July 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

Current Jelly – that’s the picture I am sharing with you.  I was gifted 20 pounds of currants and I made 12 jars of jelly.  Every inch of my counter was covered with something while I moved around with my largest pots to process the fruit and the jars.  I made several mistakes this year and had big messes to …

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May 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Meanderings, News

Meeting the stranger. This cartoon launched my musing this month. I and millions of others identify as introverted. Telling myself it is hard to meet people is not helpful talking.  I also think the term “comfort zone” is not helpful for me.  It is like there is this cave of soft squishy non-resistance existence which is desirable. But I find …

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Face Book Experiment

Abigail Livingood Inspiration, Meanderings

I was inspired by something I read in the paper today. In Monday’s Wall Street Journal (April 29) there was  an article by Barbara Haislip about start-up entrepreneurs taking an Inprov Comedy Class for a business boost. So I looked at the same lessons and wondered how they do and how they could apply to me in my art-making. I …

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February 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

February Clarity In January I cleared my desk of papers and in February I filed and cleaned a number of things. I also watched Marie Kondo on Netflix like many other people. “Does this item bring you joy?” is her mantra-question for her clients. Curious, I tried her technique in my clothes closet and I have to say it worked – I was …

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October 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

Get Out Your Calendars and Pencils! My work titled “Corn Rows” was awarded 3rd Place in the 2018 Agriculture Art Exhibition in the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Here is the link to the press release about the winners. https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/news-and-media/press-releases/agriculture-art-exhibition-winners-announced The exhibition is on the 3rd Floor in Café Barattas, which is a great place for lunch The museum is at 600 …

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September 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Uncategorized

Okay, I could not miss the chance to post a crazy picture from my visit to the Iowa State Fair in August. I remember sketching pumpkins in art school but this honey is just a wee bit bigger. I don’t think I have a sketch pad big enough to draw this baby!  Now for what you can cheer from your …

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July-August 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood News

This is a picture of my desk which is not my favorite spot to be but since working here has netted me two exhibition opportunities I am starting to warm up to this little spot! Here is more information about the two upcoming shows.         The 2018 Agriculture Art Exhibition will be on display from August 1 – …

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May 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Inspiration, News

Kvetching–NOT Monday, May 14, I will be highlighted on a wonderful project created and sustained by the University of Iowa called “the Daily Palette”. Here is the link for their website http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/ Now that is not what Kvetching refers to for sure – no, recently I was talking with a friend and I found myself yacking on about my frustration with something …

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April 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood News

Procrastination Computer work, in general, is not heartwarming and a source of pleasure for me.  There is not enough physicality to keying my words and because I am not a great typist I have to hit more keys than many others which adds to the not-fun factor.  With that intro, I am here to tell you I have accomplished two weeks of focused …

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January 15 by 15

Abigail Livingood Inspiration

Yes, it is of course January and the new year and my birthday both of which are good reason to pause and be introspective. Today introspection, next week studio news.  Two messages this month! Last week I met someone at yoga class who was downright perky about resolutions. She has been making them and posting them on her refrigerator since she …

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