Monday, December 12, 2016

The Abundant Artist Instagram Challenge

Today for the #TAAIGChallenge, I wanted to share my favorite Instagram sites.   I'm following @homeonfernhill because you can't have art without  a great place to hang it.  I love her rich colors and delicious textures.  I follow because her florals remind me to keep my florals fresh and loose.  And then there is @sasha.borisovich.  Wow. Fractured images and reflections to die for!  You should definitely check them out.

I am a newbie to Instagram, so I can't wait to discover more favorites and to understand all this hashtag jargon. 
What are your favorite Instagram accounts?"

Thursday, December 8, 2016


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Why in the world does inspiration have to hit you in the middle of the night?  3:15 a.m. and the creative juices are flowin!  So excited! Entire new direction for my 30 paintings in 30 days and I think you're gonna love it.  So many people comment how my art makes them smile and I must have so much joy in my studio.  Bam! 3:15 a.m. and the images are dancing around in my head so I finally have to get up and scribble the ideas down. 

30 Paintings in 30 days will have critters and joy!  You're gonna love it!  Stay tune!  Don't miss a single post: Hit the "Follow" button!

Might as well brew a cup of coffee, I'll have to sleep tomorrow!  :o)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Featured Artist-Appleton Monthly

Excited to find the Appleton Monthly distribution on the shelves today and my Featured Artist article: Telling Stories Through Color.  They do not have an electronic version, so you can pick up a copy at Fox Valley area stores or read the article here:

 A big "thank you" to Courtney Cerniglia for stopping at my art booth in July, getting to know me a bit and for her lovely writing!

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Year Interaction

It is my goal in 2017 to give my followers a little more insight into my personal life as it pertains to my artwork.  I am hoping to learn how to create some videos for you and to give you a little more insight on my processes. 

I insanely signed up for the 30 Paintings in 30 days challenge again.  I have a new grandbaby due soon, so I maybe painting ahead of time in order to keep up and I'll need to bring my paints along and squeeze in some art while the angel baby and mama sleep.

Leslie Saeta (our hostess for this challenge) suggests selecting a theme.  I have decided to make my theme the 2017 Color Trends.  This means, a palette of desert toned neutrals: Terra Cotta, Saffron and cork.  Botanicals are still trending, so Emerald and Guacamole greens with a plant theme.  Also, there is a Nordic influence in 2017; minimalistic, cool colors like Icelantic Blue and warm grays.   I hope to capture these trends with the 30 in 30 challenge.

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