A Movie Quote (That I Probably Put Too Much Thought Into)

"What are you doing in there? Get out of there! This is a funeral!" is extremely funny to me, but it's not funny to my husband. I can think of a million things that you shouldn't be doing at a funeral as soon as soon as I hear the words. You have to be a little twisted… Continue reading A Movie Quote (That I Probably Put Too Much Thought Into)

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My Fondness for Fake Flamingos

When I was a teenager we lived in this pretty white Queen Anne Victorian house. I loved having friends over, because it was really nice and it had a huge back yard. That was until my mom put up these plastic lawn flamingos. They embarrassed me to no end. They were so dorky and I… Continue reading My Fondness for Fake Flamingos

The Whatevers

In case you can't tell, I like taking ancient statues and making them seem more current. The juxtaposition, especially with color, is interesting to me for some reason. I had the idea first with The Three Graces when I thought, "Wouldn't that be cute as an 80's style Fruit of the Loom type ad?" Then… Continue reading The Whatevers

Should Your Friends Support You Even If They Do Not Like Your Art?

This is something that crosses my mind quite often. I'm the type of person that likes to "like" everything people post. But a lot of people aren't. And I don't think they're actively trying not to like things. Maybe they just don't think about it. All of my friends know I'm an artist. (Strangers on… Continue reading Should Your Friends Support You Even If They Do Not Like Your Art?

Aspartame Kills

Artists are inspired by the things they see around them in their daily lives. Since I never leave the studio, the things I see around me in my daily life consist of TV and whatever pops up in my news feed. Well, my brother is a health nut. I mean, full on owns a gym,… Continue reading Aspartame Kills

How To Support Your Favorite Artists (without spending money)

There is one simple, free, and easy way to support the art and artists you love. (And it can mean almost as much as investing in their work.) Here it is: Share the work. In today's world, one where people can literally become famous overnight, it is vital for artists' work to be seen. It's… Continue reading How To Support Your Favorite Artists (without spending money)

Hello, Old Friend

Quite a few people have asked If I view paintings as my children. I don't see it that way. No. I consider my paintings to be much different than children. I consider them to be friends. Creating a piece of work is more like getting to know someone than it is like raising a human being.… Continue reading Hello, Old Friend

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

As a creative person, I think it's important to try new things. (Actually, as a person person it's important to try new things. New experiences open up new syntax in your brain.) I like to step out of my comfort zone and push limits. That's how art evolves; improves. Sometimes stepping out of my comfort… Continue reading Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Coping With Artist Block

There are three ways that I cope with the dreaded Artist Block.   1. Work On Something Simple. You can take this two different ways. It can mean to go back to old work and rework it. Or it can mean to stick with a simple piece that you know will turn out just fine.… Continue reading Coping With Artist Block