Running Before Crawling

This may seem a little odd for a fine artist to admit, but the truth is I don't know how to doodle. I can paint delicate paintings and create elaborate drawings, but the talent of a simple doodle eludes me! The problem stems mostly from my lack of free time and my tendency to jump from project to project without much down time. On the surface, it doesn't seem like a big deal. However, I believe doodling is a fundamental skill for any artist to have. It helps cultivate creativity and acts as an avenue of practice. It has only...Read More
Spring Bunny

Art, Auctions, and Art Auctions!

On social media this past Sunday I made the big announcement that I would be donating my recent artwork to the charity organization, Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary. I was so honored when they approached me asking for a donation to use in their upcoming online auction. I mega-believe in their mission of giving abandoned and at risk senior pets a chance to live out their sunset year with love and a warm home. This will be the second time I've used my artwork to support Cherished Tails and I'm sure it wont be the last! I definitely have a soft...Read More

Art Show, Art Fair, and News!

Has it really been since January that I last wrote? Yikes! So much has happened since then - the biggest being the Reel Tucson Lucky Art Show and the Tucson Museum's of Art's Spring Art Market & Flower Festival. I spent about a month preparing for both events - making art and getting supplies. Only now has the dust settled and I am finally able to get back to the day-to-day - including (hopefully) more consistent blog posts! In the meantime, here's some highlights on both events, site updates, and future plans! Reel Tucson - Lucky March 14th saw my...Read More

Drawing with Heat! My 1st try at pyrography.

Last summer while on vacation in Wisconsin, my dear friend took me to a local artist shop. It was there that I found a rolling pin with the cutest design of chick-a-dee birds burned into the wood. I took it home as a souvenir and a source of inspiration! Until then, wood burning had never occurred to me as a thing to do, but the rolling pin look so cool I had to give it a try myself. Funny enough, I ended up with two pyrography kits! One was gifted to me by my mother who didn't know I had...Read More
Grape leaves in snow

Happy New Year!

Just a quick blog post to wish everyone a wonderful new year! Today has been amazing in every way, and the perfect way to start off the year refreshed and renewed! Very refreshing was the snow covered yard I woke up to! It doesn't snow often here in the southwest, so it was a real treat to make a mini snowman outside and warm up to a roaring fire inside! It was the first time my puppers got to experience snow too! One liked it way less than the other, lol. [caption width="2008"]Matilda checking out the snow![/caption] Even though it...Read More