What is possible in art becomes thinkable in life. —Brian Eno
The weather has been so so so cold here. Hello nasty Spring!
Did Jesus laugh? While scripture doesn’t specifically point out a verse that shows Jesus laughing, I believe that he did. He was human. All of us laugh at times. What’s more, anyone that’s been around the block a few times knows that God must have a sense of humor. He married night owls to morning […]
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 so thrilled to see my art up at Glas Coffee in Sheboygan.
In creating one of my latest paintings, “Sisters in Hope,” I wrote this description: “Cherish the women who are there for you! I created this painting in honor of all my sister friends, the ones who pray for me and who want the best for me. These are women who have earned the right to […]
What does it mean to live boldly? To me it means moving on with grace from disappointment, forgiving those who hurt you, and recognizing the blessings in every day.
I’ve got bunnies on my mind! I think I’m getting into the Easter spirit. These bunnies have been on my mind for awhile, so I finally decided to paint them.
I love doing craft shows in part because it gets me up close and personal with people. They tell me what they’re looking for in their art, and I pay attention. I like to create things that people enjoy. That’s especially true with the verses I use on my art.
I’ve always enjoyed painting birds, but in the last few years I’ve really taken notice of them in my yard.
My little pup usually sits right by my side when I’m painting, so it’s no wonder she has managed to find her way into my art recently.
Did another craft show this weekend. Usually, talking to people isn’t my thing but I’ve enjoyed learning about the types of art people like. The colors, the style, the message… they all have meaning to someone who wants to take home a piece of art to hang on their wall. I think the small details […]
I get asked a lot about my process when it comes to creating art. I think we all like tips on being creative and it’s interesting to see how different artists do things. One question I was asked recently was whether I carry a sketchbook around. I carry a journal always and actually have them all […]
Yesterday Carol Moye hosted me on her blog to talk about my new poetry book, and today she made this beautiful video that has my artwork set to music. I love it.
It’s funny how often some of the poetry from my very first book enters my artwork. I think that’s because I had a picture in my mind when I wrote it but I hadn’t put the image onto canvas yet.
It’s funny how the papers you put down on a canvas can influence you when you paint it. For this one, I really liked the music papers to “I Love How You Love Me.” I also had some heart scrapbook paper, and a page from a Robert Browning poem.