Home For The Holidays

 Today my kids convinced me to start decorating for Christmas and I gave in because I like the smell of cinnamon and my defenses are down after eating too much pie.  I love decorating for Christmas. What I don’t like: rummaging around the attic for the decorations, looking at the empty boxes afterward, and all the vaccuuming. […]

Diversion

Sometimes I feel like my whole life is a cycle of acquiring possessions and subsequently purging possessions. Know what I mean? Maybe it’s the seasons…in the winter, you pad your nest and in the spring you clean out closets. One of my favorite things to do is go to estate sales, garage sales and warehouses. I call […]

A Hairy Situation

As you may know, my studio cat Ron Weasley is often the bane of my existence. He is well known for climbing around where he shouldn’t be (my desk) and getting his nose into places he oughtn’t (my paint water.) Every time I walk away from my desk I have to go through a ritual […]

God Bless the Internet

I am sitting here at a Saturday market, peddling my wares. I’m bored. There’s not much traffic, and even less interest in art when people are here to buy produce and crochet. Markets are not my usual modus operandi. They require time away from my studio and my kids, and my paints. I have to be […]

Why I’m Mad at Ron Weasley

Ron Weasley is infuriating. Here’s why: He sleeps on the kitchen table. He sleeps on my desk. He sleeps on my paintings. He sleeps on clean towels. His hair is all over the floor. His hair is all over my paint brushes. His hair is all over my clothes. His hair is all over everything. […]