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Settling In

Breathe deep. Exhale. Clear the mind, and get to work. As things are getting put away, pictures hung, details completed, it feels like...

Discombobulated

Yep. That is the perfect word for how I feel right now, artistically, and in general. I dont know if I've ever been in such a...

What is the Purpose?

What is the purpose of making art? I've been contemplating that lately. I decided to have an "art yard sale" because I'm moving and...

ABSTRACTION

Abstract painting is not for everyone, in fact, it is not most people's cup of tea. I, personally, love abstract art. The variance of...

Out of Darkness

Every artist gets into creative slumps, dont we? I hit it hard over this last fall. The weight of the pandemic and the weight of the...

The Chair

I read something in a book about how, if you look around any artists studio, you will always find "The Chair". This is an essential...

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES.....

It is with sadness that I report that CreatePC will be closing at the end of the month. We all knew it was to be temporary, but the...

Art in the Time of Covid-19

Quarantining at home might seem an artist's dream - nothing to do but create all day. It is, and yet it isn't. For some, being in a...

Plants are Blue, and Rocks are Purple.

Thanks to my stepbrother Mitchell for sharing this song with me. Why do I paint plants red and turquoise, and blue and green? Because...

Talking

I have had a great experience at our art space, Create PC, and have so appreciated the opportunity to be there. One of the things that I...

Show Your Work

I'm reading a book right now by Austin Kleon who writes about how to be an artist, basically. One of the things he says is you must...

New Directions

A wise man (my husband) once said, "New directions are always exciting. Sometimes you find a whole new world, sometimes you get lost. ...

A Singular Focus

An artist's statement: When the noise of the forest fades away, what are you left with? - singular trees, and for me, that singular focus...

A Spare Bedroom, or a Studio?

Speaking of creative spaces.... here is mine. Yes, it is technically a spare bedroom, but it is actually a magical space that transforms...

Sage Advice, Creative Spaces and Family

My uncle Jim has always been my creative role model and someone I have admired. Jim has helped me be able to tap into my creative self...

What to Do? What to Do?

My normal M.O. is to just pick up a paint brush and start painting - what moves me today? When I have a specific show to work for, I...

The Arts Festival Conundrum

Tis the season - arts festival applications are due and acceptance, or rejection, abounds. I have learned that the application process...

Inspiration

I'm often asked, where do you draw your inspiration from? Was this painting from a place you visited? a photo you took? The truth is,...

A Collective Tapestry

Collective: Taken as a whole; aggregate - a whole formed by combining several elements. Tapestry: An intricate or complex combination...

The Real "About Me"

I'm very opinionated, but not closed minded. I may be selfish, but I'm not sure... I don’t want dogs or children because I don’t want the...

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