If this weren’t a portrait of someone else; If someone wasn’t waiting patiently for the painting to be delivered; If I had more wall space; If someone hadn’t already paid for it… I might have kept this painting for myself. Completed: August 29, 2010 Soundtrack: Johnny Cash Beverage: Starbucks Iced Mocha

Dear Universe,

Dear Universe, I would like to paint more horses. Cheers, Rachael Completed: June 13, 2010 Soundtrack: Glee Soundtrack Beverage: Diet Coke

At the Movies

Last Friday I took the kids to see Toy Story 3, maintaining my obnoxious and completely arbitrary streak of seeing Disney or Pixar movies at the very first showing, on opening day. The movie was good and I even cried a little at the end. Not really a spoiler: Andy goes to college. Oh, and thank […]

For Moms

Here’s what I’ve been up to. The first portrait is the client’s mother’s horse, BabyDoe. The second is of the client’s childhood dog, Alex. I think they’ll make pretty good Mother’s Day gifts. As for me, I’m going to be Little League Mom today and spend a couple hours freezing my arse off at The […]


I got my first pony in third grade. His name was Sonny and he used to scrape me off on trees when I was riding him. Then there was Babe, the palomino, who was really my mom’s horse but a little bigger than Sonny so I graduated to riding her in 4-H. In 8th grade […]