Sunday, December 21, 2014

Shapeshifter

Hi everyone, I have been diligently working on 8 new oil paintings for my latest exhibition, "Night Vision" and am thrilled to post the featured work of this show. This painting is entitled, "Shapeshifter" and measures 36" x 54".
This original oil painting can be viewed in person for the month of January at the North Columbia Schoolhouse in Nevada City, California. And remember, if you missed the opening reception there will be a celebratory closing reception Thursday,  February 5th from 6pm-9pm.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I like your style...

On rainy days, Falena refuses to go outside. She is stuck in the boring yurt and I get to enjoy her human personality and see her ferocious tiger unleash full force due to cabin fever. Here she is, bored as hell, and smirking in her own way.




Kitty, you are so relaxed.  I like your style.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Josie Cat

More cats flying through bathtubs sprouting bamboo, please! This watercolor is all love and sweetness for a special kitty who lived a happy life in a kind little home in Portland.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Paint Now. An Omen...

The praying mantis flew into the yurt whilst I was eating a delicious sandwich. I watched him flap around in circles exploring the inner radiance of the ceiling before landing assertively on my painting. He proceeded to grace and tickle its surface and called my attention as if to say "Hey, now is the time to strike!" This means I have to pick up my brush NOW. Oh wait, I'm still eating this delectable lunch, then I shall attack!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Demonstration Video: How to Print Linoleum Carved Blocks on T-shirts.

And for your further education, a demo video on how I printed my shirts! I welcome your emails with questions about this process.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Painting with the Duke of Yale

We are currently working on a watercolor painting commissioned by a man who loves his dogs. He really wanted to see them featured in a poster, well, I was all about it! Doozer, aka "The Duke of Yale" gives me a few suggestions along the way...





Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nature and Process

On painting days, I like to wake up knowing there will be no phone calls.  I like to have a yummy assortment of fresh foods prepared/to prepare and a playlist of music ready to go.  I take a break every 2 hours to water my garden or clean my house and stretch.  And if I'm lucky I get to engage in conversation with a book for the evening.  All the rest falls on this blog and the canvas.










Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Night Time Muse


Once their lived a girl who perched in a loft like a bird.  She would peer out the window on a moonlit night and look for wings flapping and things crawling from dark corners.  She would lull herself to sleep imagining them scurrying through her window and flying around the room before hiding in the shadows.

When day broke, the world came alive in light and playful wonder. The sky was an endless abyss, each individual leaf would wave, and animals could read her mind.

These are the woods, this is the forest of contemplation, a cherished place, safe for any creature of the imagination to thrive and sleep.



Monday, May 26, 2014

Author and Illustrator in One

Hello out there?  Anybody out there?  I know I have neglected my blog and have been posting all the fresh stuff on facebook, but can you forgive me?  More writing shall ensue.  This little cottage dream house I live in out here in the woods has sure been an incubator for creativity.  Many creations have developed over the last 4 months, and although I am anxious to report about all of them, I must say first and foremost I finished writing my fantasy children's book!!  I am currently writing a query letter to send to my favorite agent to get her attention!  I am beyond excited and insist to persist until all options are exhausted.  Here is sneak peek image from the book...see you soon!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Running the Eye

Running the Eye...the yurt has a giant circular window in the ceiling and is connected to the top of the wall by a ray of 42 beams. It feels like being in a giant eyeball, so here I work, running the eye.