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news and the muse is my commitment to stay connected, to share with you the raw and the real, the wow and the wonderful of life as an artist.

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Alana Garrigues, the author and artist of this site, is pictured looking up at the sky on a sunny day in the forest. Overlaid on the photo is an image of the forest, looking up to the tree canopy and through to the sunshine. The image is two photographs put together into one, by the FotoDa app.

Newsletter Archive

Click on any of the dates below to view excerpts from the archive.

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{news and the muse}: april 6, 2024

This is an archived copy of the {news and the muse} letter that went out to subscribers on April 6, 2024.My dear, gorgeous human, Oof, I have some fun and exciting art news to share with you today... if you want to go directly to that, scroll on down until you see...

{news and the muse}: mar. 1, 2024

This is an archived copy of the {news and the muse} letter that went out to subscribers on March 1, 2024. Please forgive the formatting as it has been directly imported from email, and reveals tables and sections built into my newsletter server which are invisible in...

{news and the muse}: nov. 27, 2023

This is an archived copy of the {news and the muse} letter that went out to subscribers on November 27, 2023.  It has been a hot minute since i last wrote. A couple of weeks ago, i was having a conversation with a friend who said, 'I signed up for your emails. I...