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As I mentioned in a previous post, I bought my wife an easel when we were dating as a way to support her artistic drive.  Once she started her studio I wanted to do it again.  One thing to consider is the size you are wanting.  Initially when I had bought Jessica an ea...

My wife loves to paint and loves to teach, I love it when I find her and my kids painting together.  They all have their own canvas that they are working on and are all deeply focused on their art.  All of them have their brush and separate paint supply and music or au...

Over the weekend Art Prize came to a close.  Our entire family was able to enjoy the last few days of Art Prize together.  It is truly amazing how many venues in Grand Rapids participate in the overall contest.  There was so much variety in the art that was displayed a...

Jessica has had an awesome week at ArtPrize.  It is amazing how the entire city of Grand Rapids is so accommodating to the event.  The venues are all unique in their own way.  Jessica's piece, New Birth, is on display at the Boardwalk Condominiums which is a really coo...

Labor Day weekend is upon us and it seems like with it comes the official end to summer.  We’ve had a great summer overall that has included a vacation to Florida, trips to Chicago and Minnesota, as well as a number of trips back to Davenport to visit family.  With sum...

ArtPrize is a wonderful competition and I am so excited that Jessica gets to participate.  We first heard about ArtPrize in the Spring and it seemed like a great opportunity.  Jessica had two paintings that she considered submitting for the contest.  After getting thou...

My wife’s art really cannot be placed into a single category.  She has done paintings on canvases and wood, drawings with pen and paper as well as digitally on her iPad, and she has done statues.  She prefers to not be placed into a certain category as she is always op...

The last few days have been pretty hard for my wife.  She has been suffering from a migraine as well as other body pains and has been limited in what she can do.  Amidst this however I come into our room to check on her and see that she is making wonderful drawings on...

This is the first post on the new blog for Lady Girvi.  What is different about this blog is that it written by her husband, that’s me!  In order to give you a different look at the art, I’ve agreed to write this blog from an observational perspective.  I will be the p...

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