It’s been another long while since I took the time to create a studio journal entry. Mostly because I spend most of my days at my easel painting away in my lovely oils or soft pastels. It’s a lot like musical chairs with how often the easel’s occupant changes. And I like it like
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It's funny how things turn out. Traveling has always been one of my loves - the desire to see new places and experience the world has always been strong with me. It started in grade school when we were able to choose a state or country to do a project on. I would always choose,
Just days ago, my hubby and I were on a cruise where I met so many lovely art collectors who happen to share my affinity for the adorable piggy. Yes, actual pigs. I LOVE THEM!!! One of my paintings, which was being auctioned off, had 3 little piglets at the bottom and everyone seemed to
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Hi there! I wanted to share a little behind the scenes on my recent project. I’m giving you allll the details that lead to the finished product above. That’s right: the good, the bad, and the absolutely drop dead you-can’t-miss-this gorgeous! It started with a phone call… “We’re looking for a company to create the
Blooms!! I have no doubt you’ve heard me talk about my love of flowers and how much I miss them here in Vegas. While roses are fairly prevalent, favorites like dahlias, peonies, ranunculus are pretty much non existent. Sigh. So I went against my better judgement and decided to purchase a few bulbs - peonies
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I've been an artist a long time now. It's been years since I first learned to oil paint on a Pasadena hill top in Peter Liashkov's class at Art Center. Let me tell you, those first few paintings were really terrible. They were from a live model and I really had no idea what I
As artists, one of the most difficult things we have to do is price our work, or work with a client to negotiate the fee that we want. It’s tricky and it can be frustrating, but you can 100% set yourself up for success and I’m going to show you how. Click to watch