Not Just a Portrait Artist

I want to be more than just a portrait artist. This feeling especially hits me this time of year. I’ve finished 7 portraits and have 3 more to go before Christmas.  I get burnt out on drawing them, I couldn’t keep this kind of pace up year round.  That itch to do more and find […]

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The Artist Gene

I am elbow deep in portraits right now and I love it. I’ve had a record number of portrait requests this season and I couldn’t be more grateful. It is also a ton of work to get done in a short amount of time. So this week instead of creating something additional to my portrait […]

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Santa Graffiti

My husband and I have moved to four different cities during our 13 years together. It wasn’t until we started a family that where we lived felt like home. We’ve been in the same place for six years now. We have a life here, friends, favorite hiking paths, Taco Tuesday, a church. I see people […]

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A Lot Like Life…..

Not everything I try comes out perfect the first time. When I have an idea in mind and try and execute that idea it either 1) Comes out exactly how I had planned, 2) comes out better than I had planned or 3) creates frustration and multiple attempts at correction and in the end I […]

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Silhouettes Galore

Long before Cricut and Silhouette machines became popular, hand-cut silhouettes were a thing. Still hanging somewhere in my childhood home are 3 hand-cut profile silhouettes of my brothers and I as babies. I’ve always liked the silhouette, simple and understated. This week I got creative with the silhouette trying to bring it up to modern […]

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Work In Progress

  My first official blog post! Each week, I will either choose a theme, or medium (i.e. watercolor), or process and explore that subject. My blog is quite literally my work in progress. I have no formal art training, other than high school and a painting class I sat in on while at WVU, so […]

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