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Martha Launches "LazyGal" Etsy Shop!

2012-09-21 Martha has gone global. Her art used to be only available at a dozen seasonal fairs, at a few shops and by custom request at her website. Now she's launched and loaded at her new "LazyGal" Etsy Shop. Anyone anywhere can order dozens of specific items pictured there…

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Dave Kober: Michigan's Master Carver

2012-05-20 I finally was able to stop by Dave Kober's shop last summer with the whole family. Only Lucy and I had seen it before. So I took some more pics. Martha was impressed. He's located a few miles south of Cadillac on the south side of M-115…

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Favorite Puzzle Ever: Folk Dance

2011-12-23 I just had a big holiday puzzle-making thrill. ...My favorite puzzle ever! What made this puzzle special? Well, it's based on a wonderful painting of a rural folk dance scene, in the Thomas Hart Benton style, I'd call it…

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Team LazyGal does the Art Fair Tour

2011-07-22 It's summertime and Team OYB turns into Team LazyGal. If you're up north and in the area, stop by and say Hi. Martha will be at the following shows. (And the rest of us will be there to help set-up and take-down, plus other visits…

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Vacation Fun: Daily Sketching!

2011-04-10 Vacation fun? ...A daily sketching session. For our Spring Break we went to Ann Arbor. Every day we went to the University of Michigan Natural History Museum for an hour of creative action. All it takes is paper, pencil, pastels, pens and such…

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"Group of Seven" White Pines...

2010-09-12 It was neat putting two and two together this summer about the Group of Seven trees. The Group of Seven was a group of Expressionist painters in Canada, who helped give a vibrant sense of identity to their national culture, for the first time…

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Shardfest!

2010-08-09 Our friends the Perkinses, who hosted a buncha artists over the Sutton's Bay Art Fair weekend (and Bill helps run the fair, too), have this house in town made out of recycled ingredients. Their driveway has two stark retaining walls…

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Martha's Show Booth

2010-08-08 Have I shown you a pic yet of M's art fair booth? Here's what we've set up 7 times this summer...

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Dave Kober: Master Woodcarver of Michigan

2010-08-04 On the drive south of Cadillac on M-115 we stopped by a road garage-shop that caught my eye. The kids groaned and stayed in the minivan awhile but I soon talked them into checking out the colorful folk artist whose work was inside the building…

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Visit to Gwen Frostic Prints

2010-08-03 It's been a few years since I visited Gwen Frostic's print shop in Benzonia. She has since died and her shop has gone thru many hands and many tough times but it's back open again and in action just like the last time I saw it…

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