Friday, October 2, 2015



Good morning, All!  I have added many new shop updates, in TWO SPOTS, with some of the work from the 30 Paintings Project. See below for details!

For ORIGINALS, I've added a new Big Cartel Storefront, and I have 5 of the original paintings from the project listed there, including 4 pines and the Ocean Waves original. I'll plan to make another round of originals available next week.

In My Etsy Shop you'll find 8 new prints, including totems, pine trees, and sprouts. You'll also find listings for several hand-painted notebooks that I did during the project.

Expect another shop update next week with more originals. I'll hopefully be adding a few new prints then as well. If you have a specific one you're hoping to see, shoot me a note and I can tell you what my plans are for it. Some of them the originals are being sent to Smiling Turtle in Omaha. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lakeside Adventures

We just got back from a wonderful two weeks on Lake of the Woods, and I have to share that I finally had time to wrap up my 30 paintings. It took longer than 30 days, but it was a good, lesson-filled exercise just the same. Challenges are meant to be challenging, if nothing else, right? The end result was a lot of painting, so win for me! I will share updates throughout the week as I get some photos taken of the work I finished, but here are a few pics in the meantime to show you what it was like (or perhaps make you wistful for your own getaway). I'll throw in a few of my wee man as well, since most of the pics we took were of him in the first place. I have to say, he loved EVERY MINUTE of the trip, from the constant attention of grandparents and others, to playing in the water and pushing every button available on the boat. We have a water fiend. :-)

Hope you're all enjoying summer, making art, and having R&R just for you.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Half-way to Thirty!

I'm currently taking a break from working on my painting for Day 15 of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days, so I thought it would be a good time for a recap. If you've been following on Facebook or Instagram, thanks for the encouragement! This has been really fun so far and I'm excited to keep rolling. It hasn't been without setbacks - the reality of life is that it is HARD to set aside focused time each day, but I'm doing my darnedest, and I've only blundered a few times. Mostly I'm just pumped that this has helped me stay entwined with my creativity! I've found myself sketching again at night before bed, both plotting the paintings for upcoming days and designing ahead for things outside of the scope of my project. I feel really in the zone... and you know what Jay-Z says about that... :-)

A few people have asked what I plan to do with my results. I'm very happy with several of these things, so the ones that I deem worthy I'm going to ultimately put for sale in my shop. Many of them are going to become prints and card sets. A few of the larger items will be taken to Smiling Turtle in Omaha for sale there. Some of the "meh" ones will hopefully get re-envisioned in the future and be spectacular then. I'm planning to run a print sale in my shop in August, so I'll make sure to get these in there for that and post the coupon code on social media.

So - that being said... back to work for me! Stay tuned! Pics of the first 14 Days below.