Category Archives: NewWork

An Argument with Art

Artists have total control over what they create. Total. Control. They choose materials, set the design, tell the tools what to do. It would be nice if it worked that way, wouldn’t it? Every artist and writer knows it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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Finding a New Voice

When you’ve spent a lifetime as an artist, perfecting skills, developing an eye, creating bodies of work that resonate — or don’t — with collectors, you are used to success. You are used to being good at what you do. … Continue reading

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Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Yes, I’m Really Working

Cairn at Dawn, Reykjavik, tapestry, 2×7 in, wool & page from my journal I hear it all the time. “Ooh, you’re so lucky.” “I wish I had your vacations.” And the most common, the snarky, “Must be nice.” Artists go … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Safari

There is no trip in the world like a safari. Lions roaring at night as you try to sleep in a tent… happening upon ANOTHER herd of springbok, and feeling a bit jaded, hoping desperately to find a rare black … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Katutura Township

19 January 2015 Windhoek, Namibia I’m still trying to figure out what the guidebooks mean when they say that a trip to Katutura Township near Windhoek is a “must see!” Tourists have more money to spend on a dinner than … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 11 July 2014

The Western at the Great Wall,” photo by Iris Lau Every student in the workshop had to have their photo taken with me. I was a “famous artist” from America, even though I told them I wasn’t. They thought I … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 10 July 2014

Fan Dancers, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios I row two to three days a week to try to be fit, I have a daughter who just graduated from high school, I have a mortgage I will never pay off…. I do … Continue reading

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