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Today's Painting


 After the Storm

After the Storm

Paynes Prairie

10x20 inches


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I'm delighted that Conservation Trust for Florida has become a partner to us in the Six Artists Six Prairies project. I have supported their efforts for a long time and feel really good about having them on board, along with North Florida Land Trust, Alachua Conservation Trust, and Friends of Paynes Prairie. I will be the liaison for Conservation Trust For Florida for the duration of the project.  I've been working on small prairie paintings through the summer up at the loft.

Tip of the Day 


Replace old fluorescent lights with newer, more efficient models with electronic ballasts (such as retrofit T12 lights with magnetic ballasts to T8 lights and electronic ballasts).

Replace your high-use incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. A compact fluorescent light uses 75 percent less electricity to produce the same amount of light as an incandescent bulb. The compact fluorescent will last about 10,000 hours as opposed to the 600 to 1,000 hour average life of an incandescent. By replacing a 100-watt incandescent with an equivalent 25-watt compact fluorescent, you can save more than $90 per bulb in electricity costs over the 10,000-hour lifetime of the compact fluorescent.

Make sure that bulbs, fixtures, lenses, lamps and reflective surfaces are cleaned regularly. By removing grease, dust and other dirt, you can increase the output of your lights.

Install automatic, occupancy sensor room-lighting controls to turn lights on or off depending on occupancy or time of day.


From Consumer Energy Center

Today's Recipe


Congratulations to Linda Pottberg who won the miniature painting with easel for the recipe contest. Thanks to all of you who sent recipes and entered.


 Recipe from Nicole Hyde

Spiced Chickpeas


1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1 T olive oil

salt to taste (I used about 1/4 tsp. kosher salt)

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground coriander

1/2 tsp. chile powder

1/2 tsp. sweet paprika

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. clovePreheat oven to 350 F.


Drain garbanzo beans into a colander and rinse well with cold water. Drain then pat dry with paper towels.


While beans drain, make spice mix (mix is great on vegies, fish, chicken, meat).


Toss dried beans with olive oil, spice mix, and salt.


 Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Roast 40- 45 minutes, or until they are slightly browned and make a rattling sound when you shake the baking sheet




I'm having a "Hen Party" on Saturday August 6th from Noon to 4 PM in my Loft Studio.
I have invited three Craft artisans to join me for the day. We will have handmade jewelry, handmade soaps and wash cloths and handmade hand bags along with my paintings. Guitarist Bob Brounley will play from 1-3 PM. Come have a snack, a drink and browse our artisan market. Men are invited too ;>)

 Studio News & Specials 


Make an Offer Painting For July


Cape San Blas

July "Make an Offer" Painting

8x10 inches

oil on panel

opening bid 10.00

shipping 10.00

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Guitarist Bob Brounley

will perform at Paddiwhack Gallery
July 9th from 1-3 PM
Come join us and enjoy 20% off all Jewelry and 20% off my 8x10 inch paintings from 1-3 PM

beach dunes

My next Michaels Class is the painting above on July 10 from 1-3 PM 





Register and get your painting kit at Michaels.

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Enjoy a beginning class with Linda.





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