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Archived Issues

Miss any past issues of Off the Easel? Have you recently subscribed, and wondered what you’ve missed? Here are links to some past issues, along with highlights of their content.

July 2016: Art Requires Courage. Also: a report on the Subscribers’ Studio Soirée, including the most popular tale that my husband told: Fionn mac Cumhaill and the Giant’s Causeway. Information on my upcoming workshop Mastering Color, works in progress (Blue Moon Fire Spiral), inspirational quotes, and more

June 2016: Art’s Purpose. Also: Soirée Details and Special Guest, information about my newest greeting card, and more

May 2016: Reconnecting with the Land. Also: works in progress (Blue Moon Fire Spiral and The Continuous Spiral), information about the Subscribers’ Studio Soirée, and more

April 2016: Spreading my Wings: the importance of artistic experimentation. Also: No Fooling, a special painting for April Fool’s Day; the Subscribers’ Studio Soirée is coming; artists’ quotes; and more

March 2016: Taking Time: Looking at things differently. Also: last month for the 10-for-9 Art Lessons Special; my husband James C. Williams’ new website has launched; quotes by artist Georgia O’Keefe; and more

February 2016: Loving the Alien: an artist’s perspective on the creative genius of David Bowie. Also: Who won the race, Rabbit or Turtle? Highlights from the recent reception, the 10-for-9 Art Lessons Special is back through the end of March, and more

January 2016: Following Your Bliss: Pursuing Your Creative Dream. Also: work in progress, including Blue Moon Fire Spiral; #RabbitRacesTurtle; news about an upcoming group exhibit; and more

December 2015: Say, One Out of Two Ain’t Bad! Tales from my recent art workshops. Also: unique gift ideas; my Fall Art Lessons 10-for-9 Special; and information on the December 4th Gallery Hop

November 2015: It’s OK to Make Some Ugly Paintings: The Importance of Artistic Exploration. Also: unique gift ideas, my Fall Art Lessons 10-for-9 Special; information about my next Open Studio event; and more

October 2015: Amy and Jimmy’s Top Ten List of Haunted Places. Also: new work in progress; private art lessons Fall Special; information about the new chip credit cards; and more

September 2015: Memories of the Emerald Isle. Also: new work in progress; exciting news about my sister, poet Julie Funderburk; information about the September First Friday Gallery Hop; and more

August 2015: Currently on the Easel and Hot Off the Presses — photos of new works in progress, as well as the inspiration behind these pieces. Also: upcoming First Friday Gallery Hops, and more

July 2015: Spring Subscribers’ Studio Soirée Report, and Currently On the Easel…or, Why Does Amy Have a Snake in Her Studio? Also: unraveling the mystery behind one of my photographs, upcoming First Friday Gallery Hops, and more

June 2015: Details about my Spring Subscribers’ Studio Soirée, an exclusive annual event open only to newsletter subscribers and Twitter followers. Also: the June 5th First Friday Gallery Hop, new artworks unveiled at the Soirée, a new greeting card design, inspiration, favorite quotes, newsletter archives, and more

May 2015: My new pastel, The Welcoming, and the story behind it; Soiree information; Morris Dancers in Lyme Regis, England; available merchandise, including greeting cards and giclee reproductions

April 2015: A celebration of the tenth anniversary of my month long residency at the Vermont Studio Center; what inspired my oil paintings Turtle’s Progress and the diptych, Second Sight/2nd Site; and big publishing news for my sister, poet Julie Funderburk

March 2015: Counting rabbits for St Patrick’s Day and the story behind Manifestation of Rabbit; the origin of my pastel View of Clew Bay Off Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo, the Republic of Ireland; and my Mastering Color workshop

February 2015: All about Color! Mastering Color workshop and The Magic of Color demonstration; two works in progress; recent blog posts, including The Day We Left Orkney. Part I: You *Can* Get There From Here; and Quotes of the Month, including artists’ quotes on color

January 2015: Works in progress: aged cedar triptych, and the start of The Welcoming pastel, including a photograph of me sketching at the White Horse of Uffington; Winter Soirée report; and Quotes of the Month

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