Pink seems to be the color of the day. A very special collector bought La Vie en Rose, the big painting I stretched last week. I’m so excited to have sold such a big piece, and to someone who loves it so! I also found pictures of my sweet little puppy from when I firstContinue reading “More Pink”
This painting is inspired by a conversation I had with John a few days ago (we talk about the most random things), which ended up with us googling pictures of various animal embryos – all very cute, all very similar. We came across a picture of an egg getting fertilized which looked totally amazing andContinue reading “Life”
My mentor is taking a very special trip to Paris, and he’ll be staying at the Hôtel Ritz. We’ve both been inspired to paint it. So here’s my version. Maybe one day I’ll stay there too. Until then, I’ll really miss John, and I hope he sends me pictures!
Remember my girl sleeping with the fish? The one from my novel about hurricanes and ghosts? Today I felt compelled to get back to her, to work her into a collage. It’s still a work in progress, but it felt good to get back to that story. I cleaned a lot today too, cleaned myContinue reading “Dreams and Stuff”
Today I tried out the watercolors my friend @gpsart made me last week. They are quite luscious! I painted on Winsor and Newton watercolor paper he gave me, which was also quite a treat. I also went to a dog birthday party at a fun dog park in the Heights with John, Bobby, and Nancy.Continue reading “Hummingbirds and Other Things”
“You’re a Nancy in human form,” he said. I took that as the highest compliment, because I like Nancy, the English Pointer, very much. Nancy is full of energy, has the silkiest fur, and she will cuddle but won’t kiss. Except she kissed me on two separate occasions and nobody believes me. Anyway, I wasContinue reading “Nancy in Human Form”
What a day this has been! It rained in the morning when I set out for EQ, the coffee shop in the Heights where my mentor, John Ross Palmer, and I like to meet. We talked about Paris. John is going to Paris and I almost decided to go with him, but I must stayContinue reading “Coco Chanel at the Ritz”
The biggest dog in the universe seems unimpressed, but I’m getting better at painting cats. Also, here’s a picture of my watercolor case. It’s a messy little thing, but I love it!
A beautiful day with lots of inspiration: The hummingbird is a digital drawing inspired by the Instagram feed of @stephanirae_ who never ceases to amaze me. The big painting was stretched with the help of my artist friend Jill Hakala – the same Jill Hakala who helped me hang my solo show, and who IContinue reading “Hummingbirds and Large Paintings”
“I understand why you kept it hidden for so long, but you have to publish this book,” my friend in Amsterdam said about my new manuscript, which I sent her. She knows me very well. Also, I’m happy that she likes it. On my commute today, I also got to talk to my witch friend.Continue reading “Connection”