Our local brewery held a mural painting competition this weekend in conjunction with an art festival to support local artists and craftsmen. I got the invite on Tuesday, so I had to scramble to make sure I had enough paints to participate. Thank goodness I never throw anything out or turn down donations from friends. … Continue reading 2021 Mural Competition at Strange Duck Brewing
I visited with my friend Rena last week to catch up over lunch and discuss studio space in her building. She has a beautiful historic space in downtown Commerce that was originally the Ford dealership on main street. The building has since housed a print shop and contains a monolithic printing press that will be … Continue reading An Exciting Development for my Unconventional Woman Series
I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make yesterday's market a success for all of the vendors. All of the volunteers and staff were extremely supportive and accommodating. I can honestly say I have never worked with a more helpful group of people.
I am currently preparing for events through the end of November and setting up several new concepts to work on simultaneously, including the launch of my #wildwomanportraits and #unconventionalwomanportraits in oils.
I was recently approached by a group of local craftsmen about managing a makers' space in downtown Commerce. I met with them last week to discuss the venture.
...a photo gallery of spring flowers and some of my recent projects...
I recently interviewed a new client about creating a piece of art to hang in a cottage on her property. She is in the process of building an event venue with several amenities, including overnight accommodations in the original homestead on her property.
Returning to the Garden Photo One: LavenderPhoto Two: HoneysucklePhoto Three: Iris Over the last few weeks, I have established a daily gardening routine because I have been distracted by current events. It consists primarily of going outside to work on a myriad of existing garden chores and long-neglected projects in whatever order strikes me as … Continue reading At the Byrdhouse: Saturday, April 18th
... A pair of red house finches started building a nest outside the kitchen window last week ...
Last weekend, I had an amazing day out with my #wildwomanportrait partner and best friend, Katie Griffin. She's also the extraordinary photographer behind 12 Gage Photography. Neither one of us is good at engaging in creative activities that are not also work, so I was really excited about this opportunity. Makeup by Sweet Peach Pinups … Continue reading Pinup Girls Rock