Nancy Shaver – The Inspiration in Challenge

10/21/18 Contemporary art tends to raise a lot of questions in my mind. Sometimes I’m not sure if it stretches my perceptions and understanding of art. With that being said I seem to keep coming back! I came across Nancy Shaver in a list of artists from a show Dime-Store Alchemy at the FLAG Art […]

16th Century Feminist – Artemisia Gentileschi

1/30/18 Women throughout history have often fought for their place in what’s historically been a male dominated world. Forms of abuse or suppression from full participation in life are apt motivators toward rebellion of all kinds. For Artemisia Gentileschi like many other women artists the story isn’t so different. Born in 1593 she was the […]

Food for the Soul?

3/24/17 Notes to Myself: Is comfort food, food for the soul? I’m not so sure it’s been good for mine or very comforting. At least not in the way I needed. And there’s been so much I’ve needed to comfort throughout the course of my life. Food seemed to be my friend and patient companion […]

Scraping Down

11/12/15 Notes to Myself: As I posted last week, I was experiencing a lot of frustration with this plein air painting. After bringing it home and walking away from it for awhile I decided to scrape it all down. What you see here now is the result of that experience. As I scraped off the […]

The “Mess” of Creating

11/5/15 Notes to Myself: I read a blog post this week that spoke to a “mess” being part of progress. Music to my ears! I needed to hear that as my creative process has become quite messy and unpredictable in many ways. Right now I am doing a lot of experimenting with my painting. Using […]

Crash Course in Painting!

10/15/15 Notes to Myself: One of the best pieces of “advice” I’ve gotten (more than once) with regard to painting is to KEEP PAINTING! In other words PRACTICE. I’m in the midst of an October challenge to paint one painting a day. I’ve done this before and know it trains my eye to see what’s […]

Entitled Moments

7/30/15 Notes to Myself:> Am I entitled to the endless journey of moments that comprise my life? Knotted and forlorn I’ve often felt tied to the dock but unaware of my tether. Seconds, minutes, hours scatter throughout my day and I barely notice. What happens when you cut the rope? Do I float free? Do […]