Good Advice

Several weeks ago I was painting for a client and it just wasn’t turning out the way I wanted. This happens every now and then. I mean, it’s natural to like how some paintings turned out more than others but THIS ONE. JUST. WASN’T. WORKING. On any level. Granted, it was in a category of […]

A Fable, In Photos

Girls Gone Child is one of the blogs I read regularly and has singlebloggedly inspired me to 1) make a fairy garden; 2) dress my child in leg warmers and; 3) want to live in sunny SoCal. After 35+ years in Oregon, I pine for warmer living, sunnier skies, and shopping within walking distance. For now, […]

A Few of My Favorite Things, Lately

Sometimes the smallest things can make you happy, right? Great packaging. Twinkly lights. A new pillow. A pine cone you found in the yard, now placed jauntily on the windowsill. Yes, I said jauntily. These are some of the things that have been making me happy in the studio lately.

People Say the Nicest Things

Many times when I send a painting off to its forever home the only indication that it ever arrived is the confirmation slip from the post office. It’s always nice when I get an email back to say, “hey, it’s here!” or, “We love it even better in person!” or better yet, “It made me […]

Calm

I was home with a sick kid today. It’s different being home with a sick kid than it is when they’re not sick. When they’re sick with a fever, they’re quiet, and calm, and sometimes even less demanding. They want to snuggle. All. Day. Problem is, even when I stay home to “snuggle” there’s always […]