October Challenges

The beginning October came in like a fury, and I found myself running around like Superwoman trying to do it all. The rain on Saturday didn’t deter me from going to craft and art event of another artist that my mother-in-law hosted. My husband and I drove through the buckets of heavy rain coming downContinue reading “October Challenges”

Inktober and Preptober are here!

Preptober is here!!!  I had another post ready to go when I did a 180 and changed my mind in what I’m going to do for Preptober.  I’ve had a goal of publishing another illustrated book so I’m going to use the month to focus on the scenes and writing for a graphic style novel. Continue reading “Inktober and Preptober are here!”

Outdoor Event – September 18th

Friday is here and I’m running around getting everything ready for tomorrow’s show. Last coats of glaze will go on and packing and repacking will happen because my brain wants to add more to the already packed boxes for tomorrow. My Thanksgiving dinner will be on display along with some fantastical creatures. I might evenContinue reading “Outdoor Event – September 18th”

Fall Is In Session!

The school year has officially started and summer ended after Labor Day. We are two months away from NaNoWriMO and my mind is on Preptober. The question is, am I going to do Preptober and Inktober? I bought my ink pad over the weekend to give it a try. I thought I would follow theContinue reading “Fall Is In Session!”

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! The last day of the Minnesota State Fair is here but I had my fill of fried food on a stick. My long weekend was filled with running errands and accidents with a hot glue gun. After watching other artists create miniature models out of Amazon boxes, I was inspired to createContinue reading “Happy Labor Day!”

Countdown Is On!

The countdown was going all week and we’re one day away from the Minnesota State Fair!  The crowds are waiting for the gates to open and my belly is fasting until I can fill it with all the fair food I can find.  It’s a day of indulgence and the excuse of “walking the caloriesContinue reading “Countdown Is On!”

Grade School Ideas for Adults

Midnight passed last night and my mind decided to wake up again.  I wandered down the hallway in the dark thinking about my next show.  An image of my books sitting on the corner, waiting to be signed passed through my mind and then new ideas started to form.  The next thing I knew, YouTubeContinue reading “Grade School Ideas for Adults”

Miniature Worlds

Imagine living in a miniaturized world where everything shrinks down to the size of a dime. Last night, I spent hours sculpting croissants and donuts in that world. I felt like I entered a bakery filled with pink frosting and sprinkles. Creating smaller than life size food made me think about classic children’s stories andContinue reading “Miniature Worlds”

Memes and TikToks

The end of July is a day away and I feel like a TikTok. I have a long to-do list but you know what I did – “I took a nap”. Yes, all those on TikTok can hear the music playing in the background. I closed my eyes last night before dinner and woke upContinue reading “Memes and TikToks”

The Pen and Paintbrush

This weekend’s show was a mix of new faces, family, and fellow creatives. I have to begin with a “Thank you!” To all those who stopped by the The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market this weekend! The waves of people visiting all happened so quickly. There was a flurry of showing new pieces andContinue reading “The Pen and Paintbrush”

Words and Art

Show day is tomorrow at The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis at 12:30 pm. I’m excite not just for the weeks creating new art pieces but for the opportunity to have a simultaneous book signing opportunity. A return of regular books events has begun! I’ve impatiently waited for an event where readersContinue reading “Words and Art”

Celebrating Independence

I hope everyone enjoyed their Independence yesterday!  I have to say that I’m thankful to live in a place where I can express myself through art and writing freely.  I’m grateful to have a roof over my head, and to never lack for food.  Being a foodie, maybe I indulge a little much.  There’s aContinue reading “Celebrating Independence”