Fall 2017 Newsletter – Frank Leonard Photography

Hello, dear friends and supporters!  
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It feels good to be back here at my desk, connecting with you.  Much has taken place in these past seven months and I haven’t gotten out my regular monthly newsletter.  So, at least this time, I’m going to call it the Fall Newsletter.  Perhaps four per year would be a good way to go.  We’ll see, but in the meantime, here is my newsletter to you.
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1)  Open Studios this coming weekend!
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I invite you to Open Studios 2017 in Santa Cruz County.  300 artists will open their work and creative places to the public.  It is always an exciting time!  I would be honored if you were able to stop by my gallery and view so much of my most recent work.  There are three separate gallery viewing rooms, each with their own themes:
           
Original Gallery – Astrophotography and Africa
Middle Gallery – The Nude as Nature on one wall, Some of Frank’s Favorites on the other wall
Frame Shop Gallery – Celestial Bodies and Landscapes
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Artist #143 – Open Studios – Frank Leonard Photography
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Get your FREE copy of the 2017 Open Studios Art Tour App for your phone or iPad!   If you downloaded the App in 2016, this year’s App will already be on your device! If you haven’t yet downloaded the App, visit the App store and type in “Open Studios Art Tour” – look for the Arts Council logo with the words “Art Tour 2017.”
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For more information on dates, times, and a map to my galleryplease click on this link:  http://www.frankleonardphotography.com/os-postcard-2017/
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2)  New Musical Videos:
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3)  Rag Watercolor Paper
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I am excited to have discovered, thanks to Kathy Edwards, a rag watercolor paper that prints particular images in particularly striking ways, adding depth and tonal qualities that I have not seen in any other papers.  For Open Studios, there will be prints from my initial run with this paper, probably five or six images which I feel really are best complimented by this unique paper.
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4)  My Knees
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The last couple of months with my knees have been interesting.  I was like a racehorse out of the gate, back in April, when I had both knees replaced at the same time.  Weeks after the painkillers were gone, the numbness of my knee areas began to wear off, and I began to feel stuff that I had not felt up until that time.  It felt like a bit of a setback, but I am finding a healthier balance between work and rest, as well as not letting up on stair work, hanging a show work, and other physical activities that continue to build back up my leg strength and endurance.  It’s going well and I am pleased every day that I took this step.  My thanks to each of you who have loved me and encouraged me along the way.
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I think that’s it, good people.  As you already know, I do not inundate you with emails.  Maybe I won’t call it monthly, maybe I won’t call it quarterly.  Maybe I’ll just sit down the next time I have a few new things to share with you, and do that, and forget how long or short it is.  My love to each of you.  I do hope you make it out to see my show this year.  With Africa, with astrophotography, with celestial bodies, with landscapes, and more, it’s just a good varied show.  I would love to have a chance to share it with you.
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Love,
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Frank.
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