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The Accidental Artist by Alison Nicholls

I recently joined the Creative Advisory Board of Pencils For Africa (PFA) and have just been interviewed by Chelsea, an 8th grader who is one of the Assistant Editors of the Pencils for Africa website. 213 more words

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Secretary Bird on the EDGE by Alison Nicholls

100 Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) birds were recently listed in a paper in Current Biology. The lead author, Prof Walter Jetz, states that “by identifying these top 100 species, we can now focus our efforts on targeted conservation action and better monitoring to help ensure that they are still here for future generations to come”. 229 more words

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Why Make Art?

Why Make Art?

because you feel the need and calling to create

your passion is at the root of creating art

your passion overcomes your fear of uncertainty… 67 more words

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African Conservation on Pinterest by Alison Nicholls

As we all know, there are many, many, many social media sites. One of my favorites is Pinterest, because it is image based. I have a number of boards, including this one about African Conservation. 67 more words

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Alison Nicholls: Life As a Human Article

Recently I was asked to write a post for Life As a Human - the Human Interest Magazine for Evolving Minds. I highly recommend a visit. 87 more words

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Sketching at the Explorers Club by Artist Alison Nicholls

I’ve been a member of the Explorers Club for a few years now but this was the first time I had sketched at the headquarters – the Lowell Thomas Building in New York City. 370 more words

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What is The Quarry all about?


One of the goals of The Quarry Artists in Residence Program is to support and enhance the growth of artists in active sobriety by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and  interaction in a vibrant setting and community of great natural beauty, and by providing a safe haven for nurturing sober creativity. 93 more words

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