Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tea time with turtle

On a yucky February day there is nothing nicer than a tea party with your best turtle friend, even if you do drink all of the tea yourself.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Work

These are two new pieces I dropped off at the boutique today. The flowers were inspired by the tiny little snow drop flowers peeking up in our back yard. As usual it is getting harder and harder for me to stay in the lines. I often go of the edge of the canvas, but this time the flowers have a pretty pattern on the back of the petals so they can stick up a bit and show off.

My children are chattering instead of napping...it sounds adorable and annoying at the same time.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Naughty Naughties

Finally, we have little break from the snow! It is so wonderful to see brown and greens again. With the warmer weather we have been more of ourselves. Playing outside, walking to town and making art. I spent most of my January and early February studio time cleaning and rearranging my studio space. It looks great, but every time I tried to create I'd start and give up after a few uninspired moments. But, Naughty Naughties brought me around.

Naughty Naughties will someday be a visually inspiring, cleverly written, mail collaboration between myself and two wonderfully creative friends. It's the 7 seven deadly sins for children... how cheery!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Big Step

It may not seem that big, but.... yesterday I took a big step. I love, love, love being home with my kids, but Noah is heading to kindergarten next year and Ellie only has one more year before preschool, so I have started thinking about what's next. Honestly, I have no idea what is next, but based on the past I can count on it being even better than what I can come up with for myself.

Yesterday I began the application process to get my PA teaching license. Three times I was on the phone with the state license department because it looked like I couldn't do it, but each time there was a loop hole just for me. Each time I called them I prayed that this was a sign that I shouldn't do it, but each time I sailed through the problem with the help of the NICE people at the certification office (whoever heard of nice people at a government agency?)

I have this crazy idea that maybe I can teach art part-time wherever my children land up going to school.

Who knows what the future holds, but this feels like a step and it feels right.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I love the circus, but lately things seems to be running a bit too fast and life begins to feel like a three ring circus. But hey, at least it is fun.

This circus tent is from a series I did this summer. I spray painted the canvas before adding on the collage. Nothing beats spray paint.