Archive | January, 2012


How was your weekend?  I have a love/hate relationship with Monday.  On one hand, the weekend is over, enough said.  On the other hand, the house is quiet and MINE for a whole six hours or so.

I added a few new paintings to the floodline, if you are interested and more will be going in as the week moves forward!




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Big News!


I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting a ‘Girl Crush Art Workshop and Tea Party’ in my studio along with the lovely lady behind the amazing blog The Jealous Curator.   The idea for these workshops came out of a post she did for sfgirlbybay here and a  ‘post about how fun it would be to have an artsy “girl crush tea party”.  The day in my studio will be on Saturday, June 9th.

The why of it:

To walk away from our computers, and actually meet in person for a glorious, creative, pastry-filled day. To figure out a way to break through artist blocks. To get inspired, and recharged. To celebrate being women artists… and obviously, to have a reason to eat lots of pretty little cakes & tarts in the middle of the day!

The artists she has lined up are pretty amazing (Allyson Fox, Lisa Congdon and Samantha French)  and I feel pretty honored to be chosen as the Portland artist to host.

You can go here to sign up and see more about what we will be doing that day, I can’t wait.  I hope you can make i!

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We have snow in the forecast this weekend (though I always take that with a grain of salt around here).  It would be nice to have a light dusting so we can sit around with hot cocoa in front of the fire.  Other than looking with hopeful eyes to the sky, my goals for the weekend are:  a lovely breakfast with almond croissants and dark coffee, some time to finish up a couple of portraits, work on some new floodline pieces and watch this movie.  Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?

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Sometimes I get pie for the family to have for dessert just so I can have a piece for breakfast the next day.



so yeah…

I’m having quite the love affair/obsession/fascination with creating these pieces.  Here are a few more…



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I spy

I was just doing my daily look around the blog world and came upon one of my pieces (boy in the black bow tie) in Victoria’s house, which also happens to be featured in the current West Elm catalog!  Double yay!


How’s your Monday going so far?   I finally feel back up to speed after the holiday’s.  I plan to do an update in my floodline shop this week, so check back!


New Year

Happy New Year!  I took the last week or so to just completely unwind with no expectations on myself.  It felt good.  Now, I’m ready to look forward again and be inspired and make new work.  Here are a few pieces I just completed in my floodline series.





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