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once is never enough

Follow the link…we’re doing again. FORMAL exhibit and INFORMAL blog CREATURE • MAN • NATURE Work of CAROLYN LAVENDER, MONICA AISSA MARTINEZ, AND MARY SHINDELL Advertisements

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A small reception last Thursday was followed by a well-attended opening on Friday. Reaction was positive. Mary comments about the many people who loved the blog. They came to the show well-informed and with a better appreciation for the work. … Continue reading

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framing prints

Each of us take a small area of our largest artwork, and create a limited edition print. The reproduction represents the large work, and the 4 as a grouping, are symbolic of our working together. We’ve made a small edition of 24, 6″ … Continue reading

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it’s about the quality

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.   W.F. Deborah Sussman asks, Who’s idea was this? Mine! I say as I … Continue reading

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what’s the good news

We got one more bit of good news last week.  We’ve been looking for someone to write text for our exhibition brochure, and  I believe we found the right person. The brochure’s in design now. Layout awaits text. I’ll share who… … Continue reading

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monica’s dealings / more than the sum of my parts

I’ve never worked so large-scale.  And really I’m not working large-scale now, but the finished piece measures 74″ x 84″ or 6’2″ x 7′.  It’s a big work, made up of small parts, that I can handle. This is the … Continue reading

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it’s personal with sue

Who’s that?  I ask about the dog in the photo above (and below). Sue: The Dog is my 14-year-old dog Pokie. (after the golden book ‘The Pokie Little Puppy’)  I have had her since she was a tiny pup. Sue … Continue reading

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