Selecting the right paint brush for your art

Below are images from my brush collection and you can see I have a clear preference for square and round paint brush styles. I’m also including some dream statements that include the words character (1) and style in this post. Paint brushes have personality or characteristics that change with use. Selection on a brush for…

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Painting mermaids in the rain #360video

Working on a mural size painting of mermaids in the garage as it rains outside. Reflecting on the distortion in 360 camera shots.

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Decorative artsy uplifting lights for indoor rooms

Lights in a room at night make me happy 😊 below are pictures of my favorites: a new color changing led wall socket nightlight (thanks z), battery power twinkle white string of lights (thanks d), salt light, stained glass nightlight with violet bulb (yellow, green, blue, red, pink options too). All colors of the rainbow…

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Cleaning ash in art storage unit after Thomas Fire

I finally took a first crack at cleaning up the ash in my art studio storage unit, after the Thomas Fire. It was the largest fire in California history and lasted about a month-December 2017-January 2018. If anyone has walls to decorate… I’ve got art that needs a little TLC to clean up but would…

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I have a new 360 video camera from #Giroptic

I have a new 360 video camera that fits with my iPhone and iPad. The 360 camera is called the Giroptic iO HD 360 degree camera for iPhone/iPad. Right now it’s one of the affordable 360 cameras on the market. I’m having SO much fun playing with this video camera and exploring the possibilities with mobile…

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MX5 Mobile Art Studio Test 1

Today I tested working directly with the car as the studio. This is a little different from using the car to transport the smaller studio version that is a person-powered red wagon size studio. My intention is to keep the materials in the trunk and use the car as a table and power source while…

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Gold mirror photo booth cube for small object photography 

If you have small object that you need to photograph for an online store (like me), why not try a cube mirror shot? Small art objects are more affordable and safer to ship than large objects. However, it’s hard to get the sense of a 3D object in a photo.  What do you think of…

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805 Get Down by Everybody Dance Now at CAW #dance

Some photos and video from tonight’s dance event. I met several new people and had a nice time. 🙂 This was the second event I’ve taken this red wagon size studio setup to. I enjoy sharing my work and wish I had shown up earlier to meet more people and dance too!!! ​​

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Dance and Storytelling Video Testing

Dance Music Video “Won’t you be my hero? Please come capture me… You know I’ve been waiting here for you.” This is test video for dance with the hoop and music from Majestic. Because I was recording on all three of my devices, I was dancing with no music! You can tell… and the next time…

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Mobile art studio update

Today I added a couple items to my mobile art studio setup that displays small print editions that I have done like postcards, Original Odyssey cards, Mermaid Love Letter Stickers, and also drawings and small painting. The new items are: 3 magnetic file holders on wood board A box with custom 4 bins made from…

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