We have two cats. Both of them are black. One is tiny, skittish, short-haired and exclusively an indoor kitty. She, in fact, shows almost no interest in the great outdoors other than an occasional visit to the screened porch when the weather is nice. She is allergic to chicken and is a challenge to feed… Continue reading My Cat is Grounded
For some reason I cannot fully explain, I love the look of a black frame on contemporary work. My second favorite is gold. I especially look for a gold frame if it is a contemporary piece with a very traditional feel (like a still life or a portrait with traditional lighting). Because I’m an artist… Continue reading Home Displays of Art
Not only am I teaching classes coming up soon (Felted Faces Saturday after next and Drawing 102 starting in March), I’m also taking classes. Last Friday I started a Chair Yoga class and today I attended a regular floor yoga class. I am amazed at how flexible I am in some ways and how flexible… Continue reading Classes!
I had a visitor to the studio yesterday for the Second Saturday Open House as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail. Turns out Jenny and I had met at the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society and she has been following me on Facebook. She is also in the yoga class that I started taking this past… Continue reading A Studio Visitor
When My husband gets an idea in his head, it can be very hard to dislodge it. This morning he had the opportunity to look at the Indigo Bunting painting on line and immediately called me over to say in his usually blunt way, “Why would you do this? It looks like crap!” Well, he… Continue reading Bunting the Bunting
My husband and I are slowly repainting the house. It’s been a long time since the walls here have seen a fresh coat of paint and we are tackling the project one room at a time. This week we completed the office. It is now a pale yellow (I compare it to yellow cake batter…… Continue reading In Between Things…
I’ll be demonstrating how I take my bird photos and then doctor them up using Photoshop all day this coming Saturday as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday Program. Professional artists who work from photos use photos they have taken themselves. Sometimes those photos need a little help with cropping, fixing camera… Continue reading Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos