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Month: April 2017

Painting #1

Painting #1

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu I didn’t start out wanting to do all these paintings right away.  I always loved to draw ever since I can remember, but painting was one of those things only “real artists” did.  And real artists were people who went to art school and learned to make statements and show their work in galleries.  That wasn’t me.  But over the past several years, I’ve been starting…

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What the heck are you doing?

What the heck are you doing?

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   I want to get “good” at painting, and be a “real” artist.  How good?  I don’t know, but I figure if I make 1,000 paintings, I’ll be pretty close.  Join me and share in my triumphs, failures, and other exciting experiences.  I’ll be posting all the paintings I’ve done so…

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Ally Hill – Aspiring Artist Extraordinaire

Ally Hill – Aspiring Artist Extraordinaire

I guess you could say I was born into art.  When I was a child, my mother was an art teacher.  I remember visiting her classroom, staring in awe at the students’ work, savoring the smell of paint.  I drew constantly.  As I grew up, I began to neglect the art part of my life for a “safer” path.  I choose a “safe” university, even though it had next to zero art classes. I met my husband at that school,…

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