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