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Latest Activity

Janice Lyon replied to Janice Lyon's discussion Pastels on gourds
"I think I replied a long time ago but it has been a long time since I have been on here I would like to know how the pastels held up for you and also would like to see a picture of the gourd .......please! What did you use to seal it up"
13 minutes ago
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Diane Heimann's photo

new for 2015,March 007

"Beautiful artwork. One of my favorites."
29 minutes ago
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Judy Richie's photo

Running In Circles

"Love your creativity!  Your art is something that deserves lots of time to enjoy the details. "
32 minutes ago
Rhonda Kesner commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo

Evening Grosbeaks in the Oaks

"Thank you, Judy. And right back at 'ya. I was glad to see you post yours here. I'd like to find some pictures from this years show. "
33 minutes ago
Judy Richie commented on Jody Neugebauer's photo

Hearts Desire

"Well deserved, Jody.  Again, congratulations.  Don't forget to post your 3rd Place in Mixed Media. "
1 hour ago
Judy Richie commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo

Evening Grosbeaks in the Oaks

"Congratulations, Rhonda. "
1 hour ago
Rhonda Kesner posted photos
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Jody Neugebauer posted photos
9 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Judy Richie's photo


"Thanks Judy! That means a lot coming from you! I can only aspire to be as good as you are!! Wish I could have made it to the show!"
9 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo


"Thanks, Jody.  And Congratulations to you for winning third in Mixed Media and the Best Newcomer Award.  Beautiful work.  I hope you will post your winning gourd."
10 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Judy Richie's photo


"Oh my! Your work is always so amazing!! I love them all! "
10 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo

Desert Dragonflies

"Thanks, Brenda and Betty for all of your comments."
11 hours ago


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