My word for 2018: Learn

Instead of setting a long list of “resolutions” this year (because we all know what happens to those), I’ve decided to choose one word that will be my inspiration for the year ahead. My word is “learn.” I plan to learn as much as I can in as many aspects of my life as I […]

New year, new work

I’m looking forward to this new year. I’ve set my business and creative goals so I’ve got a clear vision of where I’m headed. I’m already off to a good start with some new paintings that I’ve been working on during my winter break. One of my goals as an artist is to create work […]

Finding my way

Each year for Christmas, I like to “surprise” myself with art books as gifts. I order the books way ahead of time, wrap them and put them under the tree. I then forget what I ordered and when I open the gift with my name on it on Christmas morning–surprise! One of my “surprises” this […]

A playful Saturday

Oh, I’m loving today. I’ve spent the day focusing on being creative–finally. Didn’t have any major errands to run for once in a long time. So I filled the day with sushi making (not too pretty, but delicious), art making (love these papers, but not sure what I will do with them yet, and learning […]

Following along

There’s an old saying that goes something like, “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” I have to admit that I never really liked that saying. I think God is a lot nicer than that and more accommodating of our dreams. But, that’s another story. The saying came to mind this weekend as […]

My artist statement in the making

This week I took another major step forward in creating and revising my artist statement, with the help of other artists at Part 2 of the Artistic Cartel Meetup sponsored by the Artful Phoenix in North Attleboro, Mass. Recently, it became even more clear how important a good artist statement is. I applied to get […]

“Serenity”

I’ve been working on this mixed media piece for several weeks, first by playing with lines that turned into trees. I collaged the trees on canvas, then added the lady in red because I find it difficult to NOT include the spirit of women in my artwork. I let it sit, looking at it off […]

AEDM (12 and 13): How to ruin a painting

This weekend I’ve learned how to ruin a painting: 1. Start with a simple drawing on canvas that you like. 2. Add color and love it even more. 3. Add black outlines, have the paint spit black paint out of the lines. 4. Try to clean up some of the black. 5. Decide that the […]

AEDM (Day 11): Sun Worshippers

Last Saturday I began to work on four paintings. This is one of them. I’ve had this flat unfinished canvas painting for a few years. It had a boring sun on it and a horizon.  I thought I’d try to breathe some life into it during Art Every Day Month. I added more color in […]

The art of questioning

Today I’m thinking a lot about what I’m doing as an artist—again. This is, in part, thanks to my husband. He’s very honest when it comes to my art making. I’ve been too busy with work and life to create. I finally sat in my studio early Saturday morning determined to get back into things. […]

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