30 Minutes to Write a Checking In Post

Ug. I am so very bad at this. I want to write to you dear readers for the very reason I hope you will someday appear. I know if I don’t write anything at all… well no stories no audience. So, here I am taking 30 minutes and writing a blog post. I will not...
Pivot! Priority Shift.

Pivot! Priority Shift.

I like to think of my life in ages. No, not my age but Ages like Ice Age or Neolithic Age. I have my Child Age… which wasn’t as long nor as short as one would think. Then I have Age 19. A lot happened in that year. After that is the Lost Age when I lived...

Spring, she is early

Winter is traditionally a time of rest, quiet and cabin fever. Not so for me this year! I’ve been taking advantage of the mild Winter (here on the west coast) to get some things in the yard done including building a fancy new chicken coop which can house 12...
Where did I go with it? Let me show you!

Where did I go with it? Let me show you!

If you’ve been following my blog you might remember an earlier entry where I talked about getting into learning the human form. If you didn’t catch it here is the first blog entry: Where am I going with this? and part 2: Tidbits. Below is the accumulation...
My shop is getting an upgrade!

My shop is getting an upgrade!

If you’ve been in my art shop lately you might notice a few listings at the bottom of the screen that look different then the rest. I’ve activate Woocommerce on my website and I’m slowly (and laboriously) converting all my art from paypal buttons to...
One Night Only Art Show

One Night Only Art Show

Second Friday has been a real hit this season in downtown Springfield. I’ve personally had two exhibits this last Spring and Summer at different venues and to finish it up I’ll have one more. Come on out to the Center for Spiritual Living on the second...

Where Am I Going With This?

Alright, so I’ve really been all over the place with creating art lately (meaning the last 6 months). The good news is I feel like I am actually going somewhere with this. But where? What do octopuses, lady profiles, poppies, bones and birds have in common!? The...
Eight Limbs and Eight Paintings! Octopus Fever

Eight Limbs and Eight Paintings! Octopus Fever

You might have guessed… I like octopuses. Actually, I really like them. They are amazing creatures full of strength, flexibility and adaptability. And they are soft and fragile too. So many metaphors! Not only that they are just plain fun to paint. I had fun a...

Watch Me Draw!

Last time I was setting up to work on a drawing I set up the web cam too. I recorded two drawing sessions of about 2 hours each and then compressed the whole thing down to about 9 minutes. You can watch how one of my drawings comes together, getting all the fun parts...

Painting ‘Moon’ Companion to ‘Sun’ Pt. 2

I’m done! This painting took an estimated 20 hours from start to finish. As a reminder this is a companion painting to Sun. Oil on linen 24 inches by 24 inches.  The two will hang together in my yoga studio until time they find a new home. Here they are together...

Painting ‘Moon’ Companion to ‘Sun’ Pt. 1

A while back I finished the painting Sun. An oil on linen stretched canvas painting. When I made the canvas for this painting I made two identical canvases always intending to create a companion painting to Sun. Sometimes things take a little longer then we...

Work Your Art Blog Interview

I’ve got a lot planned for these next few weeks. I am diligently working on my artist statement, my artist bio and reworking my artist CV. I also have a very complicated painting planned where I will need to do some research. Think eagles, ribs and skulls. In...