Sold a painting

I probably shouldn’t talk about it until all the Is are dotted and the Ts crossed but it looks like I have a buyer for Reclining Nude. I’m pretty happy about this because I think this painting deserves a good home. We have nowhere to hang it in our house anymore. Happy day!

monster factory

ote to self: find inspiration in these photos for your monster book. p.s. time is running out!

Phillip Guston made me cry

In a moment of utter frustration and despair, I went downstairs to the Gallery at the Gap to seek solace in some great art. I stood in front of Phillip Guston’s painting: The way things go. Of course I don’t know what was running through his head when he paintined it, but to me it […]

Look what I can do!

Holy crap! I painted this today. I have 3 – 4 sessions left on it probably but hell, what a great start. I felt so good to be doing an “Alanna painting” in oils. I really just did not like my experience last semester with acryllics. I feel like starting this painting today, fixed so […]

freak out time

I’m having a minor freak out. I think I’ll be ok but I sorta have lots of plans this weekend and no time to work on my book. I have to get a good way through laying out the pages. I’m not even sure what monsters I’m going with or what they will be doing […]

Tuesday is ok

Hi, Today isn’t as bad as yesterday. I just had to learn to accept my fate yesterday. This job is teaching me patience and calm, or something like that. I had my first critique for my children’s book class last night. I was very under prepared and am a little intimidadted by how talented everyone […]

mapping and nature

My next painting assignment is to employ the formal technique of “Mapping” with a nature/environment theme. I’m not totally sure what mapping means in a 2-d art application. Mapping could be something like the video of fruit erroding. Or it could be mapping the progress of a disease, or mapping a snail’s path on a […]

school day

You know that elated feeling you had on the last day of school, when you walked off campus for the last time and were so full of joy to be free? That’s the feeling I get on Thursdays when I leave work to spend the day at school. I feel like singing “School’s out for […]

wacky summer

I have some exciting news to share. This summer I’m going to the South of France for a painting workshop. I can’t really believe it’s happening. I’m pretty damn excited. One bummer is that it means I’ll be away from Tom for up to three weeks. I haven’t been away from him for more than […]


I am really marvelling at the world today. There are dog treadmills. Do you know that? Take a look at Jog a dog. Also, did you know that if you apply for renter’s insurance, they ask you if you have a dog or a trampolene? I guess there are some risks they just aren’t willing […]

crazy painting

Um, I made a crazy painting. I don’t know if it’s done yet. It’s pretty crazy. I’m kind of embarrassed to show it. But here it is anyway. It’s 30″ x 40″.

minor freak out

I had a little minor freak out session last night about my life and how my contract is just postponing my immenent failure of my dream of switching careers and that I should give it all up and not leave my day job. Once I was done freaking out about that, I decided come hell […]

tossing eggs off buildings

Remeber that science experiment you did in elementary where you had to insulate an egg somehow so that it could withstand being dropped from the roof of the science building? Well, what they don’t tell you is that it’s actually preparing you for that time in your life when you have to package something valuable […]

good girl

I was a very good girl today. I was really cranky and didn’t want to do some things that I need to do but aren’t very fun. I enjoyed some napping time with Tom which made the icky stuff seem a lot better. I finished a simplified version of Carol’s site so I can teach […]

possible art show and 2nd day of painting class

There was a call for artists for a show that might be promising. It’s sponsored by Cartoon Network and Adult swim. It could be perfect for me. I don’t have enough encaustic paintings. It makes me want to paint more of them, quick-like. Maybe Sunday I can get some work done. Yesterday’s painting class was […]

painting 140b

I started my painting class yesterday with Glenn Moriwaki at SF City College. I’m so excited. I think it’s going to be a really great class. We are going to end up with 10 paintings this semester. That is a whole lot of paintings. It’s going to be hard work but I’m sure I will […]

Canvases ready

This week is the beginning of the spring semester. I have several canvases primed and ready. I wonder what the semester has in store for me.