You choose your mess

I’ve been sketching, thinking, gel-mediuming (yes, I just made that up,) watching, wishing, transferring, adhering, painting, soaking, repainting, cussing, sealing, waiting, crying, redoing, repainting and cursing for weeks upon weeks lately. In those multiple weeks, I’ve stared at eleven cradled panels (and at 16″ x 12″ they’re much larger than my usual 4″ x 4″ […]

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Sharing the Abyss with Robin

“What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before.” ~Chris Nielsen as portrayed by Robin Williams. (What Dreams May Come, 1998) What Dreams May Come—derived from the book with the same name was written by Richard Matheson. This movie is about the Nielsen family who loses, two children in a car crash. Annie, […]

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Crossing Off a Bucket-List Item

Two weekends ago – February 2, I celebrated an event that I had dreamed about since I was in early high school—an art show. Sure, I’ve shown my work many times, but this one was different. But first, let me preface you with some background… High School Art Club circa 1989, My FIRST experience in […]

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Why the self portrait?

One of the first assignments given to me when I was a college freshman in a 100 level drawing class was to do a self-portrait. Lots of grumbling from the class. I remember receiving extra credit for bringing one-foot-square mirrors in for the entire class. Butt-kisser, is what you’re thinking. Actually, my husband works for a glass […]

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