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A Room of Your Own

I’ve written a fair bit about my funny fancy parlors. Are they real? Are they figments of my imagination? A combination? All of the above. I would like to jump into a room filled with leopard lounge chairs and a pink velvet settee. Art clustered on the wall, vintage charts mixed with contemporary treasures and […]

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Nautical Parlour

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Emerson I love this quote, this sentiment and this reminder to be present and appreciate life’s lovely moments as well as it’s ebb and flow. Especially this week. Thanksgiving week, a week by definition, a time to be even more […]

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Oil v. Acrylic Part II

Hello from Atlanta, GA! I’m in the swing of trade show season but wanted to follow up on my painting experiment. First and most satisfying result: I finished the 30 paintings! No small feat when life happens, days turn into a few days into a weekend into…oh shoot, it’s Christmas! But I stuck with it, […]

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Paint Brushes

Let’s talk tools of the trade. I’m looking at my supplies more closely recently–oils v. acrylics, canvas v. masonite board or panels, “everyday” brushes v. investment brushes, spray varnish v. gloss medium…and on. I changed up my brushes a few months ago. The whole truth is that my aunt in Victoria was taking a painting […]

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Oil v. Acrylic

Somewhere between now and March 3rd (which is when Madame Blog here tells me I last posted) I have been slowly, quietly, nervously experimenting with a new medium: oil paints. I decided to conduct a 30 day challenge for myself: 30 paintings in 30ish days. I didn’t quite make it, I think I got to […]

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Pretty in Pink

This post if proof that role of artist-business-blogger-marketer-shipper-packer-traveler-sales is one role too many. If I had remembered and was organized enough, I would have posted this BEFORE the Pretty in Pink Art Reception…not a day and a half AFTER. Ooops. (Event on Friday night was lovely, it was pink, there was cake, wine, lots of […]

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Sailing into the New Year

Wait! It’s January and business as usual already! That peaceful dreamy holiday respite is long gone and it is work mode. (Ok, I have amnesia, holidays are rarely peaceful and dreamy.) Show season has officially started and I’m Atlanta bound to exhibit Carpe Diem Papers at Atlanta AmericasMart. This is the time of year I’m […]

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Happy New Year! xo

Hello, 2019! xo I really love the first day of the new year. So brand new, fresh as clean sheets on a newly made bed. Usually I take time to write goals, lists, reflect on the good, the bad, the ugly, how to improve, how to audit and adjust the course of life or business […]

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Asking for Help: Part 1 Our Pack

Hey, guess what took me 40+ years to learn? It’s ok to ask for help. Help comes in all varieties, the serious kind, life transitions, relationships, family, career and health. Those are the biggins and somehow it seems easier or more acceptable to reach out during those times. For me, it’s the not so dire […]

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Bateau Parisien

It is October and I’m painting Christmas. It is Oregon and I am painting France. To be more specific, it is Ashland and I am painting Paris. I’m here and there, living in a quaint small town, dreaming of the beauty and bustle of the city of lights but honestly, very grateful to be right […]

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