My website has been down for 8 days. Eight! Ordinarily, that is not panic-inducing but considering that my traffic went from maybe 150/day to FIVE THOUSAND after the Pioneer Woman post – there has been some subsequent, and I think appropriate, panic. Thank goodness for Google, because I think that’s how most people are finding me […]

Welcome, Pioneer Woman Readers!

  First, my apologies to anyone who tried to view my portfolio site this morning. It’s broke! While I can’t confirm, I can only suspect that it was a result of all the Pioneer Women visiting. What a wonderful “problem” to have! In the meantime, feel free to browse around this blog and read all […]

Best. Day. Ever.

Two great things happened today. I’ve been dying to post about it since this morning, but I was too busy answering email and hitting ‘refresh’ on my blog stat counter. Thing the first: My portrait of Neil Gaiman’s dog Cabal arrived in Minnesota! Thing the second: my painting of Charlie was on The Pioneer Woman […]

If you look very, very closely…

Last month I sent The Pioneer Woman a painting of her dog Charlie who, apparently, smells like Fritos. Anyway, she just got the painting and sent me a very nice email and I understand it will be featured on her site soon (fingers crossed) but in the meantime, I was super stoked to see it […]

That's the power of Twitter, people.

This week I painted Neil Gaiman’s dog. Yes, that Neil Gaiman. (You know, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, American Gods and so forth….) I know, right? Here’s how it came to be – an amazing twisted journey that unfolded on the internet. Let’s call it, Six Degrees of Neil Gaiman. I read the blog, Sundry Mourning. Sundry […]