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First day in my “new” studio…

First day in my “new” studio…

It’s been eleven months since I had access to my paints, brushes, easel, canvases, knives et al that one might find in an artist’s space. We retrieved my accouterments from a storage shed not far from our apartment and, once again, the boxes remained isolated from my attachment to that which might be considered my passion — almost a year […]

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“The Wall” included in 40th Juried Annua

The Wall by Myrna Leigh Cohn

The 40th Juried Annual exhibition takes place at the Miller Art Center in Sturgeon Bay from September 12 through November 3, 2015 with Reception & Awards taking place on Saturday, September 12, from 5:00-6:30 PM. I am delighted to announce that my oil/water painting entitled “The Wall” has won a spot among the juried selection. I invite you to […]

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Fright Makes Might…

Fright Makes Might…

Seven years later – during which time I tried very hard to be the best wife and mother, cook and bottle washer, floor polisher and window washer this side of the North Pole –  I found myself at the edge of a cliff. With little education, no work experience and nothing but a need to provide, […]

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Do Whatever You Set Your Mind To Do!

Do Whatever You Set Your Mind To Do!

I remember spending Saturdays with my Dad …as father-and-son. We would go to the movies and eat popcorn together.  It was in the darkened theater (the neighborhood Nortown was decorated like a wonderful villa by the sea, with stars twinkling high above in the dark night-sky ceiling) that I tapped into my alternate source of knowledge […]

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I Closed the Door…

I Closed the Door…

I closed the door, physically and psychically on the bill collector and on my history of living my life to please others. For years, I had depended on my family, my friends, my husband and my community to provide me with a framework within which to live my life – and it hadn’t worked. Instead, the […]

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“Long, Long Time Ago…”

“Long, Long Time Ago…”

“Traumatic: Unpleasant, disagreeable, troublesome, irritating, distressing, also injurious and harmful.” (Oxford Thesaurus) Moving day and three weeks thereafter… enduring the physical and mental stress of a move from a home of ten years, equipped with everything one could possible need including surround-sound and a whirlpool bath with multiple settings, into an apartment half the size, […]

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