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August is here

August 12, 2021 - August 16th through September 27th, the Eighth Tribe, also know as Barbara Torke's friends and students; my tribe, will...
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2020 is almost Over

December 15, 2020 - It has been an interesting year. I've learned a lot, and tried a lot of new things. I am teaching classes on Zoom, once...
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I have Pandemic fatigue. How about you?

May 24, 2020 - This spring has gone by as usual Colorado springs go. Oops. I wake up and summer is here. Grasshoppers, warm weather, an...
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Happy holidays and a Grand 2020

December 25, 2019 - Santa is holed up in Florida now, in a hammock with a tiny rum and coke. His red sandals have bells on the heels and his...
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Ice Breaking is available

December 08, 2018 - This is a good time to buy "Ice Breaking" for that young person on your list, The adventures of Clementine and her boys...
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EVENTS OF AUGUST

August 16, 2018 - Living the Life Show is down. The current show at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center features Arleta Pech..She is an...
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Change

July 13, 2018 - With the retrospective show and opening of the new center, change surrounds me. It is so exciting to have the Grand Mesa...
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Opening Reception for Living the Life

June 17, 2018 - Living the Life Saturday Evening, June 23, at 6 P.M. there will be an Artist's Reception at the Grand Mesa Arts and Eve...
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Daphna Russell and Barbara Torke at the GMAEC

June 10, 2018 - Daphna and I will be at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center from June 15 through July for our show Living the Life. We...
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A Painting a Day

April 25, 2018 - In January I painted a sky a day. It was from an idea in Pastel Journal. What a great idea. In February I did a bird a d...
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MOAB IN NOVEMBER

November 30, 2017 - A promise is a promise, and I promised we'd go on a plein aire trip this year. Finally it came together in middle Novemb...
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FROGGY WENT A COURTING AND HE DID RIDE

November 23, 2017 - 3. “O Miss Mousie are you within?” uh-huh uh-huh “O Miss Mousie are you within?” “I just sat down to weave and spi...
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Is it Mother's Day yet?

October 23, 2017 - It isn't that things haven't been happening in my part of the world. Nothing drastic, just time consuming, and complicat...
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2017

March 24, 2017 - So much to do. So far to go. Even as I write this I realize I am behind in writing this blog, and might always be so. I...
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The Next Three Months

August 07, 2016 - August 13th The Eighth Tribe will have the reception for their display at the Apple Shed Gallery in Cedaredge, Colorado,...
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The Apple Shed

July 15, 2016 - Summer at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge, Colorado, is always busy. Not only does Connie Williams run an amazing gallery, d...
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Barbara Torke and plein aire in Gunnison

June 07, 2016 - Karen Sinclair Barbara Allen I am showing my pastels this month (June-2016) in the Gunnison Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado...
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Warm and Cool

May 03, 2016 - Spring brings cool weather and warm, almost at the same time. But that isn't what the artist finds in warm and cool. Th...
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I do Art

February 23, 2016 - I Do Art by Barbara Torke Every day I wake up, get out of bed, and do art. This makes my day go better. It makes me o...
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Re-inventing the Wheel

January 30, 2016 - Re-inventing the Wheel “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted.” This quote by Randy Pausch from...
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Pattern Continued

April 26, 2015 - Spring finally is here. With lots of false starts and more snow than daffodils, we now can begin to acknowledge its exis...
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Pattern

April 12, 2015 - The winter of 2014-2015 has been odd. Never cold enough to kill the tiger moths in the cedars. Warm enough to stir the b...
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Breaking the Rules

March 16, 2015 - Donald says speed limits are just suggestions. He throws this over his shoulder as he speeds down the country road, leav...
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Facebook art challenge

February 07, 2015 - This last week I h ave accepted the Facebook art challenge and posted three paintings a day for five days. The paintings...
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Collage and Poetry

January 10, 2015 - In May of last year, I took a class at Weehawken Arts in Ridgway. The class, taught by the tandem muses Meredith Nemirov...
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End of Summer

September 20, 2014 - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This axiom was integrated into my summer. I created crazy, busy chaos. I...
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New: Writers of the Purple Page Anthology published Today.

March 30, 2014 - Here is the site on Blurb.com where you can find the new Writers of the Purple Page Anthology for 2013. New selections f...
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RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN

March 04, 2014 - by Barbara Torke: Donald says speed limits are just suggestions. He throws this over his shoulder as he speeds down t...
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