In the Studio

Spring Cleaning Cliche

Some cliches exist for a reason and I definitely think spring cleaning is one of them. Every year, I dedicate some time to minimizing and cleaning up after myself. It's weird though, I never consciously think of it as spring cleaning, but a few months into the new year and right before taxes are due I always seem to purge myself of junk I don't need.

The before!

The before!

I don't know what it is, but I can be so nostalgic about things. For example, I just found an article on Bill Callahan from 1999. Why? Yes, it is nice to look at these things and remember a time. Yes, it is nice to have every art supply known to man, but do I use all of it? No. Do I need to save art materials for a future date? No!

As I get ready for some new things in the coming months, I am so happy that I will have yet again less stuff. I used to think having endless art supplies and keeping random stuff around was necessary, but no way. I'm over that now. I can't wait to show you when I'm done in a few weeks! After taxes, of course:)

Iceland Travel Art

I was thrilled to be working on this commission of an Iceland trip. The client sent me photos of various locations that meant something to her and her husband and I chose how to lay out the scenes. I can't wait to post the final in the next few weeks. I will be offering travel paintings like these in my Etsy shop. They are perfect for the trip of a lifetime, honeymoon keepsake or other adventures. Paintings will be offered in 8x10 and 11x14 sizes. I will be making an announcement about this new offering in the next few weeks!

An initial sketch for an Iceland trip commission.

An initial sketch for an Iceland trip commission.

New Campfire Art Print Available

I'm a little sad it's been so warm here in California. I like to camp in the winter when it's cold and there are less people, but I have a feeling we are skipping winter with the drought and warm weather we are experiencing. Still, I will be camping in a few weeks and I thought it fitting to post my art Firewater, which is now available as a print in my Etsy shop. I hope you have a serene weekend.

Firewater,  available  here

Firewater, available here