How has Your Outlook Changed Over the Last Year?

I have spent a lot of time working on personal outlook, my attitude, and being more intentional over the last year. Some of my negative behaviors and judgmental tendencies put up a fight, but I have persevered in rooting them out. The result is a feeling of clarity, newfound inspiration and commitment to my creative … Continue reading How has Your Outlook Changed Over the Last Year?

Self-Evaluation and Accountability Pt.2

Working on concepts for clients in the garden.Photo by Jay Byrd The last year and a half have been challenging for most of us. Some of us have found ourselves in the devastating position of losing friends over ideological differences and the strain of coping with turmoil in our communities. People are turning on one … Continue reading Self-Evaluation and Accountability Pt.2

New Series Preview: Danielle

I'm currently working on a tavern style sign to promote my public studio as well as inventory for an upcoming open house. I hope to have another completed commission to share with you next weekend.Until then, here's a preview of my photo shoot with Danielle yesterday. In addition to the fight promotion photos I'm sharing … Continue reading New Series Preview: Danielle

July Newsletter

At the beginning of June, I sent out the first three mailings of handmade greeting cards and postcards to my Patreon subscribers and local patrons of my art. I have felt a little overwhelmed getting started with a monthly subscription obligation, but I have managed to have my cards in the mail the first week this month as well as in June.

Being an Idea Person is Difficult…

It requires an extreme amount of focus to successfully conceptualize and schedule the creation of a cohesive body of work. I am only just getting a handle on my #wildwomanportrait universe after three years of hard work, photo shoots, conversations, concept development, and character illustrations. Obsession with ideas vs creativity and productivity My solution has … Continue reading Being an Idea Person is Difficult…