House of Havoc

I have a companion in my studio… I grew up with dogs, but when my kids were little, my yard was being taken over by moles, voles and chipmunks. The decision was made to get a cat to scare off all of the critters. At the Human Society they asked me what I was...

Failing Forward

I read once that the act of walking is constant falling. We take a step. Catch ourselves. And step again. I don’t normally listen to podcasts, but lately I have been listening to artists giving interviews with Eric Rhodes. (I am trying to be all educated...

Demo

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a portrait demo for the INSPIRE Lecture series sponsored by MCF Architecture, as way to bring speakers in all walks of artistic life to an interested audience. Since I only had the lunch hour, I decided to start with a drawing that I...

Dino Nuggets and Smiley Fries

Oh, fine American Cuisine… My daughter is home from Antigua for a few weeks. I have not seen her for over a year, so I am a happy mom as you can imagine. All three of my cygnets under my wing for a short time. So my kids and I made lists of all the things we...

Angst

Ah, boys… This past weekend a painting of my son was included in the Opening of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) exhibition in the Master Division. The show is currently hanging in Chicago at the Zhou B Art Center. Wish I could have gone...