Stuff I Forgot to Blog About

You know the saying about the best laid plans, right? Well, I seem to be doing a lot more planning than doing when it comes to this blog lately. I’ve been doing lots of painting, but they are all orders for gifts so I can’t show you yet. But – I can share some things […]

Close Call

This weekend I was away visiting the kids, and my husband was doing a triathlon in Washington which meant that for 36 hours our cats were without people. Here’s how it usually goes: Steve gets really ticked off and spends a few hours upon our return scolding us and acting all superior; Birch stays indoors […]

Details

I left my kids today. They are spending a sizable chunk of their summer vacation with their grandparents because 1) I don’t want to pay a babysitter if I don’t have to; and b) they have fun there. So that’s what we’re doing. My kids are being juggled between two sets of grandparents (in the […]

Fit To Print

I have run across several little press tidbits lately and I’ve even had to start a Press page on this website. This MTV story has legs. Here’s an article that appeared in this week’s issue of Salem Weekly. You can read it online at Willamettelive.com, but just in case you like good old fashioned newsprint, […]

Change of Scenery

Back in the good old days – say, April – my studio cat Ron Weasley kept me busy on a daily basis with his paint-water-drinking-watercolor-footprint-making shenanigans. He was content to loll around my studio, snuggling up under himself and leaving a wake of ginger-colored hair across every horizontal surface. Lately though, Ron has changed it […]