Milky White
March 7, 2014 | See comments »

I have a show at The Empty Space in April/May based on the musical “Into the Woods.” I watched the play on Netflix and started brainstorming a week or two ago. It was a little tough for me to get through. I was deeply struggling with what style to use, what my common thread would be, etc. One morning in the shower I remembered something I told myself last year, “If you can’t decide, don’t.” I am wired to make quick decisions and execute! My Mom is the same way…

This show will have a variety of styles in it. I know fans of my work will still see me in each and every one of the paintings. It’s kind of fun! This is the second piece in my show.

Oh! I forgot to mention the best part! I have split the show with my dear friend Alisyn Palla. Her medium is metal. She does some AMAZING things! It’s been fun communicating back and forth brainstorming on who will create which characters in the story.

Artwork titled: “Milky White”; 16×20″; acrylic painting; $300

The Better to Eat You with
March 4, 2014 | See comments »

Too much on my plate — who me? Although I’ve learned quite abruptly over the last two years to say NO; I haven’t quite mastered it yet. I have committed to a lot over the next two months…

Why is it so hard? Why do I have the overwhelming need to please and to receive encouragement? I’ll never really know. For now – I will create and enjoy it.

Since the close of the gallery, I’ve been looking forward to quiet and a “break.” It hasn’t started yet. I’m afraid to see what will happen when it does. I often imagine GOD looking down on this Earth and seeing us as worker ants. I feel like a worker ant. I never stop going. Constantly building and organizing…

I punish myself for taking on too much. I procrastinate in response and then stress to the point of breaking. Not anymore! I have a 4/13 deadline and I am going to finish three weeks early. That is my goal! I am taking a much needed week off this week to attend to my upcoming show at The Empty Space gallery for April/May 2014. I have three of the 6-7 pieces complete and still pushing.

Once this line is complete I will move on to the second project I have going. Stay tuned!

This is a piece that will display at the “Into the Woods” inspired art show called “I Wish…” Title: “The Better to Eat You with My Dear!”


February 20, 2014 | See comments »

24×24 acrylic painting of a moose titled, “Thirsty.”

February 1, 2014 | See comments »

1534995_10152206241384656_2125056785_nFebruary 1st, 2014 was an artful day! My little Audrey had her performance as a stork in The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe directed by Missoula Theatre.

A married couple from Missoula Montana traveled to Bakersfield. They had auditions on a Friday, cast the play and had rehearsals all the next week. There were two performances that very Saturday.

After we left the play we rushed over to Art Imitates Art III, exhibited at The Empty Space gallery and co-hosted by The Foundry. She drew a picture of a girl on a hillside. The adult artist Troy Brown, turned her piece into an inspired digital painting. Good job Audie!

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