many of our original candles are 25% off as we prepare to move to Savannah, Georgia. Buy a couple and help us pay for grad school!

    we’ll be represented by either John barrow or Jack Kingston. Good lord.

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    Bucky says:

    My aunt creates “wearable art” through jewelry. I think the pieces are quite nice and affordable:

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    Bucky says:

    Link embedding fail.

    Here’s the link to my aunt’s site. . . as I said very nice and affordable.

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    fouroboros says:

    How cool, John, thanks. I’m a designer and also used to fly Warbirds online with a bunch of fellow aviation nuts. It developed into WWII nose art tees for our “Squadron,” XXX – Tres Equis. After non-flying friends saw them I got asked to develop some more, like the original Hell’s angels and the Women Airforce Service Pilots’ fflying’ fifi and more.

    Here’s the link ( For the politically minded it’s full of other stuff like flaming GOP logos falling off cliffs or Mr Leaker and Mrs. Wilson, the 2005 children’s book explaining Treason and the Plame Affair. Thanks for the self-promo opp!

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    magisterludi says:

    My lo-oonng time companion, Willie, wrote, performed and recorded (at our kitchen table with the windows open-in GarageBand) a trio of songs called “willieditties”. He’s been an audio engineer and recording arts instructor for years, not a performer, but he’s a damn fine singer and not a shabby musician in his own right. It’s available for a listen on itunes.

    We were married 30 years ago yesterday (we both forgot until this morning) and, if you give the songs a listen, you’ll see why it’s been a sweet ride.

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    Ash says:

    What I do when I’m bored: Take amateur pictures of things no one cares about.

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    Llelldorin says:

    My wife’s Zazzle page has a lot of stuff featuring her digital art. I’m personally a fan of her coffee-related stuff, but she’s got a fair amount of stuff on there.

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    FunkWeb says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, John. My wife and I both possess the artistic gene, to some degree, but apparently missed out on the marketing one. Here are links to our various fine art nature photography, needlework, and writing websites. We also run Needle and ThREAD: Stitching for Literacy, promoting reading and embroidery.

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    Michael D. says:

    I make Piss Christs. Can I sell those here?

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    cleek says:

    my wife makes jewelry. she doesn’t have an on-line store right now, but she will soon. so, i hope you do another one of these in the future, JC.

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    Ash says:

    @FunkWeb: Your Denali photos are beautiful. I hope I get to go there one day.

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    farmette says:

    Good afternoon!

    Thanks for the art thread and the soul refreshing Balloon Juice.

    Our little shop over on etsy……..

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    LT says:

    I have some songs that are cheap – and inexpensive! I recommend “Sigh.”

    Thanks for the invitation to post.

    And here’s someone better than me. (He’s even got songs that you can press a button and hear in the Baseball Hall of Fame. How cool is that?)

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    Demo Woman says:

    @cleek: Your photos are amazing. I sent your site to my son since he loves photography. Your wife’s earrings were beautiful and hopefully she had her site up soon.

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    LT says:

    @wasabi gasp:

    Beautiful. Frikkin beautiful, man.

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    Yay! I’m a digital artist. My works can be found : Here

    My prints can be purchased here

    Thank you so much for letting us share.

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    LT says:


    Very cool freaky work, Beth.

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    @LT: Thank you my friend.

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    @LT: I like “Sigh,” at least on preview. “The Bass Player” sounds a little Tom Waits-y to me.

    Brodsky’s baseball album looks interesting. An offshoot from Terry Cashman’s kinda saccharine oeuvre, seems like. And reading the interview on his site, he’s played with Tim Flannery, the former Padres 3rd base coach and folksinger (a combination one doesn’t normally think of).

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    Ash says:

    @vacuumslayer: Whoa, if I actually had any money, I would buy a bunch of those.

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    @LT: Oh, and Tom Waits-y is good!.

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    @Ash: Ha! Thank you, dahling! It’s lovely just knowing some folks dig it. :)

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    @farmette: OMG. Your stuff is freakin’ awesome. I’m buying you out.

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    LT says:


    Dang, didn’t know that about Chuck and the Padres guy. He’s an old friend, and a great thoughtful writer and performer.

    Waits-y? I wish. But thanks very much.

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    @donnah: I love those rugs. I want one for my home.

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    Something Fabulous says:

    @Michael D.:

    Well, you could *offer them for sale,* but…

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    R-Jud says:

    @farmette: Alack and woe, you don’t ship to the UK. I love the nautilus. I’m bookmarking you and will place an order in November so I can have it shipped to PA while we’re there. If the nautilus is gone, we’ll order a clock for my daughter’s room.

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    mr. whipple says:

    Thanks for these threads!

    Mr. Whipple says, if you are a fly fisherperson, you might consider
    a nice handcrafted cane rod. Made in Merka, by real Merkins. Check out the Presentation rods!

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    Demo Woman says:

    The work displayed here is amazing. It’s just a pleasure to browse on every ones site.

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    mr. whipple says:


    wow!!! beautiful work!

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    D-Chance. says:

    No pictures of dogs with BBQ forks, please.

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    bellatrys says:

    So many talented people & beautiful things…!

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    JWeidner says:

    Character animator here, so I can’t really sell any wares, but if anyone needs a 3D animator for a project (film, TV, game), get in touch. Demo reel is at It’s not entirely current – I’m not able to upload the shots from Ice Age 3 yet – but it should give anyone an idea of what I do.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    Flickr Photostream

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    JK says:

    @Demo Woman:

    Unfortunately, I can’t afford to buy anything at this time. Being unemployed my disposable income is non-existent, but all of the art I’ve seen on all of your websites is simply fantastic. Keep up the incredibly great work.

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    donnah says:

    vacuumslayer, I love your digital work! I especially enjoy the Maxfield Parrish-inspired pieces; you’ve captured that atmosphere perfectly.

    Thanks, too, Mr Whipple!

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    I just received my photos from Renato yesterday! They are beautiful.

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    Laura W says:

    @GReynoldsCT00: Why does Renato hate me?

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    @Laura W:

    I think he had computer issues that slowed him up for a bit…

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    aarrgghh says:

    thanks for the booth space, john

    when i’m not ridiculing birfers, specializes in 3d modeling & animation, and i have a long history in print and multimedia. i design websites, have worked on online multiplayer games and i’m currently doing visual effects on an upcoming documentary on cambodian politics, whose website i also designed.

    if i had more time i’d probably use it to crank out more political cartoons. it’s been a while …

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    Daryl says:

    Southern California Photography

    Any of the images are for sale at almost any size. Email me for info and pricing.

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    Wow, what a great thread. I’m a total lurker here — this is my first comment, in six months or more of reading — but I’m going to throw my link in anyway. Thanks for looking!

    I’m a photographer exploring various aspects of the built environment of the San Francisco Bay Area:

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    Joey Maloney a/k/a The Bard Of Balloon Juice says:

    Digital photography here – mostly manipulation of found objects, but also some cuuuuuuuuute little kitties.

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    Geekoid novels, available for sale in printed form, and for free download.

    Capsule synopses and links to dozens of glowing reviews here:

    These books really do make for great summer reading; don’t take my word for it, read a review or two. And if you’re a reader of fiction, buy a book or two. I damn sure could stand to sell a few copies, having been, as they say, “underemployed” for going on two years now, and in great danger of losing many things dear to me.

    And thanks once again for this thread, John.

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    Ming says:

    May I recommend my friend Hua Nian’s beautiful work:

    I especially love her paintings.

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    MR Bill says:

    Flickr page:

    I lost most of my images, of over 500 works over 30 years in a fire May 21.
    I still have six works in storage (all in some disrepair), two of which have been in national shows and the US State Dept. Art in Embassies program, coiled fiber hangings 7-6’x5′.
    Here a piece in State of Georgia Collection:

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    Laura W says:

    @Daryl: I was born and raised in So CA (Santa Monica, Venice, San Juan Cap, Dana Point, Laguna, San Diego) and lived there till I went to college in Santa Barbara. And then I moved to Monterey. Twice.
    Just the first click on your page makes me tear up. I miss the Pacific Ocean!
    Uh Oh. Someone’s emo tonight.

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    David says:

    Thanks a lot for the opportunity to share. I check this blog multiple times a day, but I think this is the first post I’ve made.

    I’m a multi-media artist with my hands in many different pies (cartoonist, musician, writer…). I started a blog to post my comics to, but have begun adding other stuff to it too. Scroll down to see my previous comics.

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    SKI says:

    If you want to combine getting art with raising funds to fight autism (and can wait until the exhibit opens October 1st), go to

    Art Now for Autism is an annual online fine arts and crafts exhibition and fund raiser benefiting autism awareness and research. This year’s event will benefit Autism Speaks with 100% of art sales going directly to them through their National Walk Now for Autism on October 31, 2009. The exhibit is organized by artist and mother of a child with autism, Claudine Intner. Don’t miss this year’s exhibit – October 1-10, 2009! This year will be bigger, better, and a reverse auction!

    * Preview of exhibit is October 1 – 4, 2009. Art exhibit will be open online at All work will be viewable but not on sale.

    * Reverse Auction – October 5 – 10, 2009 Everything starts at the same price with price cuts every two days. It is an auction in reverse! Day 1 & 2 – All art is $90. Day 3 & 4 – All art is $60. Day 5 & 6 – All art is $30.

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    Gosh! What a great beginning! I’m new to this blog having been directed here by Andrew Sullivan AND my partner and I are artists!
    Artists of the hand made, gold and silver jewelry sort. Most (all?) of our pieces have meaning – beyond the feelings the artist and/or owner has for them, that is.

    With that cryptic description, I invite you to take a look:

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    bwono says:

    I create bike, hiking trail and occasionally custom maps here in southern NE. They are beautiful, because people want beautiful things, especially when they don’t cost an arm and a leg.

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    @Daryl: Oh, nice. But a picture of the Cowboys’ training camp? Come to think of it, why are they training in Oxnard anyway?

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    farmette says:

    @vacuumslayer: Great imagery! I love the lady in black – the full length view is stunning. Love your work.

    @R-Jud: Thank you. I do ship worldwide. If you would like you can contact me at my store on etsy.

    Beautiful art all! Thank you John Cole. And hi to Tunch and Lily.

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    Skepticat says:

    This requires a bit of planning ahead, as the website isn’t in full operation yet, but knitters might want to check in the next few weeks. A friend of mine has bought sheep and is hand-spinning and hand-dyeing some gorgeous yarn. She also offers raw fleece, roving, and some neat hand-knit items.

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    On behalf of my wife, whose painting I love — real oils on wood panel with a sense of color, space and evocative representation that makes me feel every time I look up — her website:

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    I should have given the full url for my wife’s website. It is

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Thomas Levenson:

    That’s OK, I pasted it. Very Very good art!

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    Neal says:

    I’m an editorial cartoonist. I do sell prints but I also appreciate any extra eyeballs stopping by the site.

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    Jack Canuck says:

    Well, I’ve been lurking for ages, but thought I’d jump in with this one. I do both photography and music, with samples of each available at, respectively,


    Not professionally, mind you, but you’ve got to get your mind of the thesis sometimes eh?

    Cheers, love the site and discussions.

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    Laura W says:

    @Jack Canuck: Gorgeous photos! I got this far until the breath was sucked out of me. (I’m in an ocean-vulnerable mood tonight, so this was predictable):

    Truly beautiful photography!

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    r€nato says:

    Thanks for the props John.

    If YOU would like to own the very same beautiful prints which John Cole now has in his home office, take a look here:

    and here:

    and even here:

    Most of my subjects are Italy and Switzerland, some of the Southwest.

    Email me here if you’d like to order some.

    8×10’s come with an 11×14 mat and a clear protective bag. Such a deal @ $20 each plus shipping.

    Ask if you’re interested in larger sizes or pricing on the panoramic images.

    Thanks again John and all of you who ordered last time.

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    tim says:

    Awesome celebrity/entertainer portraits:

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    Hey all,

    Also a lurker of many years. You can check out my stuff at

    My work addresses issues from the torture regime to energy questions. My medium(s) are varied and tied to the questions to be explored.

    Also have some essays there along those lines which I delve into the problems tackled in the pieces.
    On torture, for instance, see the piece “Bright Guilty World” and the essay on my site (found here ).

    Thanks for letting me share.

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    John Cole says:

    @r€nato: Email me. I want to get another print for a friend as a present.

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    Cynicor says:

    I never thought of myself as an artist until I took up photography again a while ago. Now I sell prints from my site – landscapes, flowers, cityscapes, getting into portraiture:

    I also PROVED yesterday that Obama is adopting Nazi imagery in his logos! Behold the proof:

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    Dudette says:

    Well, as an artist, I think my plan is to become the Grandma Moses of casual games. I don’t know if you would consider it art, but I sure do, so I’d like to invite you all …

    I run a membership casual game site, and my members are mostly women and/or seniors (but not entirely). It’s ad-free, and we always have 3 free-to-play games on the front page that change weekly. Our #1 game, Train, is part of the free set this week.

    You’re invited to come play these any time — find us at

    And if you’d like a relaxing place to play, or a safe place to send mom on her computer (or MSNTV — works on most platforms including those) with no ads, no spam, no malware, and an absolute privacy commitment, it’s $15 for 3 months or $50 for a year, with gift certificates available.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @anna missed: Interesting work.

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    LT says:

    @MR Bill:

    Beautiful work, Bill. So sorry about the fire.

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    lizzy says:

    Anybody seen the “Playing for Change” video? I did a painting of Roger Ridley several years ago, at the time just thinking he had a great face. Who knew!

    here’s the painting –

    and here’s the video –


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    lizzy says:

    And check out the “Playing for Change” website –

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    ruemara says:

    I mostly make jewelry, to get my head away from the computer and computer art. Here’s a sample.

    Mostly, it’s inspired by things I see. Sometimes it’s inspired by people, like this one:

    I take commissions but otherwise, everything is one of kind, tasteful, wearable art.

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    ruemara says:

    I mostly make jewelry, to get my head away from the computer and computer art. Here’s a sample.

    Mostly, it’s inspired by things I see. Sometimes it’s inspired by people, like this one:

    I take commissions but otherwise, everything is one of kind, tasteful, wearable art.

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    Jack Canuck says:

    @Laura W:

    Thanks Laura! Wish I had more time for it, but I’m less than three months from submitting my thesis, so I’ve got a few other things taking up my time. Looking forward to a trip with the cameras to Western Australia in December/January though.

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