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Please help

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This isn’t a crapsmanship account today but an appeal. This beautiful woman is the daughter of a dear friend. She has been missing from Vivian, Louisiana since January 21, 2020. The sheriff’s department detectives are investigating and are confident that someone knows her whereabouts. Unfortunately, “being a good person” isn’t enough motivation for someone to share what they know. Consequently, I have started a GoFundMe account that will provide a reward for information that would lead to her whereabouts and/or the arrest of the responsible party.

Please, please, share the link below. Shares and donations are two ways to help this family find their daughter.

https://gf.me/u/ytiu6p

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 

Flamingos, flamingos!

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I announced several weeks ago that BFF and I have an Etsy store for selling sets of five notecards, each with original art. (Check out alacardostudio.etsy.com.) BFF and I got our first commission a week or so ago for two sets of cards featuring flamingos. BFF did five cards, and so did I. We had one happy customer! Here are a few pix.

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Betty Krause-ish

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I’ve been intently following an artist named Betty Krause. Her work is colorful, abstract, and filled with light and energy. Betty is very generous by sharing process videos and live paint-along sessions. The painting above is one I made last week in one of Betty’s paint-alongs. This is the first time I’ve been moderately successful making my work look Betty-ish. CRAP ALERT: Unfortunately, I’ve played with this first iteration, made it into a pot of flowers, and now it looks more crap-ish than Betty-ish. See Betty’s wonderful work on Facebook and Instagram by searching for Betty Krause Art.

Red Flower Mixed Media

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This project was the epitome of crapsmanship — working, reworking, and reworking until I get something pleasing. My original intent was to do something abstract in black, white and gold. Strangely enough, I started with a baby blue background on an 18X24 canvas. I had read that starting with an unexpected color can add interest. The picture below isn’t my canvas, but it does show you the color I began with.

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