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Helpless

Posted by Dane Carder on September 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

There are times when a friend is in great need, so great that it is well beyond the reach of what a friend can offer… And, tonight I feel nearly helpless. The weight may not be lightened for him by anything that I can offer… but, maybe the offer is the weight lifter. Being a […]

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Spent

Posted by Dane Carder on September 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Spent the whole day with extended family in Las Vegas. We had a “memorial service” for my uncle who passed away three years ago. It was a very long day, and my sensory system is frayed. That being said, I took a seat at a blackjack table with Shawn to gamble for the first time. […]

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Vegas

Posted by Dane Carder on September 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

First time in Vegas… ve·ga /ˈvāɡə/ Learn to pronounce noun (in Spain and Spanish America) a large plain or valley, typically a fertile and grassy one

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Not Dead

Posted by Dane Carder on September 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

threesquared is not dead. Though no one has heard a word about it in years, and there seems to be no sign of life, rumor has it that threesquared is still alive. It’s offspring parade once a month, while threesquared shakes its old clinched fist in protest, oppositional to their folly. threesquared is stuck between […]

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Forgotten Purpose

Posted by Dane Carder on September 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

There is a true, consistent force behind the motive in the studio, and often it is forgotten. Maybe, it’s not forgotten, so much as it is not consciously surfaced. The desire to create something beautiful is at the heart of the studio practice, and, if that is all there is, that is enough. Am I […]

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Business Plan – Step Two

Posted by Dane Carder on September 9, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s taken me a while to get to the place where I am ready to present my business plan for Jim’s Spaghetti Sauce. It sure “could have” been done faster, but timing takes time. I waited on inside and outside forces. I practiced patience. I grew anxious, and then found peace again. Tomorrow, I will […]

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Second Life

Posted by Dane Carder on September 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Three paintings from my Better Angels exhibit two and a half years ago will undergo some presentation alterations soon. The original experiment worked for a while, but it became obvious that a more permanent solution would be required. As they were painted, it was not clear that they could hold up as straight forward paintings, […]

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Dead Battery

Posted by Dane Carder on September 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I took two Saturday afternoon drives today in an attempt to recharge my car’s battery. It was slightly successful, but mostly it proved that the battery is close to death. Tomorrow morning’s diagnosis will determine the fate of it, and the next course of action. The impromptu drives were nice… I pulled up some On […]

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The Longest Day

Posted by Dane Carder on September 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s too late to tell stories about the woven scenarios of today. I’m in bed, exhausted, and ready to disappear. The day began coming to a close under Friday night lights, which my girls wanted to do.

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Studio Visits

Posted by Dane Carder on September 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I don’t host many folks for studio visits. I have one tomorrow that I’m excited about, without expectations. I appreciate the chance to build deeper relationships, and to give and take with those close enough to share experiences. Not very often do I get professional feedback about my work/career, and that is why I called […]

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