Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Need a Studio

My dogs are not respecting my work all.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I've been wanting to paint some flying hearts for quite a while now.
Working on the recent PeaceLove donations was great motivation to finally get on with it.

acrylic on canvas/ 5" x 7"
Available thought

Monday, August 29, 2011

PeaceLove Painting No. 1

The following is one of 3 paintings I am creating specifically for and donating to PeaceLove Studios. PeaceLove is a growing community of mental health advocates and artists creating conversations of acceptance, understanding and hope. A fundraiser for Peace Love Studios will be held at Raw Style Gallery on Saturday, October 1st.

acrylic and collage on canvas/5" x 7"
Available through Raw Style Gallery

Learn more about PeaceLove Studios:

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fierce Fridays: Guess Who's Coming to Patti's Dinner?

Here's another video (a series, actually) I learned about through an online friend. These ridiculous parodies tell the tale of a hilarious rivalry between the incomparable Patti Labelle and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Not since Deven Green's video parodies, have I laughed this much. I warn you, you will not be any smarter (none smarter) for having watched these, but they are totally worth the loss of a few brain cells. Totally!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Give Back (New Charities)

30% of all sales from the Give Back section of my Etsy store will be donated to the Famine and Refugee Crisis in Africa (via donations to CARE) and The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

15th Annual HRC National Dinner

My painting "Goddess 1 (Green Liz)" will be auctioned on Saturday October 1st at the HRC's 15th Annual National Dinner in Washington, DC.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fierce Fridays: Peacock!

I love this damn song. From the second I heard it I haven't been able to get enough of it. It's so silly and fun and...yummy!
An online friend posted this and suggested Katy Perry should just throw some money this guy's way and call this the official video.

I couldn't agree more.

Have a fierce weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

How Does My Garden Grow?

Rapidly, I'd say.

It's amazing, this being my very first veggie garden and all, how well all the plants have done and the amount of fruit they continue to bear (I just sent more cucumbers and squash with Ron to share at work). Next year my garden will be a bit more organized. I hope to be in a studio and won't have the flexibility of stepping out to do garden chores at any given time in the day.

I have added two new sections to the existing beds. Next Spring I will enclose them with garden fencing in order to keep the dogs from exploring too much or stealing my tomatoes. The fence will go from the privacy fence out and wrap around the front beds, with a gate at the front. I will mulch or pave a path in between the beds (where the pots are now) leading to the compost bin behind them. The rest of the space I will fill with potted veggies and herbs.

Here's the veggie garden at the back of the house (not raised).
Earlier this summer when our pumpkin vine started taking off:


In a week or two I will begin planting Fall crops.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back in the Studio

Between family visits, the garden and a myriad of other distractions, it's been quite a while since I've put a in a full day of dedicated studio work. Today I managed to spend most of the day focused on small abstracts and collages.

I'm currently seeking studio space. Creating artwork from home can be wonderful and convenient, but I find myself sidetracked too often. I need a space away from chores and computers...and dogs that want out every couple of hours, just because there's someone home to let them.


collage on watercolor paper
Available through my Etsy store.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You Say Tomato, I Say...

HOLY CRAP, we have a LOT of them!!!

I have delivered bags of fresh veggies from our garden the neighbors next door, the ones behind us (I just hang bags over the fence for them to find) and the family across the street. I have sent bags of tomatoes and cucumbers with Ron to share with his co-workers. I have sent family and friends home with care packages from our garden.

The tomatoes are still coming!
I'm not complaining. Yesterday I brought out the slow cooker and stewed a whole bunch. I bagged and froze a few bags for later use.