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Custom Orders & Why I Don't

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One of the questions I receive most often is, "Will you make me something?" The answer is always, "No."  As a young artist, I used to accept custom orders for paintings. I had one custom order and saw the dismay on the customer's face when I brought the piece to them and could feel the disappointment as they handed me the cash. I swore then and there, no more painting custom orders. That was somewhere around 2008-2010. Very rarely have I gone against my own decision and done a commissioned piece. I still vote no on that front.  I used...

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A Note to Graduating High School Seniors Considering Art School

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Having gone to art school at Texas Tech, I thought I would provide a bit of insight into my experience and hopefully, this will open some eyes or provide a chuckle if nothing else. 

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Espuela Pottery

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Espuela Pottery

"The Espuela series is inspired by the shortlived, Espuela County, now known as Spur, Texas in Dickens County. All that remains of Espuela is the cemetery in which a few of my ancestors now rest. The glazes (color) on all the Espuela pieces are Gun Metal Green and Coffee Bean. Together they mimic the heights and ravines of the caprocks that lay throughout this part of the country." This is how I've been explaining the Espuela potter line on social media but there's a little more background as to why I tied this line to Spur (Espuela). Dickens County hosts...

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Shipping Costs and Why They Suck

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Shipping Costs and Why They Suck

Shipping is the worst. #ugh As of April 2020, I have implemented a new way of shipping and unfortunately it's not ideal. I use Shopify to host my website and I LOVE it. However, one thing that hasn't been completely worked out is the way they offer shipping. To make a long story short:  I have done my fair-share of research on this and have discussed this with the Shopify experts and this is what I can come up with to be most transparent to my clients. Shopify only allows one default package to be selected in order to gather...

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Lubbock Studio Tour

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Lubbock Studio Tour

November 9th & 10th (Saturday & Sunday) 3201 25th St. (Tech Terrace)  *South on Flint from 19th street to 26th, turn right until you reach Gary and then back north to 25th. Take a left into the cul de sac.* I was accepted into the Lubbock Artists Studio Tour coming up in a couple of weeks and I want to shed some light on the event. The event is actually a tour of a 9 homes that will each be featuring at least one artist in different mediums. (i.e. Painting, Pottery, Woodwork, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Music, etc.) The...

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