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2013 - Year in Review

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My word for 2013 was "Perform".  Perform in the sense of action.  I, no doubt, had a lot of action this year.  I built my website, put products for sale via Etsy, Fine Art America, Zazzle and created my own online store for my website. I ventured into acrylic painting, creating four pieces of art.  Two small 8" x 10 paintings and two large 18" x 24" paintings.  I tried  new crayons that are water-soluble and drew an elephant with graphite and charcoal. I entered into a couple of contests, Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search and Light, Time, Space -...

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Merry Christmas

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Merry O'Penguin - December 2013 Every year, I draw a design for my Christmas card.  I began this tradition in 2006.  I'd like to share with you my Christmas card drawing for 2013 titled, Merry O'Penguin.  It's a marker, charcoal, graphite and colored pencil drawing on 9" x 12" 140 lb. mixed media vellum paper.  Total drawing time was 15.25 hours. I always like to find meaningful quotes, which complement my drawing, to include on the inside message.  This year was a bit tougher than in the past.  I was thinking colorful, happy, joyous and this is what I chose:...

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Small Business Saturday

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  Please shop local, shop small and support your local small businesses in your community.  Shop Small Business Saturday. Use discount code PBFS20 for Etsy and receive 20% off your order. Use discount code HRVMZX for Fine Art America and receive 25% off my mark-up.  Please note:  I cannot offer a discount on the base costs, so this is NOT 25% off your entire order.  

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Gratitude

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November is always the time of year where gratitude comes front and center.  I've noticed, as I'm sure you have too, a bunch of Facebook friends have been sharing their daily dose of gratitude for November.  Like a lone red leaf amongst the neutral ground, gratitude can always be found...if you're willing to look for it. I'm not talking about BIG gratitudes, such as beating cancer's butt, but the little things in our every day lives.  These every day occurrences often get overlooked. The nice man who held the door open for you at the post office.  The store clerk...

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Newsletter Subscription

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  Hi Friends.  Just a short note to invite you to subscribe to my brand new email newsletter.  This is separate from the blog subscription. Newsletter subscribers receive DOUBLE the discount than non-subscribers and advance notice on all sales, plus periodic announcements. I will be sending out my official first newsletter in the next week or so announcing Black Friday sales and coupon codes. Subscribe here and be the first to know.  

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