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    Color From Copenhagen

    By Cathy on December 8, 2015
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    We are often asked where we find our inspiration. Well, today, I received this excellent bit of color candy from Julianna, the other half of the Mej Mej team, who is in Copenhagen visiting her new family and taking in the beautiful Danish design. So, I decided to be inspired on the spot, post haste. Color, line, detail, pattern …

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    It’s Caldecott Eve!

    By Cathy on February 1, 2015
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    Since most of you are probably watching a little football tonight, you might have forgotten that today is Caldecott Eve! And, in fact, by the time you are reading this post, the Caldecott awards for 2015 might have already been announced. Even though I am right on top of it, I will probably still have to sign up for a

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    Uppercase: The Color Issue

    By Cathy on July 10, 2014
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    It’s Uppercase time! We love this magazine. It is one of our favorite flavors of eye candy. Not only does a stack of Uppercase make an excellent tablescape for a studio, but the content inside is delicious. And this month’s issue, Number 22 is all about COLOR. (As you might guess, I love color almost as much as bacon.) Below is

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    After Surtex: Walton Ford Exhibit

    By Ellen Heck on June 21, 2014
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    By the kind of serendipity that seemed a credit to New York, we walked into Paul Kasmin Gallery to see Walton Ford’s current show just as he started an artist talk. Standing in front of Tigress, one of three large-scale watercolors that fill the first gallery space, he began with a bit of his own history—how his naturalist, narrative watercolors

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    Inspiration Break: Lunch With A Zebra

    By Cathy on March 29, 2014
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    Our weekend blogger, Julianna, reports today from studio east in Norfolk, Virginia, where she recently took an inspiration excursion to the zoo. I had lunch with a zebra this week. Well, that was an odd sentence … but it’s true! I really did have lunch with a zebra, and a tiger, and several giraffes, and even an elephant. When the

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