True Colors

I am not fun. My kids will tell you. I have never  been one to play blocks and Barbies, Hot Wheels or board games. I can’t sit still that long. I mean, I do my best but I’ve got stuff to DO. Always. However the kids and I do spend some good times in my […]

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.

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 […]

First Painting of 2011

The new year is off to a great start – I have nearly 20 paintings on the books right now and more coming in every few days. I feel so lucky that I get to do this, you don’t even know. I put together this little video of the First Painting of 2011 process; I […]

Complications

I’ve been holed up in my studio pretty much every waking hour when I’m not at work or driving someone somewhere or eating or sleeping. The problem is, so has Ron Weasley. He’s become a serious impediment to my work. Of course there’s the usual tomfoolery including sleeping where he’s not supposed to sleep, drinking […]