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Light of Nebraska Update

Hello, my creatives,

It’s been a slow process from being to end. However, there is light at the end of the… road. HA, thought I was going to say the tunnel. Now that our original venue for the collective showing of paintings has recovered from the flood and reopened, it’s planning time and selecting an available time slot. All the painting were inspired from multiple counties in Nebraska and will be shown together for a free, one-month public viewing. Then the paintings will be donated to the respective libraries in those counties. And just think, it’s all because of a collaborative effort between you, our supporters and the artists of The Awiya Project. As soon as the details have been arranged, I will bring you into the loop.

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Inspiring Young Hearts

The Awiya project teamed with the Wahoo Public Library in the creation of children chairs for the renovated children section. Last winter, Wahoo Public Library experience a devastating flood that closed its doors for many months. In celebration of its grand reopening, local artist were asked to paint a small child size chair for a display.  Take a look at photos below.

The Magic of a Secret Garden

The inspiration for the design of this chair came from my children. The magic of the warm summers morning sunlight filtering through a blanket fort and reading books aloud while my children explored nature around us.  The stye of painting I chose for the backdrop of the chair is impressionism creating a whimsical tone. While the illustrated style little critters play with the senses.  It is my hope that the chairs will ignite the imagination and inspire the children who view it at Wahoo Public Library.

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New from the easel next door

Jes is busy working on pieces for The Light of Nebraska series. The framed landscape is a warm up piece. When you switch gears from one style of painting to another you also change palettes (the colors you paint with) . So it’s nice to do a warm up piece to get your color theory organized for the style of painting and the subject. I like to take a creative break- Jes calls it yummy baked goods. 😉 Stay on the Awiya side of life my creatives!

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Spring Spirit

Here’s where I am at with this painting. Currently framed & drying. the Awiya Project is donating this piece to a Massage studio in Florida that does amazing work.

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Spring Stretch Inspires the Spirit

Jes and I took a week of vacation from our work with a nonprofit. Much needed time off to explore the spring art on display and friends. Now back to the studio & work. Here’s the latest finished piece for the Palette to Canvas Light of Nebraska series.

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On my easel

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This current work in progress is for the From Palette to Canvas: The Light of Nebraska series. This developing landscape is from York county Nebraska. Will keep you updated as it progresses along.

Where the cycle begins

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I don’t like having my picture taken

Jes mumbles as he worked on another painting for the Awiya Project.

This is about The Cycle of Compassion and what the Art Gives to others

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The Awiya Project: Compassion from the Heart!

Joy in the details

Almost done with this landscape for the From Palette to Canvas series. I am already preparing canvas for the next one.

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