Get Messy Art Journal: Season of Contrast

Posted on May 25, 2017 in blog
Get Messy Art Journal: Season of Contrast

This past week finished up Season 14 in the Get Messy Art Journal Community*. Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground, and family. We are a group of like-minded art journalers who have come together in this art form to learn, share, practice our skills, and push […]

Weekly Recap: May 15-21, 2017

Posted on May 22, 2017 in blog

Monday, May 15, 2017 Busy day doing other things!! Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Still in my Season of Contrast journal. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Spray paint adventures. Thursday, May 18, 2017 How do we use what we are given? Some of my spray painting work. Friday, May 19, 2017 More spray paint over an ugly […]

Women I’m Learning From

Posted on May 18, 2017 in blog

I’ve been thinking about my influences lately. I started in 2013 with a simple plan to make space for learning and growing as an artist. Along the way I’ve been lucky enough to find some fellow creatives who I really enjoy. Either by admiring them from the distance of my computer screen or having the […]

Weekly Recap: May 8-14, 2017

Posted on May 15, 2017 in blog

Monday, May 8, 2017 #getmessyhangout on a Monday afternoon! The Best!! Tuesday, May 9, 2017 What I made during the hangout. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Working on the show. Thursday, May 11, 2017 I’ll probably have to buy stock in Golden before this project is finished. Friday, May 12, 2017 I had a dream last […]

Another Show Update

Posted on May 11, 2017 in blog
Another Show Update

As I’ve been thinking through how the pieces for my show will work together I decided that they were too big at 12×18″. Envisioning how to edit and present them as an interesting visual block has been a challenge. I decided to cut them down to 10×10″ gallery-wrapped canvases. There’s a fun video on Insta […]

Weekly Recap: May 1-7, 2017

Posted on May 8, 2017 in blog

Monday, May 1, 2017 Still trying to figure out how to deconstruct and break things down. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Homemade cave painting with my fellow Get Messian Divyam.   Wednesday, May 3, 2017 More cave painting.   Thursday, May 4, 2017 Still more cave painting. Friday, May 5, 2017 More cave painting. OH YEAH! […]

Being a Mom while Being an Artist

Posted on May 4, 2017 in blog
Being a Mom while Being an Artist

This is the last in a series of topics that came from my discussions with The Council of Arty Cleverness. This one was Sharyn’s idea. First of all, I just want to say up front that having to write this article at all offends me. Men are never called on to write articles about being […]

Weekly Recap: April 24-30, 2017

Posted on May 1, 2017 in blog

Monday, April 24, 2017 Finishing up a memory piece for a friend. Read about it here. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Working in my season of contrast journal and thinking about paper today. Wednesday-Friday, April 26-28, 2017 I got to go to an excellent Women’s Leadership Conference in Knoxville, TN these days so no studio time. […]

My Upcoming Show: Conversational Sexism

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in blog
My Upcoming Show: Conversational Sexism

When I started talking with the gallery manager at Lowe Mill last fall about my show, I originally thought I’d do more canvas works in my Modern Icon series since that’s what I had submitted in my proposal originally. But then I asked a question on Facebook on January 5th. I was chasing a tangent […]

Weekly Recap: April 17-23, 2017

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in blog

Monday, April 17, 2017 Starting a couple of new commissions. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Green and blue. My favorites! And messy hands! More of my favorites! Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Everything in my yard is greening and this piece fits right in. Thursday, April 20, 2017 During this season of contrasts, I’m thinking about what […]

How Do I Decide My Work is Finished?

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in blog
How Do I Decide My Work is Finished?

Over the next few Thursdays I’ll be talking about topics that came out of a discussion I had with The Council of Arty Cleverness. They suggested some blog topics and so I’m running with them. This one was Sharyn’s idea. When I started Make Something Every Day, I tried so many different kinds of projects. […]

Weekly Recap: April 10-16, 2017

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in blog

Monday, April 10, 2017 Working in a faith journal that will end up in Europe somewhere. I love these projects. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Did some chores. Worked on some house projects. Rest day from art. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 I was working on another project and decided to blot my used stencil on this […]

Emotional Weight

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in blog
Emotional Weight

Last week I started the #100dayproject on Instagram to spur me into working on the pieces for my show. (You can see my work at #100DaysOfArtShowPrep.) It was a big success! I manged to make good headway on two pieces, bringing my total up to seven finished or partially finished pieces out of eighteen. I […]

Weekly Recap: April 3-9, 2017

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in blog

Monday, April 3, 2017 My first page for Season of Contrast for Get Messy! Check out the Season of Contrast Hashtag on Instagram. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 I am beginning the #100dayproject on Instagram today with #100DaysOfArtShowPrep. I’m hoping that it will get me going on my work for my show. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 […]

When What You Planned isn’t Working

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in blog
When What You Planned isn’t Working

Over the next few Thursdays I’ll be talking about topics that came out of a discussion I had with The Council of Arty Cleverness. They suggested some blog topics and so I’m running with them. This one was Sharyn’s idea. I’ve heard writers say that they have to relearn how to write with every book. […]

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