Backstage at the Phoenix Zoo

I was thrilled to be a part of a small group of artists who were given a backstage tour of the Phoenix Zoo.  We had a guided tour by golf cart, with a very savy employee.  It was great to arrive at the enclosures just as the animals were released first thing in the morning.…

Try, try, try, and finally…SUCCESS!

Ever have one of those challenging projects that seems to turn to crap, no matter what you try differently?  This image was my nemesis for the past six months.  I probably painted this same sketch a half dozen times before I finally achieved my desired result.  There is a lot to say for tenacity. Frustration…

If you need me…I’ll be in the studio

I’ve spent the last few days on the unpleasant tasks of transferring my website host from 1&1 to GoDaddy. I think some of these hosting companies make it difficult to leave them on purpose. I’m sure for those website wizards out there, you know who you are, it’s all so easy. For me, it’s complicated…

New Year, New Goals

2015 is my year of watercolor devotion.  It is my number one goal this year, to be the best possible artist that I can be. I spent the last five years dedicated to my own sterling silver jewelry design business.  It was fun, exhausting, thrilling, irritating, interesting, expensive, and creative.  It also exacerbated osteoarthritis in…