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Four New England landscapes from Hockman photo calendar

My favorite things

I’ve been on Etsy for just over a year now — as a seller and as a customer — and I have found some extraordinary items. First, a quick introduction to Etsy for those who may not be familiar with it. Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.  Sort of like eBay […]

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Photo of South Pacific neon sign in black picture frame

Unexpected connections

Sometimes it’s not about the sales. I take something away from every art fair. Maybe it’s the epiphany that led me on the path to a new body of work. Maybe it’s a new connection with a fellow artist. Sometimes it’s a new piece of information, like learning about Red Nichols (and his Five Pennies!), […]

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Photo showing neon sign at Saenger Theater in Biloxi (MS)

Biloxi bling

My day job often takes me to new places — I’m a public transportation researcher and policy analyst — and I was in Biloxi, Mississippi, for conference about transit technology a couple of weeks ago. In between meetings I had a chance to check out the city’s fledgling arts district, and had two destinations on […]

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City lights: Making a photo book

The other day I found an email in my inbox telling me that I had only three days left to redeem my coupon for a free photo book at Shutterfly. I’m still not sure what I clicked, bought, or said to get the offer, but I hate to waste a freebie. So off to Shutterfly […]

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Collection of photos from Red Nickel

What happened to the summer?

Today is Labor Day, which closes the book on what turned out to be a rough summer for art fairs. I had to cancel my participation at the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival — long one of my favorite events — because of torrential rains and I bowed out of my SoWa July date because of […]

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Photo of neon sign with palm treets

Neon in New York

I ran across a pretty interesting blog the other day called New York Neon. The blog is one component of a larger book project, where Thomas E. Rinaldi records the history of the glowing signs that used to dominate New York City’s streetscape. The blog is packed with technical details about individual signs — both […]

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Photo showing brushes for encaustic painting

Wax on

With my first art fair of 2012 just a few weeks away — SoWa Open Market on Sunday, May 13 — I’ve been thinking about new ways to present my photographs. For the past five years I’ve been using a pretty traditional approach, selling my work matted or framed, and I wanted to find an […]

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Three clock magnets

Talking about magnets

So if you’ve seen my work or have been reading this blog, you know that I make refrigerator magnets from my original photographs and sell them at art fairs and on Etsy.  My alphabet magnets display individual letters from neon (and other electric) signs so you can display your name, your children’s names, your initials, […]

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Photo of bridge and shadows over Truckee River

A new look for Red Nickel

After much thought, a lot of experimentation, and a few scary WordPress moments, I updated my photography website RedNickel.com. The biggest change is this blog, where I’ll be writing about my work, my process, exhibits I have seen, and more. The other major change is the transition from a traditional website to a blog platform. […]

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