Newspaper Article

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a local newspaper looking to do an article on me and my art. ┬áThe writer left me a message on my phone and also sent me an email. I was typing up my email to respond to her (thinking out my answers so I wouldn't have to … Continue reading Newspaper Article

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What is the Definition of a Portrait?

Flower Portraits? Why Yes, I Do That Too...If you're familiar with my work, you would know that I like to paint and draw animals, people, flowers...so as I was writing this post about portraits and what I like to focus on, I realized that what I'm really painting is portraits. Portraits of people, animals and … Continue reading What is the Definition of a Portrait?

The Artist and the Writer

As some of you know, my husband's "hobby" has been writing. It's been laying dormant for a while, but he's recently come back to it full force.As he talked to me recently about ideas, it occurred to me how similar, yet different we are. We are both creative people. In general, artists and writers go … Continue reading The Artist and the Writer

An Old Portrait and an Older Portrait

Oops! I totally forgot that I meant to post a charcoal portrait of my daughter in the last post! That was a major reason I did a non-art post, but I guess that's what happens when you have someone like me, posting about who-knows-what. I try to stay on topic of art, but sometimes, I gotta … Continue reading An Old Portrait and an Older Portrait

A Time for Celebration and Remembrance

Picture of Anna before school today Happy birthday to my daughter! She's 6 today! She's excited, but not as much as you would think a 6 year old GIRL would be. She probably gets more excited about her brother's birthday than she does about her own.Of course, she IS excited to see me bring cupcakes to … Continue reading A Time for Celebration and Remembrance

Excuses, Excuses (or why I haven’t painted lately)

This wasn't going to be its own post, but instead a short list of excuses within another post of WHY I HAVEN'T POSTED ANY NEW WORK! Well, I had a little too much fun with my list. It's a pretty accurate portrayal of our life right now with two kids, 7 and 5 years old. (OK, … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses (or why I haven’t painted lately)

What I Did on My Vacation

Some of you are aware that I have a full time job that is NOT related to my art. AT. ALL.So in February, I decided to take a week off and not go anywhere or do anything but work on my art and art related marketing. This was a big step for me, because while … Continue reading What I Did on My Vacation