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The Artist and the Road Less Traveled – Mary Martin

Mary Martin’s journey as an artist and gallery owner took an unlikely, unconventional path.  She was creative as a child and had talented, supportive, artistic parents who encouraged her creativity.  She also was inspired by a beloved, grade-school art teacher, who regularly took her students’ projects home for her artist-husband to see and comment on…

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On Becoming an Artist

I was absolutely immobilized when my friends suggested that I support myself by selling my artwork after the death of my husband.  I had earned an associate degree 30 years ago and could recall something about Composition 101, the importance of having an identifiable style, and the need to know the right people.  However, that…

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A Writer’s Life: “Dueling Sisters”

       I am a writer. I have been haphazardly telling myself this simple truth since I was a kid. Writing wasn’t something I stumbled into during some great awakening of youth, nor did it come as an epiphany when experiencing “empty-nest syndrome.” Words always have been swimming around in my head begging to…

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Stuck in a Creative Rut with Your Photography? Try Something New

Photo Credit: Morgan Crabtree

Every aspiring photographer has a story to tell about their journey to find a niche or subject of inspiration.  All such journeys are comprised of ups, downs, and plateaus.  However, something (or someone) sparked your initial interest in photography, so don’t give up on yourself as a photographer.  Take a moment and think about what…

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