Take Advantage of the Generosity of Friends and Patrons

I don't mean this in a predatory way, of course. I mean, if a friend offers you an opportunity to advance your art, or makes a donation, put it to good use. That is exactly what I am doing today. My good friend Chris bought a property with a lake last year and extended an … Continue reading Take Advantage of the Generosity of Friends and Patrons

2021 Mural Competition at Strange Duck Brewing

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

An Exciting Development for my Unconventional Woman Series

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

At the Byrdhouse: Saturday, April 18th

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