Thursday, August 16, 2012

Out with the Old

FYI, I will no longer be updating this particular blog.  My new website does now contain a BLOG component (loosely dubbed "the occasional comment") where I will be posting from now on if/when I feel I have something to say/share.

This blog will remain open for an indefinite period in case anyone would like to visit or re-visit my older posts. 

Thank you for your visits, and please "like" my new website, share it with your friends, send me a comment, or just come by for a browse. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Visit The Daily Detail on my new website for daily tidbits from of my paintings.
I post a piece of painting every morning (or afternoon if it's the weekend) to inspire and delight.  I helps me to find the beauty in my own work, those lively or quiet spaces that aid in refocusing my own process.  I hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Website!

Actually, this is my first website.  I thought it was time to get beyond the blog and have a more comprehensive (and clearer to navigate) cyber pied-a-terre for my artworks. 

I created it using Weebly, after trying out many other free website making services.  Sure, I'd love to have a professional, custom, fabulously sophisticated and enticing website, but hey, this is a great way to get started.

Maybe one day, when I'm a grown up artist, I will pay someone to design one for me.  For now, I'm satisfied that this just gets the job done.

As I work towards producing more work, moving beyond the books, a new type of platform become necessary.  I hope you will take the time to give it a visit!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hey! I have some art work for sale! 
Please send me a message for details.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Andrea and Lori

I was recently in Ottawa at the Wallspace Gallery in Westboro for the opening of Lori Richards and Andrea Piller's show Home/Body.  The whole feeling of it made me feel "Ahhhhhhhhh".  Restful, glowing, calming... the way home should feel.

Paintings and sculpture, created by friends of thirty years in separate studios and separate counties, harmonious to the point of eeriness.  Colours, glazes and textures bouncing of off each other, entwined in one feeling.  Beautifully done, girls!

Back home now, I have been inspired to venture into my studio, dust off some cobwebs and tentatively go forward into my own art adventures.

If you are in the Ottawa area, I urge you to take the time to surround yourself by this magical collaboration.  The show is on until June 10, 2012. Go!

Andrea's little fox vessel "Vixen" captivated me.

This quiet piece, "small circle", is my pick from Lori's paintings

Monday, March 12, 2012

Where to next? That's the issue I have to focus on every time I come back from a the last work trip.  My short but sweet trip to California was sprinkled with some terrific interaction with retailers, professors, teachers and artists.  This definitely helped lift me partially out of the dank and dreary creativity rut I've been in for what feels like forever. 

So what's next? Something that always gets me going creatively, mostly because it's for Tri-Art and not for me personally (why is it that the personal art is the toughest?).  We are gearing up for NAMTA 2012, this year, the show is in Orlando.  I'm hoping to bring some fresh colour and sun-inspired light into our booth.  Working with our team to put together an exciting booth and some painted eye candy is something I look forward to every year.

Wednesday is paint day for the Tri-Art girls, and we're going to head into my studio to clear out some of those winter cobwebs.  Yay!