Trusting Your Magic

I’ve begun a new series of paintings. These are a departure for me in that I’m calling on fun to be my muse and taking a break from the seriousness of the world. For a while, the world was feeling extraordinarily heavy to me. It seemed I couldn’t trust so many things I read or […]

Studio, Art, Work and Play

3-minute video of my studio, art, work and play. The work included in this slide show is mostly from 2016.

Artwork- primarily The Art of Words Series Music – Yiruma – River Flows In You

Abstract Art 101 A1/2

Let me preface this lesson by disclosing I’m not an art historian; I’m just a writer and painter. I mainly paint non-objective abstracts (that means they don’t look like anything recognizable) and I’ve noticed a considerable number of people are baffled by abstract art. Some people don’t know what they’re “supposed” to think about it.


30 Paintings in 30 Days

This January I took Leslie Saeta’s “30 Paintings in 30 Days” Challenge. You may know, I write a blog every Friday called “The Art of The Well Lived Life.” I decided this challenge might be just the thing to prod me to create illustrations based on my blog posts. I’m thinking there’s a book in […]

DIY Studio Table for Under $200

I recently moved into a new studio space, so I needed a good work table. My home studio has a table, but I wanted the new space to sport a “pretty” one, because pretty is important, you know? Following is the step by step process to turn a couple saw horses, a door and some […]

living with the muse

Living with the Muse makes for an interesting life. I’m grateful mine is never far away. I’m grateful she forgives me for my occasional awkwardness, thoughtlessness, overlooking the obvious and the rare creative slump. To show my appreciation for her undying support, I clean the studio when we embark upon a new idea together. Recently, […]