A Different Kind of Painting

I got a new dresser this week and yesterday I painted it. It’s a dark purple underneath with thin layers of light purple and creamy yellow on top. I now have a little more room to stash stuff away from site. I am hoping this will finally eliminate my “mystery pile” that always accumulates next […]

Her ego no longer fits into her apartment

I’ve been getting so much praise lately. It’s been really incredible. Anna Conti posted a very nice comment to the octopus painting. Bradley posted this on his blog: “Alanna met up with me in Portland. It was great to see her. She was selling some paintings, and I bought two of them. Not because sheĆ¢??s […]

escape octopus

Tom had a dream about an octopus that had escaped from the aquarium. He was rooting for the octopus. Makes me want to paint an octopus today. I want to paint objects, like Lampie. I got so much satisfaction out of painting yesterday, I want the same feeling. Maybe the key is objects and heavy […]

Painter’s Block

I couldn’t paint today. I actually unpainted. I started two paintings and then decided they were crap and painted over them. I decided I would go home directly from class and finish my paper (due Thursday) so that I could concentrate on painting all day tomorrow. I instead updated Indiegeek with lots of new reviews […]

Sparkanzoo photos

Here are photos of sparkanzoo last weekend. There’s a picture of me, Dave and, uh.. good ole what’s his face. I’m bad with names. Anyway, it’s second from the bottom. see pictures I have a new favorite food. grits, cooked in broth, a scrambled egg with diced green chilies, and salsa verde all wrapped up […]

not studying

Hi, I’m not studying for my test right now. I only have an hour and a half before class too, which means I’m screwed. I might have to leave painting class early to go and study before the test. I’m just not motivated. I want to veg. Yesterday was a long day. I gotta say, […]

Holy crap

Today was so fricken busy. I had a 13 hour day which involved lumber, oil paint, miter saws, hot wax, gorilla glue, Fed Ex, art stores, burritos and diet coke. I am now up to 15 paintings, almost ready to go for the Saturday sale. I think I’ve cleared the city of all small D […]

Boy oh boy, busy busy

Hi, Last night was my last class for Children’s Book Illustration. Last night after class I mounted the first 4 new encaustic paintings on craddles. Today I woke up, worked on more craddles, went to Builder’s Supply to pick up some hanging hardware, then went off to the studio to work on more encaustics. At […]

Big Basin here we come

Well, today we head off to Big Basin for a couple of days of relaxation. I am so stressed with so much to do but I’m really glad we are taking off for a quick break. Last night I got all our camping gear out and even made some potato asparagus salad. This afternoon I […]

The Auction

Last night’s auction went really well. They had a great turnout. Nearly every piece of art was auctioned off. One piece that wasn’t, was one I really wanted but couldn’t afford. We looked at some of the paintings of Red Ink Studios painters. Really amazing stuff. One guy’s work, Michael(?) Elliman was just increadible. Very […]


Here’s another painting I’m working on. It’s 16″ x 20″. The dinosaur painting from yesterday is 30″ x 40″. I don’t feel like leaving the house today. I have so much to do before the April 23rd Sparkanzoo Sale so I need to motor. But I’m tired and my allergies are making me a little […]