The Artist’s Way: Week 1 – Recovering a Sense of Safety (Starting Out)

I invite you to follow this series about my work with Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Julia designed this 12-week program to help stalled out creatives recover artistic lives and dreams. I went through Julia’s Artist’s Way over 20 years ago as I tried to ignite a more creative me soon after graduation … More The Artist’s Way: Week 1 – Recovering a Sense of Safety (Starting Out)

Merch Maker

What a spring and summer it’s been! One of many highlights include a long, long solo road trip to see my first California native wildflower superbloom. With the outstanding rain and snow year we had last winter after 5 years of drought, starting in mid-February, all my native plant geeky people kept raving about the … More Merch Maker

Art Businessing

While I haven’t created any new artworks the last 9 days, behind the scenes, I’ve been creating the beginnings of my own art business. It’s been really fun and interesting consulting with the accountant, applying for a business license and sellers permit, setting up a website, ordering business cards, and learning about all the things that go into setting … More Art Businessing

Day 25: Sleepy Bee

Yeah, I skipped a day yesterday. And tonight, I just wasn’t feelin’ a chicken painting. But to keep my practice going, I decided a bee would be fine subject for a quick, 30-minute study. That’s about all the energy I have for tonight. This 30-day painting gig has me not getting enough sleep. I captured … More Day 25: Sleepy Bee

Day 22: I Dissent

Of all the portraits I’ve done so far, I think this is one of my better and favorite ones. Except for the lace collar, I really worked to keep things flowing, not get bogged down in details, and to not overwork the paint. Working on the collar turned out not to be too bad; it was … More Day 22: I Dissent