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It’s Coming and I Can’t Stop it.

I still, regrettably, haven’t yet seen summer blockbuster, Wonder Woman, but the first day of my son’s kindergarten last week certainly make me feel like a version of her. By 10:00 am I had shipped paintings, run a 5k in the brutal heat, answered all my emails,...

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This Time It’s Personal

My 2017 new year’s resolution was to be consistent with this blog. Specifically, to blog every Monday whether I liked it or not. It only took me until June to stop missing Mondays, and since then I feel like all my posts could be summarized like this, “I’m so...

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Getting a Little Lost on the Way Forward

A couple weeks ago my teacher friend and all-around super-human posted to Facebook this image of a page from a children’s book she had been reading to her daughter. Her post then explained: I love keeping up with my students on social media because I love seeing their...

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You Might Not Like This One…

I need to come clean. There’s this place I don’t particularly care for, and judging by many of your social media posts, a lot of you apparently do. Can we agree to just disagree? I’m not a fan of Disney. Which is why it’s a funny story how yesterday I found myself...

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But You Love What You Do: The War of Art

I recently had the pleasure of attending a classical guitar concert after which a few musicians chatted about their art: did playing guitar ever feel like work? The consensus was a resounding yes. One guitarists suggested that he is happiest on a beach somewhere,...

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Can Art Really Do That?

Ya’ll. It’s one of those days. The art just isn’t quite happening, I got a disappointing work e-mail, and my child is, um, boldly spouting some “alternative facts” about a chocolate bunny I found under the sheets in the top bunk bed. Gross. So I made him a sandwich...

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Present Over Perfect

I’m still in the hustle. You’d think frantic breakfasts and repeated "please-put-your-shoes-on" would phase out a bit as summer settles in. When you work from home, summer inevitably brings it’s own hustle. A much needed break arrived last week-- I had the joy of...

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Single Mom on Mother’s Day

I had an honest-to-God good Mother’s Day for the first time since I’ve become a mom. There was nothing particularly different about it in theory except this time my four year old had the language skills to repeatedly ask me when it would be “child’s day,” unconvinced...

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You Know What Your Problem is?

“You know what your problem is?” a sassy little woman in a red hat asks me as I finish a stroke on my painting. I’m intrigued. My problem? I’ve got 99 and, well, you know the rest. “What?” I finally ask her. “You aren’t afraid.” She says it with admiration. Like...

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Lacey and Paul, Windsor Court 2/4/17

Lacey and Paul, Windsor Court 2/4/17

"Lacey and Paul" 24x30in. Wedding guests can order a print here.    This is how a painting starts. At this point, I had a good feeling about this reception, but what transpired was really unexpected. Let's start with the venue. This was my first time to...

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Kaci and Dustin, Balcony Ballroom 1/28/17

  Last weekend I painted at the wedding reception of Kaci and Dustin at Balcony Ballroom in Metairie. Let me tell you, it was a total party led by the dancing queen featured below. At one point she had a crowd all around her and she, well, let’s just...

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