What did I do today? Mostly cleaning and resting. Some snuggles with the little dog. Took my sister to get a haircut. We joked about how, considering I’m the producer of her book, it’s my job to do that (more on that later!). The day went by in a blur. It’s the end of anContinue reading “Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road?”
My friend Catherine is traveling through Europe and posted a picture of the Reims cathedral that inspired this painting. Other than that, it’s been a long day and I’m tired. But I’m making progress on renting the house I’m hoping for, and overall life is good.
So I finally got a haircut! There are other exciting changes as well, and I will share them as soon as I catch my breath. The search for a house continues and there might soon be good news on that front as well. It’s an exciting time in my life, where I’m making good onContinue reading “New Hair, New Life”
Today I was inspired by a picture of gladiolas a friend posted. It was also cool enough in the evening to sit on the porch with my little dog and paint. Tomorrow I’ll be looking at another house in the Heights. I’m excited!
Two things I painted today: a Virgen de Guadalupe candle – a commission piece that turned out quite well, and an abstract piece that’s most likely still a work in progress. Some good things happened: new collectors and commissions, a nice lunch and quick painting session with Jill Hakala, who’s just returned from Scotland, alsoContinue reading “A Good Day”
…because I saw a Vespa parked in front of Whole Foods. Also, here’s a picture of how colorful my Escapist studio is these days.
This painting is inspired by a photo posted by my friend Dana from The Amsterdamian. I painted it today in my mentor’s studio while he was working on a very beautiful commission. It was a good moment.
Today I painted a butterfly on a zinnia. It’s inspired by something that happens in the book I’m writing, the Galveston ghost story. I got 2,000 words in today, and for that I an grateful. Today was also my fellow Escapist Paula Hawkins’ show and it was magical and fun. I wore a 1970s styleContinue reading “Butterfly”
I awoke to way too much sun. The Island has been robbed of its trees by Ike. The Island is also no longer my place in the world, though it will always be one of the places I love best. But my life is in Houston now. I have a business and collectors and manyContinue reading “Going Back”
In which it’s absolutely too hot to do anything until the evening but in the evening a small dog enjoys the beach a lot. Still, is it wrong to admit I miss Houston?