Showing posts from July, 2014

Primitive Portraits 2 online workshop & GIVEAWAY!!

I'm so excited to announce Primitive Portraits 2. This is a follow-up to my first Primitive Portraits class. The 1st Primitive Portraits would be a pre-requisite for this class.  There are 6 full projects which includes learning to add texture with muslin fabric and wax. We will do doing less. We will work quickly and intuitively. I will demo how to distress the facial features to create an amazing "un-done" appeal. And I'm so so thrilled to announce that Christina Romeo is our guest artist!! Her work is so emotional and soulful. I can't wait to share her process with you. Seeing her work back in 2007 inspired me to start trying my hand at painting faces. Christina has been my biggest inspiration these last 7 years and I'm am so thankful and blessed that I happened upon her work through etsy. Seeing her work and watching her evolve has truly changed my life.

Class starts August 18th early bird registration - through August 11th: $59 Regular registrati…

New Prints In Shop!

I have some new prints available in the shop.
New 8x10 prints Check Them Out!

New 11x14 prints in the shop!! Check Them Out!

New Work

I have new originals available in the shop. I am finally back to work after moving my studio and hurting my toe in the process. Working makes me feel normal again. I tend to become neurotic and stressed if I don't paint.....
my soul home
on a hilltop


Gracie, you came into our lives to inspire us.
You learned to sit.
You learned to walk on a leash.
You brought us joy.

Even though you were timid and a tad anxious,
you gave love.
You adjusted quickly and soon claimed the "toy box" as your bed.
God showed me resilience through a small soul whose heart is not.
You truly lived up to your name.

May your new home be filled with love. And may you teach others as you have subtly taught me that love is not just expands more and more. You are true Grace, my sweet girl.

She is Grace among the chaos.

Gracie girl, I hope you have a wonderful life with your new forever home. You'll always be right my heart

40th birthday trip

I turned 40 on July 10th. To celebrate, Tim and I visited San Francisco. We stayed in Sausalito across the bay. We had so much fun. Here are some of the things we did....


Muir Woods

 We saw 2 different Northern spotted owls

Mary Blair Exhibit

Walt Disney family museum

 large story board of steamboat Willie
 The bench where Walt conceived the idea for DisneyLand
 child in every grownup - made me cry
 Mary Blair workspace
 Marc Davis  Marc Davis concept art for Haunted Mansion

Wine Country
 barrel room - Sebastiani

vacation from Facebook

I am reading a book called Ready Player One. It is for readers in the late 30's and above who remember all the geeky movies from the 80's and who remembers a real, live arcade. The book is all about a high school boy who is chasing after an "easter egg" in a virtual world. All his time is spent with other people inside this world and he is home ordering food online and hasn't left his apartment for 6 months in a race against others to find the egg. I so need this book….for two reasons really….for absolute fun entertainment and to realize that this thing we call Facebook is playing too big of a roll in my own world. I'm beginning to wonder --- if it isn't on Facebook ….did it really happen. The folks who I saw in Muir woods last Friday seemed to be interested in "look at me" shots and being able to post something later on Facebook than seeing the owl right there in front of them. I was right there with them I guess because I immediately took my c…