The Sky Was All Purple

The loss of music icon Prince has been shocking and upsetting to music lovers everywhere. I’m no exception. It’s that “you don’t know whatcha got ’til it’s gone” feeling. Prince has always been there and it seemed as if he always would be. The loss is monumental and I can’t do it justice, but something…

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On The Easel

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On The Easel

I have been very busy in the studio. I work every single day even if I only have a short amount of time. My goal is to constantly improve, to make work that is meaningful and to stay true to the inspiration that I feel in my heart and my head. I have found that…

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Surviving Winter

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.…

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True Calling

“That’s f@#&ing amazing!” Those are the words my husband said to me when I told him about an email I had received. But I should back up and start this story from the beginning. A new Minneapolis friend of mine (whom I had only met briefly) graciously went out of her way to invite me…

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On The Easel

I started the year off with a renewed intention to work on my art every single day. Things have been in full swing and an exciting new opportunity has come my way which I will share as soon as I know more details. Until then, I wanted to post several new pieces at which I…

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Winter Renewal

Living in Minnesota has given me such a wonderful new appreciation for Mother Nature. When you’re a visual person and you are surrounded by ever-changing scenery, there is no shortage of inspiration. I wrote about summer’s illumination here and I documented the awakenings of Fall here. Today I want to talk about Winter. There is…

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Like My Mom

“Those paintings remind me of Mom.” We were sitting in my living room and my brother was looking at three of my paintings that were hanging on the wall. It was so touching to hear him say that because in that very moment I had a huge epiphany. “Yeah they do look like Mom.” I…

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Embracing Change

Sometimes things happen in life and you wonder about the reasons. You look for the lesson. Change. It happens to everyone. Sometimes you are looking for change and sometimes change forces itself upon you and you hastily have to adjust. I can’t help but think of change when I look out my window each day…

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San Miguel de Allende (Part Two)

In my last post, I wrote about the town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I spent a week there at an art journaling workshop led by the incredible Orly Avineri and organized by Rebecca Brooks. This time, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about the workshop itself. Orly is a remarkable…

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