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Dale A. Dahlberg III  Minneapolis based. Trying to be a peacemaker, healer, restorer, storyteller and lover. Mostly I paint women. I also make loud music @sacredoakmpls

I picked up the proof for my calendars last night. Is it not nifty? 🤓👍 There are only going to be 50 of these, EVER. I will sign and number each of them individually.
Several have been spoken for already, don’t miss your chance to get one of these! They’re $25, shipping within the U.S.A. included in the price. (I’m accepting U.S. orders only at this time. Apologies to my international friends!!! )

I have heard that several popular gift-giving holidays are approaching. Got someone on your list who likes art, but only for a month at a time? One of my calendars will be perfect for them. Or, since I know you’re a forward-thinker, perhaps you simply anticipate needing to know what day it is at some point next year. Here is your stylish solution. Be the envy of your neighborhood or workplace!
By the way, I’ll give you 10% off the price if you tag a friend of yours who you think will dig my work.

Just reply “SOLD” to reserve yours, or send me a DM, or email me. Smoke signals will be acceptable on clear days.
I’m taking orders until November 30, unless they sell out before that, and then your opportunity will have passed. Don’t miss out!

It’s getting to be that time of year again... That’s right, you’re gonna need a new calendar soon! This year, why not get yourself 12 Months of Hope in one convenient package, and support your favorite artist named Dale A. Dahlberg III at the same time?
I’ll be doing a limited run of 50 calendars, each one personally numbered and signed by yours truly.
I’m not saying that this calendar will make 2019 the best year ever for you, but I’m not saying that it won’t, either.

These delightful 8.5” x 11” calendars will feature all 12 of my 12 Months of Hope paintings. That’s right, a different painting for each month! You can’t lose!
I’m taking orders until November 30, guaranteeing you the low price of $25 each, including U.S. shipping (USPS 1st class mail). I’m sorry, but I’m not able to ship internationally at this time.
Just leave me a comment (or send me a DM) saying SOLD to make sure you get yours! You don’t have to pay until it’s ready to mail. Tag a friend who would dig one of these and I’ll give you a 10% discount!
#2019calendar #geometricart #artforsale #dadahlberg3

John J. Audubon got a little over-excited and called this “Washington’s Eagle.” Basically everyone else who has encountered it calls it a juvenile Bald Eagle. .

Perhaps that’s why the bird has kind of a worried expression? .

Well, we all make mistakes. And he didn’t have the benefit of Wikipedia. 😜

#washingtonseagle #johnjaudubon #audubon #minneapolisathenaeum #contemporaryrealism #popsurrealism #eagle #birdart #birdpainting #birdportrait #naturalist #colonialism #red #blue #feathered #featheredfriends #birdsofminnesota #artforsale #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart #dadahlberg3

Robin Williams said, “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
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Almost every day I see _someone_ post something to the effect of “I’ve felt terrible about the way I look/act/talk/create/exist for years...” .
It’s heartbreaking that we live in a culture where we’re all constantly told (many times per day, from many sources) that we’re not nearly good enough. .
The people who don’t need to change a thing are the ones who hate themselves. Meanwhile, the people who are actually, quantifiably, making the world worse think they’re perfect. .

So many people hate themselves, or bear the burden of other people’s rage and hate, and it’s so wrong. And the incredible thing is the people who bear it - the ones who pretty much eat poison for breakfast everyday - and keep going are the ones who are the strongest. If they weren’t unimaginably strong, they wouldn’t still be here.
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So... what’ s the remedy? .

#figurativeart #figurativepainting #contemporaryrealism #popsurrealism #strongwomen #powerfulwomen #innerstrength #spiritual #mystical #mystic #skull #orange #green #redhair #redhairdontcare #minneapolis #minnesota #artforsale #mplsart #dadahlberg3

#tbt I found this in my sketchbook. I’m going to have to come up with some kind of use for it... 😎

#drawing #geometricart #sacredgeometry #sketches #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart #dadahlberg3

I loved doing this painting - I was able to incorporate a bunch of geometric stuff, a nod to Vitruvian Man, ciphers, and a bit of music theory along with a portrait of @deadscrimshaw
Speaking of Aloysius Scrimshaw, he’s got a _very_ limited vinyl release on sale at the moment. I’ve ordered my copy, and I encourage you to move quickly to get one of the 5 (at this time) remaining copies from @pinkdolphinmusic
Also, Mr. Scrimshaw just release a new single that slays.
Go give him some love!
#deadmusician #aloysiusscrimshaw #contemporaryrealism #popsurrealism #experimentalmusic #cipher #code #twelve #12 #geometricart #dadahlberg3

Do you prefer having your art hung in straight lines, or in a not-quite-random arrangement like this?
For different sized works, I like the puzzle piece approach. If I had a whole hunch of pieces that were the same size, I’d probably tend more toward a structured arrangement.

#figurativeart #contemporaryrealism #popsurrealism #geometricart #red #pink #blue #barnswallow #portraitpainting #morsecode #braille #secretmessage #jigsawpuzzle #artforsale #artcollector #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart #dadahlberg3

There’s a new project on my easel! My arm is sore today from all the scumbling it took to get the dark layer in. 😂
I’ve got lots more to do yet, layers and layers to go. I’m feeling pretty good about where it is now; it’s off to a good start.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? 🙂

#wip #layerafterlayer #happylittletrees #deepdark #darkart #withhappytrees #woods #forest

Flashback Friday? This is the 2nd portrait I had painted. I copied a painting by @chrisguestartist once more. I really dig the level of energy in his work! 👍

#fbf #strongwomen #badassbabes #powerfulwomen #pinkhair #pinkhairdontcare #chrisguest #inspiration #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsartist

#tbt My first attempt at painting a portrait, by copying a work by @chrisguestartist 🙂

Btw - you should really follow Chris. His work is awesome. 👍

#badassbabes #bikerchick #bubblegum #powerfulwomen #strongwomen #bossbabe #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart #dadahlberg3

Ah, November... The leaves aren’t all gone quite yet, but the colors have turned from bright oranges, yellows and reds to a much more subdued rust. 🍂
#november #abstractart #geometricart #red #orange #black #fall #cozy #fallcolors #secretmessage #artforsale #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart #dadahlberg3

I suspect I’m just preaching to the choir, but I’ll say it anyway: GO VOTE.
This is “Memory of a Friend.” It’s small (5x5”), but I think it packs a big punch. 🙂

#figurativeart #contemporaryrealism #popsurrealism #bluehair #bluehairdontcare #blue #pink #strongwomen #powerfulwomen #girlboss #bossbabe #badassbabes #vote #artforsale #artcollector #minneapolis #minnesota #mplsart #dadahlberg3

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