My Day of Distractions: the Good and the Bad!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016
My Day of Distractions: the Good and the Bad!

Distractions. I have come to embrace the part of me that is easily distracted! I guess at my age, I have no choice as by now I don’t think I will be changing anytime soon. But just where does an artist draw the line between good and bad distractions? Between procrastination and possible inspiration? The sound […]

On Inspiration and Winter Coming…

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016
On Inspiration and Winter Coming…

Winter is coming; okay, okay, winter is finally here! We have enjoyed a very mild run of weather in Connecticut which has allowed me to do much more walking/photographing/reference-gathering than I normally would. Today is the first working day of 2016 so it is a fitting day to start my blog yet again! This time […]

Egg Tempera on Mounted Vellum Work-in-Progress

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014
Egg Tempera on Mounted Vellum Work-in-Progress

  I know that I like to watch work-in-progress posts so I will try to  blog more often about my works-in-progress. Here is my latest experiment. I have wanted to try stretching and mounting vellum for a while. I am not sure that I would use them for my normal watercolor on vellum work all […]

Long Overdue Works-In-Progress Post!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013
Long Overdue Works-In-Progress Post!

I will just pretend that today is Works-In-Progress Tuesday! I will blame it on the craziness of the Holiday Season. Anyway – I am continuing to work on 4 Mische technique paintings while planning the drawings for a few more. I was busy painting some feathers and eggs for the ‘All Paintings Great & Small’ […]

Inspiration, Ideas & Kindred Spirits

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013
Inspiration, Ideas & Kindred Spirits

Inspiration, ideas and kindred spirits are what I found attending the annual conference of the American Society of Botanical Artists in late September! It is always a whirlwind 3 days of learning new things, trying new techniques, greeting old friends, and meeting new ones. There are idea exchanges and impromptu brainstorming sessions. As artists, we […]

A Pictorial Love Letter to Yellowstone Park

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013
A Pictorial Love Letter to Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park never disappoints–you just need to go in every day with no expectations of what you will experience and each encounter will be magical! I was on blog hiatus for the past two weeks; I know I just started my weekly Tuesday posts, but I hope I get a pass—I was in Yellowstone […]

Works-in-Progress Tuesday

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013
Works-in-Progress Tuesday

Are you the type of artist who has multiple works-in-progress going on at the same time? Well, don’t despair, you aren’t alone, at least you have me for company. I am perpetually guilty of having many works-in-progress sitting in my studio at the same time. I used to fight and fight and fight this aspect […]

Information Junkie Finds a Perfect App – Pulse

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013
Information Junkie Finds a Perfect App – Pulse

I am a voracious information junkie – I love to read just about anything – from archeology pieces to zoology stories. In my new schedule I am trying to limit my reading to mornings with my coffee. To keep my finger on the ‘Pulse’ of what is happening if you will. I come from a […]

Painting through My Year of ‘Living Dangerously’

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013
Painting through My Year of ‘Living Dangerously’

I have now painted through more than half of  my ‘Year of Living Dangerously’, painting mostly without knowing that I was ‘living dangerously’. The previous year was my ‘Year of Sorrow & Stress’ as I watched my mother fade away in both body & spirit. She passed away in January, leaving a very contradictory hole […]

Sketch-a-Day August Challenge

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013
Sketch-a-Day August Challenge

To sketch or not to sketch. I am re-inventing my art career or at least ramping it up – part of the master plan is to start blogging weekly and to stick with it. I have a master plan of blog posts and hope to write most in advance of post date. While coming up […]