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Without a Net News

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This Saturday I am hosting my first Without a Net Workshop at Red Dot Gallery. I am pleased to offer this work to others, and if all goes well I hope to offer it in different venues. A short description is below, and a longer one is here. In the same vein, check out my new post on WithoutaNet.Blog
Here is  a short description:  In the spirit of my artistic explorations in my own paintings, Without a Net workshop will offer participants creative exercises in various artistic media that explore personal mind states and perspectives in a judgment-free setting. With humor and self-acceptance as touchstones, participants will explore their own mind states, both light and shadowy, to engender courage, promote self-honesty, and acknowledge the universality of human frailty. The practices will fuel creative thinking while helping to develop resilience and equanimity. The group setting enhances a collective, unifying experience that facilitates growth and understanding for both the individua…

Clay Work in Progress

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A sneak through the Red Dot clay studio reveals some exciting pieces in progress.


















A Brush with Casey

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Join Red Dot at the opening reception of "A Brush with Casey," the first solo exhibit of longtime Red Dot oil painting student, Casey Lancaster. The reception will be held Friday, January 27, 5-8 pm. The show will run through February 27. 

Diaper Deeds

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Thank you to all who donated diapers during our December Diaper Drive to benefit the YWCA in Birmingham. We created quite a work of art at the gallery with them. 

By the Self Same Sky

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By the Self Same Sky     16" x 20"     Oil on Board
I sold this painting this week and was asked by several people on Facebook what it's about. I usually write an essay on my blog Without a Net (withoutanet.blog) but before I take the time to write an involved essay, here is my first stab at its meaning. Forgive me my lack of copy-editing.

My sister called me one day out of the blue and said, “Dori, guess what? We’re Jewish!”Not long before my Granny died at 94, she (allegedly) told my sister a secret that she’d kept her whole life.
My Granny, born Mary Fitzpatrick was a devout Catholic her whole life and vigorously tried to instill the values of her religion on her kids and grandkids. I was raised Catholic and so went to church every Sunday, catechism on Thursday, and every other scheduled church event. So I was shocked to hear my sister’s news.
The details are muddy, but my sister relayed that Granny’s mother’s maiden name was Lehman, and she was probably from Russi…

Show Poster

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Annabelle DeCamillis and I designed this year's poster for our neighborhood open house which was held last night. It was fun seeing it all over town. The winner of our drawing for a free class was Norah Lunsford!