New Art for the Body, Costume Jewelry

This summer I created rings and pendants with resin and I added them to my shop this week. The rings include dry plants. The pendants are made with resin that includes heat sensitive pigments that are black when it’s cold and light gray when its warm. I put a ton of silver glitter in the…

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Have you had your art today?

“Have you had your art today?” is a new creative storytelling opportunity from Arts for Humanity! In response to the challenges presented by our current health emergency, the organization is offering a new platform to inspire the community to engage with their unique creative process. I’ve contributed three dream stories to the project to help seed…

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16 small paintings – sunny ☀️ work in progress photos

This series is bright colors with metallic acrylics. The loose canvas rectangles are cut from a larger piece. The main painting from this canvas was double sided. I will put photos of the original in the collage below. A Rumi poem inspired some of this work. Physical separation of the head with a cut canvas…

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What you do matters. Staying home-grounded-work

My daily creative practice requires self-discipline. The current health emergency is clearly in today’s drawing. The figure is bending the curve in my picture as we all aim to stop the exponential growth of the Covid-19 pandemic. I also choose to work with oil pastels from my great grandmother. I like using art materials given…

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4 Door 12×12 paintings for CAW’s Ready to hang art show

CAW is an amazing community art space in Santa Barbara. Today they have a one day pop up show that features over 400 artworks, all 12×12 inches in size. I submitted four from my door series.

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White peacock dream symbolism

Last night I dreamt that I found a peacock wandering on a tennis court and as I looked closely it’s feathers turned from dark to white. The transformation was so shocking and beautiful. I woke up in a state of wonder about what I had just experienced in the dream. It took me a while…

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Weight and balance challenges, bike art studio trailer update

I’m guilty of getting too excited and forgetting what I told myself about packing. I knew the drawers needed to be empty and yet I filled them. I knew all the weight had to be in the bottom and yet I packed extra things on top. Too heavy to bike uphill. Too light in the…

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Mermaid Party Ideas

My photos from today’s work on mermaid party kits. I’m learning so much by trying to make something to entertain groups of people! Today I set up a backyard party of 6, a beach party for 4, and an indoor party for 2. Do you have a favorite? They are for sale! (Click here to…

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