Category Archives: art

Paint Your Pet Portrait – Take 2

This class ended up booking in out in 48 hours. It was such a huge hit, that I’m offering another by request. If you’re in the Kansas City area July 19th and want something fun to do, come join us. … Continue reading

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Parties and Classes

It’s been awhile since I’ve taught classes or art parties. I was so busy with travel last year, I put teaching and parties on the back burner. Recently I’ve received a lot of requests for them, so I decided to … Continue reading

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6 Acceptance Letters

I have mentioned in past blog posts that I decided to start applying for things I didn’t have the nerve to apply before. I also applied for a lot of festivals I’ve never done, residencies that look interesting, and even … Continue reading

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From the studio to retail

Whenever someone buys a painting from me, I send along one of my art cards and write a thank you note inside. I love the way they look and the personalized touch.   Then in the past year, I’ve become more … Continue reading

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When a vision becomes reality

Several years ago I had a vision. I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be cool to wear my own artwork’. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. I researched companies that could print my artwork onto fabric. … Continue reading

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I collect people

Someone told me once that I “collect people”. She was referencing the fact that usually after she ends a job or moves onto a new chapter in her life, she rarely stays in touch with people from that period of … Continue reading

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Just Be You

For years I’ve been curious about the New York Art Expo. I’ve wondered if it’s something I might want to do. There’s a lot of publicity around it. About 35,000 people attend in a weekend and people come from all … Continue reading

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I got my first rejection letter!

I read somewhere that if you’re not getting rejections you’re not reaching far enough. This has stuck with me. Probably because I avoid doing anything that leads to rejection. After letting this resonate with me for awhile, I have decided … Continue reading

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Sometimes you lose sight

I recently read the book “Year of Yes”. If you haven’t read it, seriously, go read it. I avoided it for a long time because I kept thinking, ‘I don’t need another book on how to to say Yes more. … Continue reading

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Flowers that Never Die

When my son was a toddler, he use to talk people into buying me flowers on his behalf because he knew that I loved them. When he was about 3 he became sad when I explained he couldn’t keep touching … Continue reading

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