Summer Reblog Series: Materials Used

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Blog
Summer Reblog Series: Materials Used

As June gets revved up and my show looms closer and closer, I decided to showcase some previous things I’ve written in order to allow me some time to get work done. I’ll be taking the month of July off from posting all together to really get focused in finishing up the show. Wow! It’s […]

Summer Reblog Series: The Gap

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog
Summer Reblog Series: The Gap

As June gets revved up and my show looms closer and closer, I decided to showcase some previous things I’ve written in order to allow me some time to get work done. I’ll be taking the month of July off from posting all together to really get focused in finishing up the show. Digging around […]

Summer Reblog Series: Make Something Every Day

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog
Summer Reblog Series: Make Something Every Day

As June gets revved up and my show looms closer and closer, I decided to showcase some previous things I’ve written in order to allow me some time to get work done. I’ll be taking the month of July off from posting all together to really get focused in finishing up the show. I met […]

Summer Reblog Series: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Calling Myself an Artist

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog
Summer Reblog Series: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Calling Myself an Artist

As June gets revved up and my show looms closer and closer, I decided to showcase some previous things I’ve written in order to allow me some time to get work done. I’ll be taking the month of July off from posting all together to really get focused in finishing up the show. This first […]

Weekly Recap: May 22-28, 2017

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Blog

Monday, May 22, 2017 I am loving my spray paint phase! I love the texture and dimension I get from spray paint. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 I peeled some things off of the page and added back some place ink. I did some scratching where the spray paint was on slick surfaces. It’s more distressed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Magic Eye

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Blog
Magic Eye

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 Hannah’s idea. I have this giant painting hanging in my living room. It’s four feet tall by […]

A List of Things to Do When Your Muse is on Vacation

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Blog
A List of Things to Do When Your Muse is on Vacation

I’m a firm believer in showing up and doing the work even when the Muse is on vacay but I also get that there are days when you just aren’t feelin’ it. Here’s my list of things I like to do (and a few new ones that I just thought up!!) when I’ve lost that […]

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