"Seedling" 18x14, oil on canvas To say that the pandemic lockdown has been hard on me would be laughable. I know that a lot of my art community made jokes about being easily able to isolate, only to find out later that they went out more than they had supposed pre-pandemic. They didn't think about… Continue reading Emerging
I recently wrote an update to some friends, and I realized I hadn't written here in a while. Again. I'd like to say I'm surprised, but I'm really not. Life took it upon itself to really kick the crap out of me this year so far, and to say I'm doing well would be an… Continue reading Heartbreak
I suppose that adventure is all in how you look at it. I was describing my saturday to a friend, and she said that I always have such adventures to share. That I should write them out. You know, I used to, but the only thing that made them an adventure was by highlighting the… Continue reading Every Day Is An Adventure
So, last year, I wrapped up. I didn't do much, but I dipped into alla prima painting and figured out I didn't totally stink at it. But where to start for 2021? What about outside of the studio? Oh, who am I kidding, I live in here. Everything is in the studio, even when it's… Continue reading And Forward
"Runner Up" 8x10, acrylic on wood panel (Sold) I know, it's been simply ages since I have written... well, published anything. I have written, several times. I simply never hit that publish button. I'm determined to do it today. I'm determined to go forward into 2021 with a renewed sense of, well, something. Anything, really.… Continue reading The Longest Shortest Year
I think the first order of slightly more positive business should be closing out what paintings I completed last year. So, without further ado, this is what I created after my last post in October 2019: Northern Lights 14x18" acrylic (sold) "Northern Lights" was 2019's annual holiday painting (it's what I turn into holiday cards… Continue reading A Little 2019 Paint
I've been here a few times. I've started posts, and somehow abandoned them, overwhelmed or maybe even just uninterested. I admit, I didn't read any. I simply withdrew. Things got bad, but of course I cannot elaborate except to say if you are a parent, what is the worst thing you can imagine for your… Continue reading Liminal
I really don't know what my problem is. I love Autumn. We even have a late Autumn going on here, and most of the leaves are still blazing away in all their glory, attached to the trees... which is really bizarre, because by the end of October the trees are pretty much skeletons in Vermont.… Continue reading Isn’t Halloween Over Yet?
One of the issues with not writing as frequently as I used to on my previous blogs is that I forget what I've let you all in on... or not. For example, I don't think I have confessed to my pumpkin spice... problem. It's really a newer issue, as most people were well aware of… Continue reading Pumpkin
I really thought this whole Empty-Nester thing was going to be so easy. I mean, what is there to figure out? It turns out that the answer is... JUST about everything. Drama sorted itself out by the end of last week, and more relaxed days returned. That meant I could go back to trying to… Continue reading Because I SAID so!