My mom called me earlier this week, “I saw your paintings on Ree’s Thanksgiving special.” I had just walked in the door from work and my mom was watching the Food Network east coast feed which is 3 hours earlier than mine. Even knowing this, I turned on the TV, still wearing my heels and […]


We name all our animals with human names (currently: Ron and Francis) so of course I dig Ree Drummond’s dog, Walter. Our family also has a long tradition of taking those human-pet names and contorting them into ridiculous versions of themselves. For example, Francis is Frank, Frankenstein, Frank N Beans, Frankly My Dear I Don’t […]

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

I still geek out every Saturday when I see my art on television.

Approval Process

Every now and then I come across a photo online and I just have to paint it. Mostly, they’re from blogs I follow, either because I’m drawn to the the story or the aesthetic. After I’ve painted it and got it out of my system, I usually send the subject their painting, gratis. I mean, […]

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, Ree sent me an advance copy of her new cookbook, Food From My Frontier. She must’ve heard my husband’s plaintive cries for more substantial winter meals and red meat. My family, they tire of soup and grilled cheese.