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Artdog53

Jan S. Gephardt
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My Bio
I am an artist, writer, and teacher, which I see as kind of all-of-a-piece. I am passionate about art (in its many forms), education (in its many forms), animals/the natural world, and the power of thinking and imagining.

Current Residence: Kansas City area
Favourite genre of music: varies
Favourite style of art: varies!
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPod

Favourite Visual Artist
Myself! (and I'm modest, too!) I also love many others' work.
Favourite Movies
Movies that take me interesting places, and show them to me through the eyes of interesting characters.
Favourite TV Shows
For fact-based shows, I love well-made documentaries. For fiction, I like shows that take me interesting places, and show them to me through the eyes of interesting characters.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Brought up to love classical music, I have added many other genres and styles--I especially love instrumental soundtracks.
Favourite Books
In fiction, SF and fantasy are always a good bet as favorites, but I also love a good mystery.
Favourite Writers
Lois McMaster Bujold, Richard Florida, Jim Butcher, Naomi Novik, Don Tapscott, and many, many others.
Favourite Games
Chess, Pictionary the way they do it at sf conventions, and story-building games (one person starts and the next one adds to it, etc.)
Favourite Gaming Platform
Sorry--I'm a total troglodyte when it comes to gaming.
Tools of the Trade
I would go mad without Canson papers, Elmer's glue, my sculpture tools, my ink pens and markers, Prismacolors (and electric pencil sharpener), paints, and computer loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite and a good word processer!
Other Interests
Art, education, writing, animals (from information about them to working with them), environmental issues, and aspects of healthful, harmonious living.
Did you see the pieces I recently uploaded to my Gallery?  There are three pieces based on clematis flowers, the "Purple Clematis Panel," The "White Clematis Panel," and "White Clematis Square." I recently wrote a blog post about this series and its origin.  If you'd like to read it, please go to http://artdogobservations.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-clematis-variations.html
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I posted some photos I took during and after Kansas City's latest snowstorm, in a post to my blog Artdog Observations.  I'd share them here, but they really aren't "art"--more source material.  If you'd like to see them, go to: http://artdogobservations.blogspot.com/2013/02/dancing-flakes-and-tree-lace.html
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I'm sorry I can't put pictures on this Journal.  I've posted images from my husband's framing job with a deep shadowbox frame for my new piece "Rose Dance" on my blog: http://artdogobservations.blogspot.com/2013/02/deep-dish-framing.html
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Thanks for the fave on "Giverny - Water-Lily pond"!
Thank you so much for all the favs! Much appreciated!! :boogie:
You really do wonderful work. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Thanks for the fave on my Kusudama, Since so many people have faved it, i'll probably try to edit the photo of it, or just upload a better and newer version. I'll keep you posted if i do.
You're welcome. It's a beautiful piece!
Thanks for the :+fav:s!

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