Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure

I recently came across the title of a book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I was intrigued by the title, but after reading the intro and first chapter, as well as a few goodreads reviews, I decided it probably wasn’t for me. It seemed a… Continue reading Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure

Cosmic Exploration

I’m still here, still working! I’ve been terrible about updating my online presence, other than my (almost) daily posts to Instagram. To see a true chronicle of my studio practice, please follow me there. Between work and travel and other responsibilities, many days it’s all I can do to grab 45 minutes or so in the studio… Continue reading Cosmic Exploration

Announcing My Solo Show! (And thoughts on curating one’s own work)

Greetings, fellow artists and art lovers. I’m happy to announce that my show at the library is now up and open to the public. I had free rein to hang the show as I wished. The final stage of my work, the curating stage, became my last chance to express my ideas through my work and through its… Continue reading Announcing My Solo Show! (And thoughts on curating one’s own work)

New Painting, New Show, and Thoughts on Working from Small to Large

The last painting is finished for my upcoming show, which will feature my more surreal and imaginative work, mostly in a small format. I had wanted to finish one last big(-ish) painting because I don’t have that many for the show. For the past few years, I moved around a lot and somehow got into… Continue reading New Painting, New Show, and Thoughts on Working from Small to Large

Ten Ways to Cope for Creatives with Mood Disorders

If you have followed my artistic journey for awhile, you may be aware of my struggle with depression and anxiety. Not long ago, I made a choice to be more open about my disorder to make life easier for others suffering in silence as I did for so long. The connection between creativity and mental disorders is well-known,… Continue reading Ten Ways to Cope for Creatives with Mood Disorders