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, 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 […]

L.A. or Bust

So anyone who follows me on Facebook or Twitter already knows a little something about this, but here is the whole story. I’m going to Hollywood. Okay, I’m not really sure if it’s Hollywood. But it is L.A. and it is for something Hollywood-related. The gift lounge for the MTV Movie Awards called and they […]

Girls Night Out. Girls Night Out.

Last night I stayed up much too late. I ate dinner in a quaint bistro with another grown-up. I bought cupcakes at a storefront that only sells cupcakes.  I went to a concert.  I got carded. It was  quite a night for my 30-something-Little-League-Mom self. My friend B and I went to Portland to see […]