Podcast with Charlie Parr, and “She Saw it Coming”

My husband says everything better, so I’ll let him do just that and don’t forget to check out the signed Charlie Parr prints in my etsy shop: http://www.shawnagilmore.etsy.com

Ed's Big Adventure

My wife swears that I did not inspire this painting that is still in progress. I have to admit that I was worried about the possibility. It’s called, “She Saw it Coming.” (Pardon the blurry image, but you can see it in person next week at The Red Herring Lounge as part of her upcoming exhibition there.)

She Saw it Coming

Charlie Parr strolled into the neighborhood yesterday—barefoot, even though it was cold and damp. We had a nice conversation on my podcast about the hardships and joys of life on the road, dropping out of school, and how he slowly got into making music as a vocation. He’s doing what he loves, and that’s what I’m trying to do: as an author, and an urban farmer. My new urban farm, Tiny Farm Duluth, is slowly coming together. The soil of formerly wasted space within the city of Duluth has been tilled, and seeds…

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Things that appear to be true


I appear to be on Instagram these days. It’s a fairly recent development. A good one. I enjoy the dialogue of creatives. It also lends itself well to studio shots and the daily grind of painting. I’d love to connect with you there:)

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**Painting is “Hide And Seek In Keyhole Valley” part of the Land of Wonder series to be exhibited Feb 4 – Apr 2, 2016 at the Duluth Art Institute

A peek in the studio

“Lap Land” on the easel, in-progress and oh so big! She began in fits and starts with a sprinkle of panic, but she seems to be taking shape. The photo bomb in the background is my daughter, who never ceases to surprise, challenge and keep me busy! Her twin brother is a whole other story I’ll save for another day. Believe it or not it is only 4pm in this photo and totally dark, ah winter. . . .the time of year when I don’t feel one bit guilty about cozying up in the studio.IMG_0668