A Beautiful Home

Today I was in store for a real treat: I went back to the home of the collector who’d bought my huge abstract painting, the one I had stretched in her driveway a few weeks ago. She also bought a lot of other paintings, including The Blue Sea, currently in her bedroom. Some of myContinue reading “A Beautiful Home”

Gratitude

I was working on a large abstract painting on Facebook Live when my friend texted to say Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I kind of broke down during the show – which involved reminding everyone to double check their voter registration status and make sure they vote, giving a mini-lecture on the Constitution, and a fewContinue reading “Gratitude”

Mushrooms

After a few kind of blah days, today had a different energy to it – perhaps the New Moon? There were several moments of serendipity in which I felt connected to people I’m close to (obviously not physically, haha!). After finishing Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia last night, I’d been thinking of mushrooms and resolvingContinue reading “Mushrooms”

Tiny Horses

After yesterday’s big blue painting, today I figured it was fun to create something really small: teeny tiny carousel horse paintings that can be used as luggage tags or Christmas decorations, or any number of things. Because obviously carousel horses are very useful, especially teeny tiny ones. Today was also the first day of theContinue reading “Tiny Horses”

Blue Remedy

I read some stuff about Mars Retrograde and learned that the color blue is supposed to mitigate the effects it has on us. So today I decided to make a big blue painting. It definitely helped. I think it’s a soothing presence. Editing Glory Days, or rather getting reacquainted with it, is moving way tooContinue reading “Blue Remedy”

Betty at the Pool

Inspired by a post by the Bryan Museum, this watercolor, which makes me think of Betty in Storms of Malhado, was something I just had to paint. And a few magical things happened while I was painting it. It pretty much painted itself, the watercolors being all loose and flowy and fun, the way watercolorsContinue reading “Betty at the Pool”

Anniversary of the 1900 Storm

Today, on the 120th anniversary of the Storm of 1900, I had my book signing for Storms of Malhado at Feliz Interiors here in Houston. It was a lot of fun – despite my anxiety about the pandemic which I mitigated by wearing my mask and using lots of sanitizer. Just as I knew itContinue reading “Anniversary of the 1900 Storm”

A Fictional Overflow

On the eve of the Anniversary of the Great Storm of 1900, with no disturbances in the Gulf, I can’t believe time has passed so fast and the official release of Storms of Malhado is upon us! Y’all, I’m so excited! I will be signing books in person at Feliz Interiors from 2-6pm (with aContinue reading “A Fictional Overflow”

Texas Heroes Monument

Along with Mary Star of the Sea, Lady Victory also makes several cameos in Storms of Malhado as a statue standing guard over the Island. Today I decided to try my hand at painting the Texas Heroes Monument again. I had a magical kind of day, working with John on a secret project – withContinue reading “Texas Heroes Monument”

Cardinals

Guess what? The second edition of the Sandovici Art Surprise Christmas Boxes are sold out! One of these Cardinals will go into one of them. The other one has already found a good home. This is so exciting! I love making the Christmas Boxes so much! I also spent some time today designing some bookContinue reading “Cardinals”