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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Yes! Space to paint! Before & after outdoor studio spring cleaning 🧹

Can you tell what’s before and what’s after in the studio photos? I’ve spent about 3 hours setting up to paint. The weather is finally cooperating and I can finally work in my outdoor studio. Today included brushing away the cobwebs and ripping out the weeds that have grown over the winter and spring. If…

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Notes from Art and Psyche IV, conference​ days 1 and 2

The Art and Psyche Conference is designed to engage the imaginative processes of psychotherapists of all kinds alongside members of the art community in order to creatively expand one’s understanding of depth psychology. Bringing together professionals from various fields creates an environment of cross-fertilization and the opportunity to experience psychology through painting, music, poetry, and…

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Participating in experiential project design by momentum projectlab

Today I participated in a group visioning session as part of a series in phase 3 of Santa Barbara County is creative communities project. The creative communities project will result in a strategic arts plan for the Santa Barbara County and is being created by momentum projectlab out of LA. I really enjoyed participating in…

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What art supplies should I take on my trip to Italy?

I’ve been asking myself what art supplies to take on my trip to Italy. I’m going for about a week and my luggage is minimal. I remember that, in the past, I’ve enjoyed sketching people and buildings while traveling. People who are sleeping are best because they stay in one place long enough to draw.…

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Learning improv, and lovin’ it, thanks to the CAW pilot workshops in Santa Barbara

I started an improv class at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). We are learning a form of improv theater from Michael Bernard. Tonight I watched a professional team perform. I rented the video, TJ and Dave; trust us this is all made up, on amazon. There are many concepts in this art form that I…

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