HEART: Adorabull

This month is already nearing the end, but it was at the start of the month in which Adorabull was painted. This cute calf is a real-life resident of Aimee's Farm Animal Sanctuary. I hadn't originally planned for Aimee's sanctuary to be my pick for July, however, when I saw her post about Adorabull I didn't think twice.

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Giclee Goals and Limited Editions

Recently, my journey has taken another turn in which I've decided to make some changes to how I sell my work online. Until now, I've sold prints using a print-on-demand production model. A costumer places and order, I personally make a print, and then I ship it to them. It sounds simple enough, and at the start it worked out nicely.

However, I've come to learn that when produced that way, my work does not have any value. I truly wish I…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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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 already bought one for myself a month…

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