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Sheila Cameron
Nevada City, CA
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I've failed and it is giving me a stomach ache. Somewhere in the 30 paintings in 30 days, I fell off the challenge. I think I've done about 20. Some I can't share because they are gifts, some because I've been too occupied with other projects to get posted. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Sheila Cameron
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I owed a long-time collector a painting. She has been following my work and been so supportive for years. She's often offered a kind word, steeped in pragmatism and sprinkled in faith, just when I needed it. There is a comfort in her balanced world view, a celebration of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Sheila Cameron
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but so hard to paint something that looks like something different. I'm working on my commissions and enjoying it but also feel stalled in my parallel track of exploration. It almost feels as if I've been ill, nursing a cold, taking care to calm the fuck down before I get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Sheila Cameron
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I'm shipping my first stuffy commission today and with the client's permission, sharing it here. Meet Frog, a very special lovey who has comforted a 5 year old boy through big health challenges. The images sent showed a well loved, and very specific, blanket hybrid. The biggest challenge; How to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Sheila Cameron
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A longtime, internet, friend bought this painting years ago and recently asked for a companion piece. This painting resonated with her in a specific way that I didn't understand or maybe still don't. After all, the entirety of what I know of another person consists of a story in my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Sheila Cameron
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I'm in day 2 of "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. Sabrina had been asking me, for over a year, to paint one of her stuffies. I used this challenge as an opportunity to finally do it for her. She chose Pusheen, a popular internet character, but I tried to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Sheila Cameron
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I was just chatting with a friend describing our years. "Whack A Mole" best described mine. Something pops up, smash it. Screw up? No worries, another critter pops up before the first one disappears. My year of "Foundation" has been reactive, charged and hectic. I am proud of so much:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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I took my dog for a walk while thinking about what to name this painting. I considered my belief that we are often better equipped than we think we are. When I pulled into the drive way, I noticed my car was getting cluttered, so were my coat pockets. "Clean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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This happened weeks ago. I haven't even been able to articulate the heartbreak of having a painting ruined. I'll never really know how this scratch, forceful enough to remove paint and dent the canvas happened: ill-attended child, clueless backpack, psycho hater? It doesn't matter really because when I went to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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I am honored to be included in this event in Pittsburgh, curated by Vicky Clark and created by artist, Meredith Driscoll. For me, supporting Planned Parenthood goes beyond abortion debates or even women's health. Curator Vicky Clark expresses it well when asked about working on this show. "Recently someone asked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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There is much written about finding time and energy to explore what you love. This piece touches on the opposite extreme. How do we switch off, when we truly love what we do? How do we navigate the worth of projects in a business that is speculative and a culture... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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I saw this shared a few times and finally decided to "snopes" it since it seemed too perfectly awful. It's true and it wasn't that long ago. I laughed but must admit it hit a nerve. How many corporately branded, product pushing, "shoulds" do I still listen to, or force... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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A wise woman once told me she sees art life as a spiral, rather than a linear journey. My spiral has been expanding, circling out, encompassing more people and providing a base for exploring my word for 2015, "foundation". I feel my spiral reversing itself as the days get shorter.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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"Little Red Wolf" Acrylic Graphite on Canvas 24" x 24" Sold Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Sheila Cameron
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I copied this directly from Merriam Webster Dictionary. How it will manifest remains to be seen but all iterations of the word apply. If you need to find me, I'll be on Facebook and here is my Etsy Store. Hoping to make changes to this site based on something solid.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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Disclaimer: This blog has had a take over by Erin Thiem, InnSide Nevada City blog So Sheila is too busy making art and dealing with every day life, to remind you- her virtual fans and in-real-life friends that she's going to be showcasing her work this Friday as part of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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As we enter the golden-hued season, Oh Non-denominational, Allergen Free Deity, grant me the strength to keep these vows as School Eve approaches. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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I just got a dozen 8" x 8" canvases that are reserved for animals. Plenty of people have a special affinity for certain creatures and are looking for cool gift ideas, so this will be my holiday project. I know everyone can't afford a commission but I'm happy to take... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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Look ! I cleaned up my sidebar and added another painting to my Etsy store. "Water and Gold II" 20" x 20" x 1 5/8" Acrylic, Graphite, Ink on Canvas As always if you are in town and want to see this in person, let me know and I'll meet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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Kids are sick, big push for the opening has passed, it is 100 degrees and I am down. It was expected. Even though I thought maybe this time I would avoid it, I always have post event funk to manage. Fellow DANK artist, Kathy Frey, and I are going to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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If you missed it, there will be more gallery hours manned by the DANK artists during Nevada City Hot Summer Nights July 16, 23, 30 6:00-9:30. We will also be open Saturday mornings during the Nevada City Farmer's Market 9:00-1:00. Lastly, closing night reception August 1 during Nevada City Art Walk 5:00-9:00. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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Listen here: Download Dank_kvmr DANK Inaugural July 11 - August 3, 2014 Artists’ Receptions : Friday July 11 Friday August 1 5 - 9 pm Celine Adrianna Negrete Roseanne Burke Sheila Cameron Kathy Frey Cynthia Levesque Moira McLaughlin Joseph Meade Nancy Nelson Dylan Sherwood McConnell Reinette Senum 300 Spring Street... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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I am off to Monterey this morning with Layla. We are leaving a day early to meet her 2/3 grade class at the aquarium where we will spend the night, but first a stay in a nice hotel. It is about a 4 hour drive and for a minute I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Sheila Cameron
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I had an unexpected trip yesterday. Greg texted, "pick up Sabrina from my office" while I was working out. Apparently she flipped out about her shoes when it was time to go on a field trip to the Folsom Zoo. But as is often the case with kids, the thing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Sheila Cameron