Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I love the way old wood looks when it's painted. The top photo was taken in a small town in Colorado on my way to Taos. The rest were photographed at the graffiti wall in Boulder (I guess the paint strayed off the wall a bit!).

Evolution of a Painting 3

I am officially stuck on where to take this painting next. I don't have the feeling that it's finished (then again, I very rarely do with ANY of my projects!) but I just can't decide on what it's asking for. So I hung it up on a nail in the wall and I'm living with it for awhile. I do love what the cold did to the paint, though a wild wind took the bee away the night I added the purple.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

So Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to you! And you too! I know that I have a lot to be thankful for.

I am thankful for my brilliant, interesting, sweet and kind daughter. I am thankful that she is who she is. Hana doesn't care if people call her weird- she takes it as a great compliment- and I think that's pretty wonderful.

I am thankful for my goofy dog. Thanks for making me laugh every day, Rosie!

I am thankful for my creativity. (This is an encaustic piece in progress). I'm realizing how lucky I am to be able to do what I love every day!

I'm thankful for the fabulous, fun and playful people that have come into my life this year.

And of course I am thankful for my supportive family. (Especially my sister because she's the only relative that actually reads my blog!)

I hope you all have much to be thankful for too.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Evolution of a Painting 2

I added more watered-down acrylic paint and left it outside overnight. I loved what the cold and freeze did to the colors! So tonight I added just a spritz of purple, and I'll let the winter do what it will again.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Evolution of a painting

I had a bucket of water that I was rinsing my paintbrush off in, and I ended up really loving the color. So I splashed it all over a canvas! I left it outside and when I looked at it later in the night it had a beautiful frost all over it. A few other unexpected surprises were a couple of insects that wandered in- two little flies (in the lower right corner) and a bee (upper left-ish)! Today I poured more color on and photographed it when the paint was still really wet and swirling together.

I love this way of painting because I never know what's going to happen! I will post more photos as this one evolves...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Too cute

Sometimes my students create things that just make me want to cry happy tears from all the cuteness! Right now in my sculpture class we're working of life-size self portraits.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

These little drawings are for my invitations for my Studio Warming Party! I will have some of my mugs for sale, lots of cards and pictures, and a few paintings (Maybe. If I can finish them!)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My studio!

My ceramics studio is FINISHED! I'm going to have a celebration November 19th at 7. Email me your address, or leave a comment, and I'll be sure to send you an invitation!
(Sorry for the dark photos. I was out there last night and the flash reflected off the shiny walls!)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I LOVE Halloween! This year we got crafty and made our our own costumes.
My daughter was Edward Scissorhands. We bought a black shirt at a thrift store and covered it with belts and black duct tape. For her hands we cut out cardboard scissor shapes and glued aluminum foil to them. Then we duct taped the scissors onto gloves. It was actually a pretty easy costume to throw together!
I dressed up as a raven. My costume was a bit more complicated! I sewed each feather from recycled T-shirts.