Progress – July 22, 2018

July 23, 2018

Pre-bike ride of 12 miles:

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I survived.

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At least I was good during the bike ride and recovered well enough to go walk another half mile at the gym and then went and walked around an “craft” show. I use that loosely because it was supposed to be a craft show but was mostly an MLM show. Sigh.

Then I went home and got sick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Views from Salt Lake Gaming Con

July 6, 2018

Some views of and from my booth:


Expanded creativity

May 15, 2018

I haven’t shown any of my paintings for a while. Mostly because I haven’t painted in a couple months.

However, recently I had a friend purchase some of my artwork and I’m fortunate enough to see how she used her own creativity to expand upon what I had done.

Sally had this extra frame she’d purchase, but she hadn’t known just quite what to do with it until she saw one of my blogs on my artwork. She asked me to show her what paintings I had for sale. Happily, I brought in my box for her to dig through.

She picked two which really spoke to her (as is a great way to pick art — gee, imagine that: you buy art that you want to look at. Simple. *grin*).

Here’s how she put it all together:

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“I like hidden things,” Sally told me. “I like things that make you think.” She said that my paintings reminded her of The Secret Garden and that she wanted to know what was behind the doorway. In her mind, it goes to a place hidden away where the swing is.

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Listening to her talk about it reminds me why I like to paint: I get to create my secret place, my hide-away. Writing gives me a place where I can have people dealing with strife. But painting is where I am completely alone in my own little mental exploration. I’m never alone on my writing adventures, but I am when I’m painting.

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It’s great to see something that I created be part of a larger piece of someone else’s creativity like this.

Thank you, Sally, for letting me share!


ACEO Painting – February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Another ACEO I painted last weekend. I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of painting on these canvas sheets. Practice, practice, practice.

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Landscape
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on canvas
©2018 Dawn Blair


ACEO Painting – February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

Here’s a new ACEO I painted last weekend:

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Landscape
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on canvas
©2018 Dawn Blair


Painting progress- 02/09/18

February 9, 2018

Like I said in my Monday progress post, I didn’t get much painting done last week, but I did enough to do a 10″x8″ study painting. Read the rest of this entry »


ACEO- February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

Happy Groundhogs Day.

Here’s a recently painted ACEO. Don’t mistake it for me painting; that hasn’t happened, though I do hope to do some this weekend. Wish me luck on that.