Category Archive: process

That place

This week I am…on vacation! Talk about lucky: My husband, daughter, and I are on a much-anticipated trip to Hawaii. You have probably already heard more than enough about the wonders of Hawaii, but one thing about it that you may not know is…it has giant snails! The giant snails represent quite well what I… read more

The storm

We are still out of town, and a question keeps coming up to me on this trip that seems appropriate to the season. When something new is growing in your life and you’re feeling some discomfort, or fear, how do you know when that is a sign to turn around versus a sign to keep… read more

The view

I am currently on vacation, visiting my mother. This was my artistic activity for the day. I love the introspective aspect of travel: taken outside of your normal surroundings, you get to see your life with fresh perspective. Even see the sky with fresh perspective. I am keeping this short to focus on the visit,… read more

What’s new

Happy New Year, everyone! And thank you so much for reading this blog, whether regularly or occasionally. Your interest means the world to me and helps keep my creative wheels turning. My favorite way to spend the first day of the year is wandering around outside with my family, and we saw a few things… read more

The reason

This week I was very happy to sell the first two pieces from my new Cultivation series, as well as a couple of oil paintings, including this one, Compass. And I was continuing on full steam with the new backgrounds. But then a few days ago I discovered my daughter is getting targeted by an… read more

The drawing board

I was really, really, really sick of looking at this piece this week. I could tell most of it was right, but it just wasn’t working. My husband, who thanks to years of living with me can now provide professional level studio critique, very nicely responded to my exasperated “Argh!” and took a look. Then… read more

The noodling

It was really satisfying getting all these backgrounds done for my 13 new All In pieces this week. Along the way I realized I have many brushes with bristles that are blown out or too soft or etc. It’s just silly. Keeping damaged brushes is an old habit that made sense back when I had… read more

The land that never has been yet

I put finishing touches on a couple of Cluster backgrounds this week: And finished placing and gluing people on a few others (which means they’re the first ones done!): This one might still need another person or two: I also added some more colors to these backgrounds for All In: I found myself more aware… read more

The wall

I got started on this mural this week:      These are the rough draft in chalk. It will all eventually be painted white with black outlines. And you can’t tell from these shots, but this is up a couple flights of exterior stairs, probably something like 20 feet off the ground. So when I’m… read more

You get the picture

I made lots of progress this week and then completely forgot to post earlier. When I did remember, my app kept failing, so I will take that as a sign to keep it simple this week: