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Looking forward

Working sketch for Seacoast Women Series

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M * A * R * C * H

Twin Spirits (I) by Barbara van Buskirk Color monotype

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L * O * V * E

Heartfelt (II) by Barbara van Buskirk Color monotype

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Happy New Year

As Busy as a Real Artist Is Busy by Barbara van Buskirk Medium: Color monotype

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Trust the process, believe in yourself

A few of the pieces I made last month while at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. I gathered the pine cones on the wooden walkways which meander through Haystack.   Autumn has long been my favorite season, so I am in my element now that September and sweater weather have arrived. The creative highlight of my […]

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Eight new pieces launch Seacoast Women series

  Zerrissenheit (IIa), 2017, by Barbara van Buskirk “Woman’s life today is tending more and more toward the state William James describes so well in the German word, ‘Zerrissenheit — torn-to-pieces-hood.’ ” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea, ©1955, pages 55-56   Today I am launching Seacoast Women, my new series of one-of-a-kind monotypes. […]

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Swing in the studio

  For several weeks now I’ve been reading “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown. I am late to reading this marvelous true story which was published in 2013 yet family and friends caught the wave early on and raved […]

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Evolving steps in preserving art, history and culture

Last Friday I stopped in at D. Pratt, Framer in Kittery, Maine, and picked up the newly reframed “A Visitor – Holland” by Martha Silsbee. Folks who tune in to Barbara van Buskirk, Artist on Facebook may remember my post on November 11, 2016, in which I mentioned I’d acquired this undated watercolor and pastel […]

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Happy New Year

This morning I moved the Seacoast Women monotypes back into my home studio to start figuring out what I want to do with these prints. Hard to believe I began the Seacoast Women series in July of 2014. I am in a very different place now than I was when I began printing this series […]

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Looking forward to meeting you

You are invited to an Artist Reception for “The Button Factory at PMAC” exhibit which will be held on Monday, December 12th, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Portsmouth Music and Art, 973 Islington Street. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. “Peace on Earth” (shown here in top right corner […]

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