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12 Week Challenge

In 12 Week Challenge, Painting by Zoe Nathan2 Comments

Over a year ago, I took a 40 Day Challenge to write and paint daily. The results varied: although one piece sold as soon as I completed it, because I didn’t create a schedule with concrete goals to accomplish, I finished very few pieces. Four years prior, I did a 21 Day Painting Challenge, where I elected to do a painting a day, (with one day of prep), and posted them each night. With the …
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Good & Bad Design: Durability Versus Obsolescence by Design

In Design by Zoe Nathan1 Comment

It’s has been precisely a year since I last posted, and covering that span of time, four months of which were spent intermittently traveling and stationary in Europe, presents a daunting challenge. Before I touch on the highlights of my two trips to Europe last year, I’d like to delve into something which has struck me since returning: the decline of good and sensible design in production and manufacturing since the dawn of industrialization and …
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“Muse” Reception and the 40 Day Challenge

In Events, Painting, Writing by Zoe NathanLeave a Comment

The reception to my solo art show “Muse” at Arts Outreach Gallery this Saturday brought a steady stream of both new and familiar faces. I’m grateful that people came to the event, and that they were all fashionably late, as I finally finished prepping the space literally moments before the doors opened! I’m also very appreciative of Luis Ramirez’s expertise and help in installing the show, of Sandie Mullin’s energy and help guiding me through the …