This memory popped up in my social media feed and I had to share because it absolutely cracks me up. I’m not sure what we were working on, but this sounds typical! #7cansofspraypaint You guys, spray paint is so awesome for transforming beat up furniture, picture frames, ordinary old objects that you want to make […]
Here’s a confession: I’ve been going through a season of struggle.
I try to count my blessings, even during challenging times. This is NOT. EASY. When life gets you down it can feel like that’s all there is out there, as if the world is dark and the light is nowhere to be found.
I get asked all the time about what inspires me to create, and it is a difficult question to answer because everything inspires me! Today, I want to share one of my favorite Saturday activities: going to the farmer’s market. There are so many ways to get creative inspiration at the farmer’s market. There […]
One of the most common things people ask me is: How do you create the faces you paint?
You guys, it’s been quite a week.
Hey guys, it’s been a faith-filled couple of weeks. I’ve been reminded of God’s love. I have had many personal challenges lately and have turned to him again and again. The challenges have reminded me of how short life is and how important each moment is in our lives. Saw this at Urban Artique, how […]
I notice I’ve been painting a lot of girls with pink hair these days.
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Two weeks ago we did a fair where it was cold (cold cold cold!) and raining, and this past weekend it was just the opposite. Ah… craft fair life…. you really never know what you’re going to get.
Rain is really a force, isn’t it? It can ruin a baseball game. It can make the flowers grow. It can make you feel like a kid again. It can cause you to wish you never went outside that day.
I work on all different sizes of canvases, but I enjoy working big. There is a different kind of freedom that comes from having that large space to fill up. It’s like your whole body gets involved in painting, rather than when you’re working small and need to keep things more contained. I got this […]
It’s May and I still haven’t talked about my word of the year, which is “peace.”
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and good news!, you can find lots of great stuff here on my site. I am always so very grateful when someone buys my art or books, and many of you tell me who you are giving these items to and why… and that makes my job even […]
Took a little weekend trip recently to visit family, and had… sigh… the best time. Soul-filling. As time spent with family should be.
I was asked to be a judge in this year’s George Putz Memorial Writing Contest with the Shawano school district.
A few minutes ago I sent a couple texts to my siblings wishing them a Happy National Siblings Day. Funny, that. I never thought I would have any.
There are things I don’t love about being a full-time artist. Of course, I don’t really talk about them because HELLO being a full-time artist is so cool I can’t believe I’m actually doing it.
I’m just no fan of flat paintings. As I’ve experimented with mixed media more and more, I like the depth that layers and layers provide.
The older I get, the more I realize how very different our individual paths in life are. You can be born with the same parents, raised in the same household, and yet your life will be wildly different than that of your siblings.