Playing with pastels

I learned something this week: I don’t hate working with pastels. For the longest time I’ve had a box of oil pastels in my supply cabinet. I haven’t known what to do with them. I have always been amazed when I see the pastel work of other artists, but I never had much success when […]

Creative fire

While in Vermont at a Geryunant creativity retreat this weekend (see post below), I worked on a painting that began as a blind drawing in which we were asked to close our eyes and use materials on paper. We then did a second drawing/painting that took something that we wanted to carry over from the […]

Playing in Vermont

Play. Such a small word. As adults we don’t get to use it much, as in, “Let’s play.” Remember when when we were kids and someone said, “Let’s play,” how electrically charged the air would become with possibilities. Play what? Who knew? It didn’t matter because we  knew it would be fun. On Friday, Saturday […]

Painting into corners

Have you ever started working on a painting or mixed media piece with a vision and suddenly—or not so suddenly—find yourself in a corner wondering where to go next? Well, that happens to me more often than I care to think about. This piece has been sitting in my studio now for about two months. […]

Random acts of art

I had the most beautiful weekend with my husband and 11-year-old son. We spent most of Saturday at the birthday party of our neighbor’s 90-year-old mother. It was so sweet to watch her family celebrate her life. The fact that they included us in the celebration made us feel very honored. Sunday was spent at […]

Reach for the Stars

I’m very excited! The ceramic dessert plates that I was asked to design for the “REACH for the Stars” fundraiser have been fired and are ready for bids. I really like the way they turned out. It is hard to tell how the colors will look once fired, but I love these.  I can’t wait […]

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