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An Artist’s Thick Skin

Artists are supposed to have a thick skin.  A ton of rejection comes with this business.  It’s just a part of it, and that’s cool.  Not everyone will like my work or what I have to say.  I’m finding that

Posted in Acceptance, Art Collecting, Art School, Beauty out of Pain, Drawings, Exhibits, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus, Mother-Artist, Rejection

Three Girls From Yili

During our first year living in the remote northwest region of China, we took a trip to an even more remote part of that region, Yili.  We immediately fell in love with it.  The faces of the people we met

Posted in Acceptance, China, Inside My World, Paintings

The Woman at the Well

Inspired by the theme for the upcoming PACT show, “Gratitude,” here is the third piece that will be showing at the 10th anniversary fall exhibition. The woman at the well chats with Jesus and her entire world is turned upside

Posted in Acceptance, Drawings, Exhibits, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus

Who Touched Me?

The second piece in this series, Gratitute, for the PACT Fall show. Read about what has been my inspiration for this series in the post, She Was Every-Man. My thought behind this series is for the viewer to connect our

Posted in Drawings, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus

She Was Every-Man

My summer has been very full, but in the midst of everything, I’ve been praying about what to create for my next series for the Fall PACT show entitled “gratitude.” The influences for this series have been many. Scripture, which

Posted in Drawings, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus

The New, Not So Tiny, Tiny Studio

We’ve settled in to the new house and I’ve begun working in the new studio space that has been so generously provided to me.  It’s amazing how space can make such a difference in your creative practice.  I love it

Posted in Drawings, Inside My World, One Hour A Day, Teaching Art

Tiny Studio 2.0 Coming Soon

Though transition and adjustment are still the buzzwords around our house, our year of limbo seems to be coming to a close. We closed on a house, our first house, last week.  We are so grateful for it and for

Posted in Inside My World

One Hour A Day

Let me rant a bit about the demands on my time, shall I? I want our home to run smoothly.  I don’t care about having a perfectly clean house, elaborate meals for my family and friends we invite over, or

Posted in Creative Practice, Inside My World, Mother-Artist, One Hour A Day, Paintings

Married 40 Years and Counting

My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last weekend. 40 years, yawl!  How amazing is that? If you’ve read my bio, you know how much my Dad has been an influence to me becoming an artist.  My Mom is one

Posted in Drawings, Inside My World, Inspiration