I recently heard a podcast called Happier (episode 75) talking about what is your signature color? This reminded me of a question my mentor Joan asked me. What is the main color I use when painting. Her guess was turquoise as I have a tendency to use it a lot. To find out what it … More What is your signature color?
Sometimes people ask me how I pick the subjects for my art. Do you remember those bags where you dropped you hand in it to see what you pulled out? Sometimes picking your next picture feels like that. However this really can be the most fun of creating. Many times I’m looking for a certain … More What in the heck do you create?
Can you handle honest? Can you handle being pushed? You need to hear voices that are kind, but also challenging. You need people that will push you further as well as people that will keep you accountable for growth. You need others that will speak truth and sit with you in struggles and pain … More Why do you need a few noticers?
Sometimes the deepest work of art happens when no one else is around. I can say this type of creating is so different than when it is in a group. Things are quieter, you no longer have immediate input and you make so many decisions alone. Picking out what to do, deciding what is important … More Why should you do art alone?
I grew up with original art. My grandmother was an artist and our house was filled with original paintings by Hazel Walker. Every time I’d go over to my Nana’s house I’d see more art being painted and that would be going out into other people’s homes. Now some of my most precious art are … More Why own original art?
From time to time I will talk about what is making me happy. The Gap by Ira Glass is the cutest little video about the process of creating and how you want to be more than you are and have to just do the work. 84 Charing Cross Road movie – a woman in the … More What’s Making Me Happy
My favorite way to connect with someone is across the table doing art. This is my happy place! I love relationships with others, but when we are doing art and talking it’s like suddenly my true love language is being spoken. I’m so thankful for the community I have in art. Most people create in … More Community in Art
Hi Friends, I’m going to be offering a monthly art/heart gathering class. One thing I’ve realized is creativity involves our heart. It feels a little vulnerable and we struggle with comparison and longing to do something perfectly. I’ve realized in doing art I have to give myself permission to create. I also value … More Art Classes
I do love to answer questions. I found these in a book Creative Block Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas by Danielle Krysa and decided to answer them myself. Describe the first moment that you truly felt like an artist. I think it was the day I went to Pearland Coffee Roaster to meet Victoria. She was … More Do you like to answer questions?
6 months ago my art teacher and mentor, Joan Moody asked me to create a significant work (think your best work ever) and not show it to anyone else and then have it unveiled at a party. I told a friend this and she said, “Well no pressure there…” (Ha!) What a journey it has … More Big Reveal