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
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
I admit I have a tendency to bounce from thing to thing. As I’m trying to grow my art business and my essential oil business, it can be especially challenging to say “no” to friends who assume that since I do not work in an office or “regular” retail setting, especially when what they are… Continue reading Squirrel!
I’m still working on this. And I’ve been frustrated with it. It occurred to me that I could tap into my frustration (not only with the painting, but with my personal appearance and with the state of things when it comes to aging women in the United States today). So, I went back and refined… Continue reading Self Portrait Update
I’m taking an on-line course that (if I do the work necessary) should result in finding additional venues from which to market my art. The first week was about setting some goals and figuring out how I view my art. I really do see it as an extra source of income to supplement my retirement… Continue reading Learning and Stretching
I had a great art instructor in high school. I was in one of her classes every year for all four years I attended West Springfield High School. She was an excellent instructor. Her name was Genevieve Roberts. There were two other art instructors there: Martha Foote and Nancy Powell. I took classes with them… Continue reading The Annual Self Portrait
gets in the way sometimes. I really have been meaning to get back in the studio this week but I’ve been procrastinating I think. I’ve got my next several kitty reference photos picked out and ready to go. I have started a self portrait painting by setting up a mirror, doing some preliminary sketching, stained… Continue reading And then life…