Collage as self-expression

Collage as self-expression

Week 4- Wall Art Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday!  I have a lot of work to update you on so please read below! Read More

Plates for Home Decor and Children’s Book Illustration

Plates for Home Decor and Children’...

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for 2018!  Read More

Staffordshire Cats

Staffordshire Cats

This past week has been very busy for me because I’ve been preparing for the holidays.  I’m slowly working on my second assignment for my class, which is to design plates using Staffordshire Pottery as the main inspiration.  Read More

Pasta and Pyrex: The Inside Scoop

Pasta and Pyrex: The Inside Scoop

I spent the last week working on my first assignment for “Make Art That Sells” Class A- a pattern for the bolt fabric industry. Read More

In Sickness and in Color

In Sickness and in Color

Hello my friends!  The past two weeks have been a roller-coaster for our little family of three.  My son became very ill rapidly and I had to take him to the emergency room at 1am two Thursdays ago.  Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust   Thank you to you, my readers.  I’m grateful for your support and readership. Happy Thanksgiving!  Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications…

Digital work, framing conundrums, and watercolor practice

Digital work, framing conundrums, and wa...

This past week was business-as-usual in both my day job and in the studio.  I spent a bit more time digitally editing my previous paintings in the blue theme and added a bit more to my abstract collection on Redbubble.  I also attended a craft show, “Crafty Bastards,” in DC this past weekend where I…

Weekly round-up Nov 1- Nov 7th

Weekly round-up Nov 1- Nov 7th

Running and Art This past week was busy with race preparation.  Sunday was the big day and it was an incredible experience!  I ran across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge along with thousands of others.  It was a cold, damp morning but the energy from the other runners kept me warm while I started my run. …

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

This year Halloween is extra special since I have a little one to celebrate it with!  We’ve been going to fall festivals, carving pumpkins, going on pumpkin walks, and all around enjoying the fall and the season as a new family of three.  It’s been a blast!  Meanwhile, I’ve been making a lot of Halloween…

Artwork October 23-29

Artwork October 23-29

I delved back into illustration this week for Halloween.  Behind the scenes I’m developing some digital patterns of the cats and pumpkins, which I’ll post a link to on Tuesday.  Autumn in Maryland is beautiful and we’ve been enjoying nice weather so we’ve been able to get out and play outdoors.  Last weekend we went…

Feeling Batty

Feeling Batty

I’ve finally passed the learning curve on Photoshop and I’ve recently learned how to do some really neat things, like make patterns from my art! Today I’m showing you what I’ve been up to in the background while I try to keep up with my studio work.   Read More

Artwork October 15-22

Artwork October 15-22

As my 10K race gets closer, I’m spending more time on the trails and less time in the studio. I have 2 weeks to go until the big day.  This morning was my longest run to date (since my 20’s), where I ran 7.4 miles along a beautiful trail that goes through some of the…

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