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Website: http://www.rachaelrossman.com

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Art Class

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I’ve started something a little new – art class for kids. Every week, I’ve been gathering a tiny group of middle-schoolers (largely my kids and my niece and nephew with the occasional buddy) and teaching them art fundamentals in my studio. It’s an idea that I’ve toyed with for awhile but...

2015 (er..2016) Kickoff!

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I’m making a new calendar! It’s been a few years since my last one and due to popular demand I’ve decided to do it again. You can commission a new portrait to be included in the calendar (at regular portrait prices, so the calendar part is basically free) OR you can have a previously-painted portrait included in the calendar!...

Handmade Christmas 2014

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Our kids are 11 and 13 so every year Christmas gets just a little more…expensive. (iPads and laptops and Kindles, oh my!) This year was a long, hard road in a lot of ways and I didn’t want Christmas to be another burden – on my pocketbook or my psyche. So, we decided 2014 would be a Handmade Christmas...

Etsy Shop Open For Biz

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This website keeps me so busy with orders that I rarely have time to 1) paint anything that’s not on commission; or 2) list anything for sale in my Etsy shop. Well, my current underemployment now allows me to do both! Check out my Etsy Shop for notecards, art prints and two new original paintings.

Deck the walls!

Walter

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We name all our animals with human names (currently: Ron and Francis) so of course I dig Ree Drummond’s dog, Walter. Our family also has a long tradition of taking those human-pet names and contorting them into ridiculous versions of themselves. For example, Francis is Frank, Frankenstein, Frank N Beans, Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give a Damn,...

With One Arm Tied Behind My Back

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Last week I was doing the dishes when a glass broke, resulting in a nasty cut to my left arm. My sister drove me to urgent care, where I received five stitches and a dismissive bandaid which hardly prompted the kind of sympathy I was looking for at home. The thing is, this isn’t my first rodeo. I had...

Christmas Unplugged

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My kids are at that age when everything on their Christmas list has a power cord and costs at least 200 bucks. These are kids that live in a house with three tablets, two iMacs, a laptop and Kindles galore so what new gadget they could possible want/need is beyond my comprehension....

Week in Review(s)

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It’s that time of year again! This has been a big week of painting, coffee-drinking and trips to the post office – all in preparation for Holiday 2014. It’s also the time of year when I talk a lot about painting but don’t really post any pictures because they are...

Bread to the Dead

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Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! My Spanish is horrible, so I apologize in advance, especially to my pretty fluent husband who shakes his head at my pronunciation daily. We have these odd conversations where he speaks to me in Spanish, I understand completely but reply in English.

I digress.

It’s Day of the Dead, which is wrapped up with Halloween to...

Richie and Margot

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Halloween is my favorite. This year, Dr. Rossman and I fulfilled one of my costume-y dreams by dressing as Richie and Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums. If you haven’t seen the movie, they are sad-serious characters, so that is why our expressions are sad-serious. We had to do a lot of photo retakes because we were laughing.

My real costume...

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