Chiller Theater

Warning-  if you have an aversion to horror films or are a very tidy artist, you may want to look away… Recently I bought a set of slightly used pastels from another artist. She had an entire set of Giraults (my favs) and she just was not using them since she is...

Crazy Quilt

“It is not our job to remain whole. We came to lose our leaves Like the trees, and be born again, Drawing up from the great roots.” ~ Robert Bly I found myself complaining recently that I was feeling quite scattered. Starting projects, stopping projects. Throwing...

On Guard!

Last Sunday I went to the Butler Museum of Art in Youngstown, Ohio. I almost got thrown out … Yup. I am a rebble-rouser… I was with two other artists and we were inspecting a painting up close – we had gone to see my piece in the Pastel Society of...

Inertia

Some years ago I heard the amazing portrait painter, Howard Sanden, talk about his work. He said the most difficult thing for an artist to overcome is inertia… At the time I thought that was a rather cute way to say “just do it.” But now that I am...