I often struggle with the expectations that an artist have a body of work that is recognizably their "signature" style. Part of what I love about being an artist is the creativity to be unique and let myself explore and be free. The art world does not always favor this course of creativity...at least in [...]
When I paint or create a sculpture, I am not sure I would be able to stay focused if I had a human studio assistant. 🙂 Chevy, my dachshund, is great support and I'll call her the best studio assistant! (Chevy is probably curious why I dance, with my paint brush in hand while wearing [...]
I have to say, I have a really cool view from my studio. The sound of the wind gently moving the branches is beautiful to hear. I feel so fortunate to see it everyday.
In reality I am a thriving,recognized artist, living her dream. I have had plenty of acceptances, awards and applause. So don't feel sorry for me, today I received a "Dear John" letter. In the art world that means a nice rejection letter for a submission to a show. A thanks, but no-thanks. It goes with [...]
I sit in my studio this evening and the air is howling and the sound of rain drops are faint with the sound of wind. I usually have music generously playing while I paint. Not tonight. I like the sound of nature. I hear the whisper of an idea.
It is that time of year that is busy for most, and getting in the studio to paint or sculpt is a challenge. I think those that consider themselves artists', are always creating in one way or another...it is just in our blood. 😉 I purchased a wreath from the local 8th grade class as [...]
I paint large canvases and I do not have a separate studio, so my studio is my garage. Since I live in the Pacific Northwest, on an island, many months of the year my "studio" gets too cold to really be able to paint. In the past I have succumbed to doing smaller works in [...]
For the creatives on your gift list, I have compiled a few extraordinary items that will thrill your artist. Any one of them (or all if you are inclined ) will give Santa a lot of points this holiday season. (For those on a more limited budget visit my list of affordable gifts for artist’s [...]
Holiday spending can add up. But for the artist on your gift list, I have included my favorite items for holiday gifts that are budget friendly. (If you have an unlimited budget or just want to splurge, be sure to check out my Fantasy Gifts for artists) Sennelier Nesting Box Oil Pastel Set “Sennelier’s Nesting [...]
Happy to announce that my piece "Lipstick On His Collar" has just won the Best in show from Fusion Art and will be shown in February in Palm Springs. I will update you as it gets closer to the show and if you are in the area please do stop by. Lipstick on His Collar is [...]