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Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Lucid Dreamer



I've recently started reading this book, The Lucid Dreamer, A Waking Guide for the Traveler Between Worlds, by Malcolm Godwin. Perhaps one of the things I appreciate the most are the illustrations, ranging from the little known to Surrealist paintings and diagrams showing brain activity.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Brush Cleaning with Safflower Oil


I am not a big believer in cleaning brushes. It has always seemed to me to be a colossal waste of time. My solution over the years has been to wipe off excess paint with a rag or paper towel and simply leave the brushes soaking in solvent, usually an inch or so of odorless mineral spirits in a tin can. Recently I've switched from using mineral spirits to using safflower oil-the very kind found in the grocery store. Much of the oil paint I use includes a little bit of it anyway so I know it isn't going to have an adverse effect. I've found that it is more pleasant to use, there are fewer fumes in the studio, the brushes stay softer, and I don't worry about getting any on my skin.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Closing Fun April 21st

We've decided to have an INFORMAL party, 5pm until 7pm, to close our exhibit at TAG. Come on by for a last look before the work comes down and is sent off to new homes.

TAG's new website is up and running now. Have a look!

Monday, April 16, 2007

TAG Reception

The reception at TAG, for Lightfall, Interstate 80, and Bridal Suite, was Saturday, April 7th. It was great to see so many people come by and wonderful to meet new people. Thanks to everyone for attending.

For a review, complete with photos, go to the ATM: Art, Tiles, and Mosaics blog.

This exhibit runs through Saturday, April 21st. There will be an informal closing reception on the last Saturday at 5pm.

The God Code: Gregg Braden

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