Looking out my back door… you can’t tell from this but it was raining. Well, I have to say I cannot believe it is June already. I have been busier than than ever, but not much happening in the studio lately. The Art Fair I exhibited in a few weeks ago was very disappointing, … More Trying to keep up!
After filling out applications for summer camps and all the end of the school year loose ends, I am working on getting ready for a couple of Art Fairs. I have a grandson who is 13 and in Middle School that lives with us and he is a real joy. He is very bright and … More The Weekend is Almost Here!
I posted this a week ago and decided it needed a few revisions so I trashed it. I changed a bit of the wording and hope it is more readable now. I love being up early before most anyone else. Taking my coffee outside and just sitting awhile. I love the peacefulness of it, … More On Being a Morning Person
I have been working toward setting a more workable schedule in the studio to paint and am doing much better at it lately. I have found that if I have the intention of being there by 9:00am and work until 12:00pm every day I can usually get something done or at least started. Then after a … More First Things First
These past few weeks I have been prepping paper and canvas for new work. I thought I would share how I do this. I use mostly Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper because I know it best and I prefer the way it accepts paint and the processes I use. The first thing I do is to … More Beginning The Process
I have finally finished reorganizing my studio and as usual it took longer than I expected. The good news is I forced myself to actually get rid of a lot of unrelated stuff that shouldn’t have been in there to begin with. So now it is done and I should be able to … More Sorting It Out
Just a little sunshine can make a big difference…… We have an Arboretum not to far from where I live and it is a favorite place for me. I have missed walking in the mornings for much of the winter. Finally we have some sunshine and nice warm days to enjoy. I know it … More Ready for Spring
I have been reading a lot of books and articles on the business side of art and how to establish an art practice these last few weeks. I have learned a bit about both and most often they make comments about having a consistent time to work on your art in order to produce a cohesive body … More Art Practice and Life
Last year I promised myself I was going to paint more often and try to be more clear in my direction, but life gets in the way of our plans unless you live in solitude away from the everyday world. I did as much as I could with my eyes looking forward to the … More The Promises We Make
A bit of my studio I am so happy to be back working again after the snowstorm and all that came as a result of it. I have at least started a few things and I have lots of ideas. I need to clean and organize a little but somehow I seem to function better … More For The Love of Chaos