Last year, my husband Greg and I had our first experience with Outstanding in the Field. I wrote all about it here. As you can see from that post, we absolutely loved it and decided to go again this year. The mission of OITF is to connect diners with the origins of their food and…

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I was completely surprised and honored last year when Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio asked me to be a contributing teacher in her online art journaling workshop 21 Secrets. I was equally surprised and honored when she asked if she could interview me for her blog series 21 Secrets Conversations. It was such a…

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I get asked all the time about the women I paint. Who are these women? Are they self-portraits? The answers are: I don’t know exactly who these women are and no they are never meant to be self-portraits. I am just compelled to paint women for some reason, women who are dramatic and emotional and…

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Today I thought I’d share with you my very favorite way to make family photo books. I have a very good camera and I love to take photos but the truth is, I don’t always want to carry that huge camera around so I end up catching most of our family moments with my phone.…

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