Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Congratulations to all of you who knew that this painting of Persephone was done with juice from a pomegranate! I actually was worried I was beating you all over the head with it, but I guess not. :) (Please read the above links if you didn't get it, they're fascinating.) This was so much fun, I think I'm going to do contests on a regular basis!

Our winners, pulled randomly out of a hat by my three lovely assistants are:

♥ Kim K. in Western PA
♥ Robyn
♥ Stephanie B.

Please email me if you are one of the lucky three so that I know where to send your print!

In other news, we had a sick chick here last week (not me, Angela) which seriously put the kibosh on any free time I had planned. So if you've ordered prints from me, I completely apologize! Your prints have been all packed up and delivered to the post office today, and you should be receiving them soon. Sophielicious was off from school today and wanted to help, so you'll be seeing her handiwork in your package as well.

Doesn't she look so professional? I think I should give her a raise.

Monday, September 22, 2008


UPDATE: We have winners! Three lucky people who guessed correctly are going to get a free print... details later tonight! :)

Who can guess what this was painted with?

Leave me a message in the comments: I will randomly select three people who comment (with the correct answer, of course) to win a free 5" x 7" print of this painting!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

help me pick!

I'm going to submit work for my local art association's member show this October. I can submit two paintings, and I (thankfully!) don't have to sell them. They might not use both, depending on space. There are awards to shoot for, but I mostly just really want to see my paintings up on the wall, eat cheese and crackers, and mingle with like-minded art lovers. Soooooooooo:

Suggestions! What should I send in? I have till maybe over the weekend to figure this out (gotta get framing!) Thanks!

This just in: The incomparable Martha Stewart has a new blog. This is a Good Thing.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Go ahead, gawk

I've been exhibited
at Gawker Artists!

Gawker Artists promotes the works of artists of all mediums. Participating artists receive free profile pages and a select group have their images published on Gawker Media titles. When you spot one of these images, click on it to read about the artist or browse our collection by artist name, medium or location.

Go click on the page and spread some love - maybe I'll move on up to the homepage, or just maybe someday you'll see my paintings on your favorite Gawker Media site (mine is Jezebel).


From my homepage of 9/11/02:
This is what I wrote one year ago; and I painted to get myself through my grief: a series of self-portaits of what I saw reflected in my studio window, some with my thoughts from each day written across them. I thought maybe I'd share them someday.

I still can't.
Which is why today you should go over and visit my brother's site and read his post; he says it better than I ever could.

Monday, September 08, 2008

it's oh so quiet

Today it's the twins' turn.... All three children are at school right now. Something I have waited, literally, YEARS for. Me, I'm going to run outside and have myself an adventure. As long as I'm back in time to pick them up....

ps ~ Isn't Petey a heartbreaker in his new glasses?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Holey cannoli, we just waved goodbye after putting Sophie on the KINDERGARTEN BUS. When it pulled away from the curb, we could see Sophie and two other girls sitting together in a three-seater, with the rest of the bus pretty much empty.

Empty bus.... but my heart is so full.