I burned a book this weekend. I was halfway through and had been struggling with it the entire time. It was a book by a religious person about finding family and building love. The premise of the book
Germans don’t smile at strangers. Americans smile at everyone. You can be the only two people passing on a path, make eye contact for a full second, and a German will still move on without smiling a hello.
It was a new day in Paris and the Louvre called to me. So did the chocolate croissants. After breakfast, we travelled to the 1st Arrondissement. We walked through majestic arches of the Louvre fortress, part of what
This past Sunday I took part in a Spring art show. I barely sold a thing. But I had a wonderful time doing it. About 10 women artists got together and we sold our wares for most of the day.
I sent my son to school today with pigtails. I took a deep breath as he scrambled out of the car in the morning dropoff rush, yelled out I love you, and tried not to run after him and hover
Framing. Have you ever noticed the frames that you see on artwork? Have you noticed that some are plain and simple, a single solid color, and some are elaborate or gilded or even larger than the painting itself? I’ve been
Walls. I can’t seem to escape hearing about walls lately. I know you’re probably thinking, “Great, she’s going to write about border walls!” No, I promise- I won’t talk about the Great Wall of China. But walls are on the news,
What do I do when I’m feeling uninspired? Overwhelmed? Under pressure? I take a break and decide to create something UGLY. It is a conscious decision to make something unpleasant. I draw or paint something I won’t like, won’t use,
Intent versus action. This is a tough one when it comes to facing our own biases and deciding to act on our ideas. The election debates this year brought some subject matter out of the shadows related to this complicated
Recently, I sold out of balancing wine holders on my Etsy site. These are great gifts and, since it’s almost Christmas/holiday time, I wanted to quickly restock them. That involves a lot of woodworking. Now normally, my husband helps me