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With One Arm Tied Behind My Back


Last week I was doing the dishes when a glass broke, resulting in a nasty cut to my left arm. My sister drove me to urgent care, where I received five stitches and a dismissive bandaid which hardly prompted the kind of sympathy I was looking for at home. The thing is, this isn’t my first rodeo. I had...

Christmas Unplugged


My kids are at that age when everything on their Christmas list has a power cord and costs at least 200 bucks. These are kids that live in a house with three tablets, two iMacs, a laptop and Kindles galore so what new gadget they could possible want/need is beyond my comprehension....

Week in Review(s)


It’s that time of year again! This has been a big week of painting, coffee-drinking and trips to the post office – all in preparation for Holiday 2014. It’s also the time of year when I talk a lot about painting but don’t really post any pictures because they are...

Bread to the Dead


Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! My Spanish is horrible, so I apologize in advance, especially to my pretty fluent husband who shakes his head at my pronunciation daily. We have these odd conversations where he speaks to me in Spanish, I understand completely but reply in English.

I digress.

It’s Day of the Dead, which is wrapped up with Halloween to...

Richie and Margot


Halloween is my favorite. This year, Dr. Rossman and I fulfilled one of my costume-y dreams by dressing as Richie and Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums. If you haven’t seen the movie, they are sad-serious characters, so that is why our expressions are sad-serious. We had to do a lot of photo retakes because we were laughing.

My real costume...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…


Day of the Dead is just around the corner, and to celebrate, I’m linking to my Dia de Los Muertos portrait series from 2011. Feel free to browse, get inspired and if you would like to order your own portrait, hit me up by email. I’m dreaming up my next...

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…


So, here’s a fun thing. My paintings of Ree Drummond’s kiddos are on her Food Network set this season. Like, right out in the open in every shot of her fridge. It’s so cool, I still geek out every Saturday when I see my art on television. What a dork.



Ree Drummond posted a couple of photos to Instagram today, showing my portraits of her for kiddos hanging in her kitchen. For someone who makes her living writing and blogging about food, it’s a high honor to have her looking at my art every day while she cooks and does dishes.

It was a great way to...



You know that thing when you suffer an unspeakable family tragedy and you recognize within moments that it’s the kind of thing that changes the course of your life and others forever? And you start feeling unsettled as you watch things and people changing and slipping away from you? And then you receive more unthinkable, unbearable news and for...



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