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Dualities. A Tale of Two Studios.

As any artist will tell you, having a studio space to call your own is a privilege, a luxury.  Since Mr. F and I are moving from furnished rental to furnished rental as we travel, the options among rentals…

New year new name
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New! Social Media Update.

Artsy Forager is now Lesley Frenz!  On social media, anyway.  Here on the blog, you can still call me Artsy.  Or Lesley.  Or hey you with the paintbrush! With the advent of a new year I decided it was…

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Daily Artsy Figurative Paintings

Cages. Bradley Wood.

Every person’s cage is of a different sort.  We may feel trapped by our jobs, our circumstances, even the things that we own.  Even the most opulent and luxurious of places can seem like a prison.  As I begin…

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Abstract Art Daily Artsy Paintings

Seizing. Benjamin Britton.

We know that we have at least three months here in Southeastern Idaho.  But we are now into Autumn and the season can be short lived at the higher elevations where we most want to explore.  So Mr. F…

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Abstract Art Daily Artsy Paintings

Space.  Tom Climent.

Now that we are settled in for the next three months in Idaho Falls, we’ve been exploring the surrounding area every weekend.  This part of Idaho is a close neighbor to Wyoming and Montana, Big Sky country.  That hemmed…

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Daily Artsy Photography

Transitioning. Sarah Illenberger.

Today may officially mark the last day of summer, but for weeks now, summer’s glow has been slowly fading.  The hots days have grown weary and we’ve rejoiced in a new, cooler breeze.  It is always an interesting time,…

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Daily Artsy Figurative Paintings

Strength. Courtney Murphy.

For centuries, women have been defined as the “fairer”, even the “weaker” sex.  Daintiness, extreme ideas of femininity were valued and celebrated.  Yet it is in exactly what defines us as feminine in which our greatest strengths lie. Praised…

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Daily Artsy Landscapes Paintings

Canopies. Shannon Smiley.

In our discussions regarding our final landing spot, Mr. F and I have an ongoing dilemma.  He is drawn to the drama of being surrounded by super high mountain peaks, while I feel most at home among the trees.…

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Screens.  Chris Trueman.

In my new little studio ( I do mean little, it’s about 50 square feet ), I have a lovely view of treetops and rooftops in our neighborhood.  The sunsets from the west facing windows are often spectacular and…

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Abstract Art Daily Artsy Paintings

Swept. Angelina Nasso.

As a Florida girl, the warnings in California to “never turn your back on the ocean” took some getting used to.  But as I soon learned, Pacific waves are much more unpredictable than their Atlantic cousins.  A rogue wave…