Thursday, July 11, 2013


I am really happy about what has been going on in (and out of) the studio lately.  I had a great studio visit yesterday with the director of HallSpace where my solo exhibition will be this December and have two more visits lined up for next week. I'm not sure I am ready to share photos of finished works yet, so here is a quick shot of the studio to give you SOME visual proof of productivity.

Up, up and away,


Monday, July 1, 2013

Feeling Inspired

I had a great conversation with a good friend the other day. It wasn't necessarily an easy one, but I left it feeling optimistic and inspired and set on being the best person I can be. I wrote down four pages of notes to remind myself to hold on to those feelings. Below are some excerpts that, days later, resonate the most: 

Don't get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. (The acronym H.A.L.T is used by individuals trying to cope with substance abuse, but I think we all can learn a little something from it.)

Call people.

Write more, read more, think more, paint more.

Be more giving of your talents.

Keep some happiness to yourself, but share some too.

Practice patience and loving kindness.

Don't stagnate. 

Stop making excuses.

Be honest.

I told myself I'd have a brush in hand by 12:30 today and that hour is fast approaching. 

Hugs and kisses,


*I can't believe I actually got to experience this in person.