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Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.

Fond Memories of Maine

Fond Memories of Maine

pomWhile writing my wellness blog on Emotional Wellness this week, I started thinking about what I would do this summer for a vacation and the fun I had in Maine in 2006. I went there 3 times that year and for several summers afterwards. I went there for a watercolor workshop with Don Getz who I had met earlier in Peninsula Ohio at a workshop. Continue Reading…

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My Irish Favorites

My Irish Favorites

This was grading week so my painting had to wait, but I did take the time to look up some of my favorite digital paintings from my trip to Ireland several years ago. I hope you will enjoy  Ireland through my paintings and share the joy I felt in the trip and while I painted them. The original photos were shot from a Canon 5D camera.

I also took the time last week to do an interview with Fran McGrogan of Stand Curious. We talked about creativity and my insights into painting. I had a wonderful time and hope you all enjoy it too. Continue Reading…

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Birds of Prey & Updates

Birds of Prey & Updates

Birds of Prey

With spring on the way and more birds coming back, I am seeing more red-tailed hawks. According to the Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams anRed Tail Hawk Series 1: Turtle Spring Farm Wildlife Centerd David Carson, Hawks are one of the most intriguing & mystical of the birds of prey. They are the messengers, protectors and visionaries of the air.  The red-tailed hawk is the messenger bird & can lead you to your life purpose. Its keynotes are visionary power and guardianship. Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant. The featured image of Ostara the Red Tail Hawk was taken while she was in a cage and you can see the cage reflected in her eyes.  She was being rehabilitated after being hurt. This picture, along with others, are on gift products in my cafepress shop. Continue Reading…

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Signs of Spring & New Paintings

Signs of Spring & New Paintings

Spring is Comingherons mating

My daffodils and tulips are peeking through the ground in defiance of the snow that fell last week and the herons are back in Peninsula. The Bath Road Heronry is a local favorite of bird watchers and photographers. From mid-February through June, great blue herons build over 140 nests and raise their young. I have aheron cutout in abstractdded a Heron Gallery to the portfolio.

heron in flight

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