artist life

Working Vacation

It feels like I rarely get to get away. Working a full time job side by side with my art career leaves me with very little time for much else. This year has seemed especially tough; every year seems to be harder than the last as I grow professionally in both my career and day job. Working hard is something I'm very much accustomed to, however, when I'm not careful to keep things in balance my

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Running Before Crawling

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 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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