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April Claggett: Art in Dublin (NH that is)

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April Claggett‘s art is well represented here at apothecaryshed, both on our walls and as a set of artifacts for the Bitter Liberals. April has been pouring more energy into her art now that both of her boys are either in college or through college. Empty nest or open sky, you decide!

April is planning to get an MFA in painting soon (starting this Fall) and we’re interested to see how her painting evolves. A recent show at the Dublin, NH Community center makes a great “before” study.

Lots of paintings in the “before” category

April Claggett paints history

April Claggett paints history

The bathers troika

The bathers troika

A slice of the bathers

A slice of the bathers

Admiring April's art

Admiring April’s art

The shells were and the bowls were painted at the Stick

The shells were and the bowls were painted at the Stick

Each painting and set of paintings had lots of 'splainin'.

Each painting and set of paintings had lots of ‘splainin’.

The shells were and the bowls were painted at the Stick

The shells were and the bowls were painted at the Stick

April the observer observes the observers

April the observer observes the observers

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We’ll pick up the stitch pre-art school, if not before.

Chaukori Blue: Engineering Complete

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Just finished working on the new Where’s Aubrey CD in the studio (hours of engineering). Next step is Mastering, then we will have a complete CD. April Claggett is doing an original painting for the cover (donate to her kickstarter). Can’t wait to see that!

Will Shenk and Gary McGraw with 2 Previous Where'a Aubrey CDs

Will Shenk and Gary McGraw with 2 Previous Where’a Aubrey CDs

You can Bring a Horse to Water…

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.. and she wants to eat grass.

.. and she wants to eat grass.

12.13.14 Bitter Liberals!!

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Poster by April Claggett. Photos by Amy Barley (@amybarley). Music by gem (@cigitalgem).

Buy tickets online.

More here http://thebitterliberals.com/2014/10/27/the-bitter-liberals-at-franklin-park-arts-saturday-12-13-14/.

April Blossoms in May

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Three years ago I stole some miniature irises from April in NH. Flew them down in my suitcase and planted them the next day. They have finally come into their own.

May Blossoms from April

May Blossoms from April

Mini-iris.

Mini-iris.

The peacock says hello.

Mr. Pea shows off.

Mr. Pea shows off.

Who me?

Who me?

Orgies, Beavers, and the Difference 500 Miles Makes

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In NH this weekend, we went to see the newt orgy. Apparently it had already ended by the time we arrived. Only a few newt stragglers remained.

Here’s what it looks like in NH in early April.

At least there were beavers to be seen. Or signs of beavers anyway.

Huge oak taken down by beavers.

Huge oak taken down by beavers.

Or was it the field ecologist?

Beavers or ecologists?

Beavers or ecologists?

At least we used all of our gear. Here is how a field ecologist rolls in NH. Umbrella, snowshoes, and an ipad.

Meanwhile back at the apothecary shed, things look distinctly more springlike.

Early Spring in Virginia.

Early Spring in Virginia.

The first bluebells of Spring.

Spring bluebells in Virginia.

Spring bluebells in Virginia.

Sophie Knows What to do with the Blue Ball

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