Friday, March 31, 2006


I finished this Wednesday! I plan to paint a figure for each season, all the same size.

I've also updated my website.

Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

Monday, March 27, 2006

Booth Shot Massacre

So, I went out to set up my tent, gridwall and artwork in order to get a booth shot to submit with art fair applications. The wind blew my tent away, it got caught on a clothesline and broke in several places. Bummer.

After a trip to Home Depot for some nuts and bolts, my husband helped me set it up again, this time tying the corners down to cinder blocks. We also tied some of the bent poles to a nearby fence to straighten them, and luckily the bright sun bleached out the dirt, grass and rust stains in the picture! So, I have a decent booth shot now.

But I need to buy a new tent sometime this month.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


I've officially been accepted to the Lawrence Art Guild's 2006 Art in the Park! So mark your calendars for May 7th. I'll be there all day and I'll be doing a live demo, medium to be determined.

The tent and gridwall have arrived, now I just need to find somewhere to stash them. I have a feeling that I will soon be renting storage space somewhere.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

On and Off the Easel

Yes, I am a painter! Still on the easel is this figurative painting, please note that the blue is not quite that strong in real life.

Now officially off the easel is this portrait of a young boy. When the rain clears and I can get a less gloomy pic of this painting I will post it. 8 x 10 Oil on Canvas.

OPAL Program

Here is the link to the archived OPAL program recorded 03-03-06: OPAL Archive

If you have trouble with the slide show, just play one of the audio files and make your way over to my website. On the "News" page you will find an HTML version of the slide show that you can flip through manually while you listen.

Monday, March 06, 2006

March Madness

I think the OPAL program on Friday went well! Once it is archived, I'll post a link to it here. I am scheduled to do it again on the First Friday of April, subject to be determined.

This month I am getting ready to hang my work at the Spotlight Gallery at the Unity Church of Overland Park. The show will run for April and May, and at about 85 linear feet of wall space will showcase nearly all of my current work. I'm also busy gathering display walls and a canopy so that I can apply to a few local outdoor art festivals and do one or two public demos, and will also enter a competition or two.

So, this month I am painting, writing, speaking, matting, framing, applying, gathering and preparing. And I'm spending a lot of money doing it.