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Sold!

I’ve barely had time to think, much less type the last few days. Friday afternoon I got some great news twice! First, I got the news that all my medical labs looked awesome. Just a check up for prescription refills, but everything looked great. Then I got the voicemail saying this painting has sold! I…

Nocturne Challenge

I never thought painting night scenes would be so fun! The challenge on my favorite Facebook group this month, and for January in my pastel society group is nocturnes. I didn’t really have any phot\no references, so I began to keep my eye out for something interesting. One morning low fog was blanketing my town.…

Try, Try Again!

I think that saying may be on the list of possible titles for this piece! I had to brush off and redo this piece so many times… But in the end I’m mostly happy with it. I took process photos, and I’ll just leave them, in chronological order, below. You will notice that I initially…

A Childhood Myth

Is there something you thought you could not do when you were a child that you eventually learned to do and enjoy as an adult? I’d love to hear about it. Lately I’ve been concentrating on finding things for which I am thankful in each day or situation. It isn’t just because Thanksgiving is coming…

Pet Portraits in Pastel

One of my great joys has been to discover that pet portraits and animals are a subject I’m generally successful at painting. These make awesome gifts, especially if you or a loved one has recently lost a precious pet. Here are a few that I’ve done. I’d love to have a chance to talk with…

invitation to recital and art show

Upcoming Event!

I’ve been working a little along getting ready for this fun event. At first, what I really wanted was an Open Studio. But none of my circle actually lives near me. So I decided to combine the Fall Recital of my music students with a personal art show. My church has granted permission to host…

WDS Inspiration #1

It’s been an exciting week, here. Although I was experiencing a bit of a low concerning my art, the Central Texas Flood of 2018 distracted me a bit from all that. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have only suffered minor inconveniences. Compared to the damages some will be dealing with for months, I…

Pumpkins in the a flood

We’ll, we’ve had an exciting and disastrous time in our area today, with no let up in sight, unfortunately. The Flood of 2018 will definitely go down in history. Fortunately, I am high and dry, and likely to stay that way. But there’s no traveling unless necessary–school was cancelled early today. What does an artist…

Art Journaling

Making an art journal for the sake of journaling has never really interested me. I know that many people benefit from the practice, whether it’s for mental health or just capturing the essence of a place while traveling. It’s just not really something that I feel motivated to do. During the workshop I recently attended,…