Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I finally upgraded computers and I am so happy!!!!. I filled my Mac Mini in less than four years and it was so slow because I blogged it down with painting images and music that I must have to paint with. So I have this new baby and it is FAST FAST FAST and I am in love! It is the Mac Pro ( yes, we are a Mac house since the early 90s) and I added a 1TB hard drive. I should be good for awhile on my storage needs. Verne still reminds me that I made a mistake in not buying stock in 1994.

I AM off to go painting again....just wanted to take a quick break.

PS. Yes, I already have some paint on the keyboard and mouse. What do you expect from an artist whose computer is located in the studio.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

And the game continues....vote November 4

OK....I did not find this. My friends Pat and Jon had it posted on her blog. I had to have it too so I took it. Go check out Pat's blog. I bought one of her boxes and love it!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Jessica.... The "J" Painting

In October it will be three years since my beautiful and amazing niece was killed in a car wreck. She was one week shy of turning 14 and all I can say is that the world lost a shinning star that day. She had a way of lighting up the room when she walked in. My sister'in'law Tina, asked me to paint a painting titles "J" to hang in the room all of Jessica's furniture is now in. This was the hardest piece I have ever painted. I had Parker and Anaïs add a touch of color on it so it came from all of us. Parker, Anaïs, and I picked out the colors together. Each color has a specific meaning.

I am delivering this to Tina right before Labor Day. She has not scene it yet, all she asked of me was to use J's favorite color...blue.

I had many tears while painting this. I added the lines with the antique bed springs from my Dad's bed. I had to walk away after I did that. It was simply to much to handle for me. I miss them both very much.

I am so honored that Tina trusted me with this very important piece. I only hope that I have lived up to Tina's idea of what she would want for Jessica.

Favorite show of the Year

Well, I am back from my favorite show of the year. I took this night shot on Saturday night. I should have waited until it was a bit darker out but I love the look of it. Oddly, I liked the blue of the trash can so I did not edit it out. It was great to see friends and patrons from the past and meet new ones. This is the only show that I get spoiled at by my patrons. I not only had tea delivered, I also had a bottle of wine delivered to my tent!!! Thank you all for such a great weekend!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008


I just got back from Minneapolis and had a lot of fun at the Uptown art show. I came home with a fantastic painting by William McCarthy. His booth was across from me and I feel in love with his work. The funny thing is I am not normally drawn to that style of work for my home but his pieces were so incredible I feel in love with them. The icing on the cake was, when I found out he also under paints his paintings in red like I do and signs most of his work scratched through he paint as I do. We are doing a trade. He really liked my "Line Series" so I am going to paint him a 12x12 and ship it to him by November.

I am also having a delivery of my BUG. Micheal Cole has this amazing image of a locust and I have always wanted this photo of his. I am going to hang it in my kitchen. I told the kids about it and they are excited. You know, anything bug related is always cool to a kid.

I met three most fabulous and fun guys in Minneapolis. They made my weekend and I hope to see them again. Sorority Sister, if you read this, I must tell you NEVER to take the bus again. Aryln and Brandon told me it broke down. I hope you found a great drink ( or two) to swallow down. The Thai food was great and hope to meet up with you all again. I wish you all lived in St. Louis!!!!