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August 10, 2016

 'I had to create something more child-friendly,' they said.  My frogs hoisting martinis, pouring wine, and toasting beer mugs were not appropriate for offices, family dinning establishments and hospital lobbies (the latter, I completely understand, the former, I thought they were being a little too peevish). Still, the attitudes of my public were not going to change, I had alter my work to fit into what they deemed acceptable.  Thus began the impetus toward a new line of works, my Lily Pad Series. 

I spent months trying to re-imagine all my drunk, sardonic, stoic, sad, & smiling bar squatting frogs. I started painting happy frogs, perched on lily pads, dressed in dapper clothing.  I did not really comprehend the 180 my work had taken until people started buying the pieces as nursery gifts.  In essence, I had successfully cornered two markets, those who had a proclivity for funky ba...

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