1. Painting Challenge Finis!

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    October 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    The painting challenge is done, and I am thankful.  It is not easy having something to post everyday.  Especially the …
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  2. Painting Challenge Day 30

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    September 30, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 30- Morning meeting….  this was inspired by a walk I took one morning with my dog Neco.  There was …
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  3. Painting Challenge Day 29

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    September 29, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 29-  Nostalgic Disneyland… this was inspired by my recent trip to California.  My family had been told so many …
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  4. Painting Challenge Day 28

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    September 28, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 28- Christmas Delivery, Mystic. This was inspired by a house I saw a few years ago in the seaside …
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  5. Painting Challenge Day 27

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    September 27, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 27 Pink Bali sunset…  there is something about the sight of an umbrella that I just love.  I love …
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  6. Painting Challenge Day 23

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    September 24, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 24- Lit up for the holiday…. inspired by a photo my brother sent me that he took on his …
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  7. Painting Challenge Day 23

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    September 23, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 23- Peck Homestead….. this is a friends home in Florida. They post pics almost daily of their incredible sunrises …
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  8. Painting Challenge Day 22

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    September 22, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 22 is Wilbur and friend…… this is my son’s girlfriend’s pig, when he was little.  I added the friend …
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  9. Painting Challenge Day 21

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    September 21, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 21 is Swing on me…  Something I always think when I see an inviting swing.  Like this one.  Hanging …
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  10. Painting Challenge Day 20

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    September 20, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 20 is the Thief.  Inspired by a scene I saw while visiting Paris via Google street maps.  Have you …
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  11. The art of creating a digital image

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    September 19, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Being an artist in today’s world, means that most of us need digital images for submissions, or what have you, …
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  12. Painting Challenge Day 17

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    September 17, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 17 Yesterday… This is my daughter’s watering pail from when she was a little girl.  She is now 16, …
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  13. Painting Challenge Day 16

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    September 16, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 16 is Rhode Island Fall…..  inspired when I drove by this farm on Route 102 in Rhode Island.  I …
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  14. Painting Challenge Day 15

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    September 15, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 15 is a birthday gift for a family member.  This was a big birthday, and it required something big.  …
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  15. Painting Challenge Day 14

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    September 14, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 14 was inspired by my best friends porch. (I am lucky to have a few best friends)  Doesn’t everyone …
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  16. Painting Challenge Day 13

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    September 13, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 13 was another painting inspired by my trip to California.  This one is from a photo I took while …
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  17. Painting Challenge Day 12

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    September 12, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 12 is one that I have painted before, but wanted to do again…. sometimes that happens.  One is just …
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  18. Painting Challenge Day 11

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    September 11, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Inspired by a scene from Rhode Island

  19. Painting Challenge Day 10

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    September 10, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 10 was inspired by my facebook friend Gerald’s pic.  He had a friend that had this pretty wreath on …
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  20. Painting Challenge Day 9

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    September 9, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    waiting….. that’s what these rocking chairs are doing.

  21. Painting Challenge Day 8

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    September 8, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    spa day with family

  22. Painting Challenge Day 6

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    September 6, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    a patriotic porch inspires art

  23. Painting Challenge Day 4

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    September 4, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    a fairytale village by the sea inspires many artists, including me.

  24. Painting Challenge Day 3

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    September 3, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 3 was a birthday gift to my best friend.  She recently redecorated her home and needed a new painting …
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  25. Painting Challenge Day 2

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    September 2, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    inspired by the beauty of Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay

  26. Painting Challenge-Day 1

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    September 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Sometimes change is a good thing….

  27. Visiting Disneyland for the first time

    August 3, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    It has been a dream of mine to visit Disneyland to see where it all began.  When I spoke with …
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  28. The art of heirlooms

    July 10, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    In the midst of cleaning my cellar, I found another project to do….. I came across a bag of handkerchiefs …
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  29. Getting Crafty….

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    June 29, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Easily create a personalized gift for someone you love.

  30. The Art of Traditions

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    May 29, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    an old car becomes part of many weddings

  31. The art of meeting again

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    March 30, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I grew up the daughter of a mechanic, and both of my parents enjoyed cars.  So its not a surprise …
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  32. The Art of being grateful

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    March 23, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I am a positive person. But the last few years have tested me sorely. My mother passed away, my husband …
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  33. It costs how much?

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    March 13, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    explaining the cost of art

  34. The art of brush strokes

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    March 7, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Brush strokes within a painting create art

  35. Day 30 of 30 in 30- Finis!

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    March 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 30-  I finished one day early.   Its not that easy having a painting to post daily, and I …
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  36. Day 29 of 30 in 30- Enchanted Dress Shoppe

    March 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 29-  I love beautiful dresses….wearing them, and painting them.  I thought instead of doing a single dress as I …
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  37. Day 27 of 30 in 30- Geranium Trio

    February 27, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 27-  These are three pots of geraniums I came across at a store last year. As you know I …
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  38. Day 26 of 30 in 30- Dream Walk

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    February 26, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 26-  It’s no secret, I am obsessed with Paris.  So much so, I wear a necklace with an Eiffel …
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  39. Day 25 of 30 in 30- Mailbox glory

    February 25, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 25- This mini painting is based on a pic a friend posted on facebook.  I love flowers, and have …
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  40. Day 24 of 30 in 30- Sweet Spot

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    February 24, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 24- This is a gorgeous sweet shoppe in the city of London.  I happened to see a pic of …
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  41. Day 23 of 30 in 30- The Reward

    February 23, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 23- The reward….. I am back on track today.  Yesterday I had to skip, as my evening was spent …
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  42. Day 21 of 30 in 30- Butterfly dress

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    February 21, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 21- Butterfly Dress…. What’s a painting challenge without a dress painting?  Here is one I created with some butterflies …
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  43. Day 20 of 30 in 30- Remembrance

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    February 20, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 20 – I was itching to paint a tractor this challenge, and remembered a pic someone had shared with …
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  44. Day 19 of 30 in 30- Rosecliff

    February 19, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 19 – This is a beautiful arbor at the gorgeous Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI.  I took this a few …
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  45. Day 18 of 30 in 30- Jar of Lilies of the Valley

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    February 18, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 18 –  This is a pretty jar in my home that inspired a painting.  There is something about lilies …
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  46. Day 17 of 30 in 30- Casitas

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    February 17, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 17 – This is the stunning Casita area at the Coronado Springs Resort. We have stayed there a few times …
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  47. Day 15 of 30 in 30- The view from the Poly

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    February 15, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 15 – This was the view from my room, many years ago when I stayed at the Polynesian. It was …
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  48. Day 14 of 30 in 30- Valentines

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    February 14, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 14 – Valentines, that’s what these two are.  What could be a better choice of art for this challenge …
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  49. Presidential Portraits and Artists Statements

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    February 13, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Its every artists’ dream to create something that is well received, and to earn a living off of doing something …
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  50. Day 12 of 30 in 30- Viviana’s View

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    February 12, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 12 – This is the view from Viviana’s room.  She is lucky enough to have a view overlooking the …
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  51. Painting Challenge Day 26

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    September 26, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 26-VW Christmas —This was inspired by a photo my niece took on our trip to California. There were so …
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  52. Painting Challenge Day 25

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    September 25, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 25- Griffy boy… this is my friend Rae’s dog.  I worked with Rae’s daughter for many years, and Rae …
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