Monday, May 26, 2008

My Cover Illustration

What a fun assignment this was...I was encouraged to use my collage techniques, with a mixture of photography and decorative papers and hand-drawn elements. The art director/graphic designer was a peach. She presented her thoughts for the cover in a very clear manner yet gave me free rein, so it made my job easy as well as fun. Thank you Janna!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Shy Girl

I had this little painting up for sale during last weeks big open studio event. One fellow walked up and looked at it and repeated the writing out loud to his male companions, "Shy Girl." he says."YEEEEAAAH right!" and all his buddies laughed hahahahahaha. No really, she IS shy! Shyness is exists, it's out there! And 5 minutes later, a woman walked up and purchased it for her daughter, whom I am sure must be shy. At least for now.

Friday, May 16, 2008

City Girl

The big open studios event, "Art-a-Whirl" starts tonight. Grab your purse, and c'mon down!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Girly Girl

Now that Spring is here, I want to be a girly girl, but none of my spring clothes fit! This happens every year. Somewhere during the course of our long dark Midwestern winter the girl who used to fit into her wardrobe disappears and pudgy winterworn version of her appears in the spring. Sigh. Ok, out come the exercise resolutions along with "I must eat better" mantras. Or maybe I'll just go buy new clothes in bigger sizes. (forget I said that last part).

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Paint your Nails

Paint your nails, get a new hairdo, a new tattoo, whatever it takes to get yourself moving, and come visit the 2008 Art-a-Whirl Open Studios event! (if you live outside of Minneapolis, you will have to buy a plane ticket in addition to the above). My studio is in the Northrup King Building, a historical site (former headquarters for the seed company of the same name) and home to 175 artists of varying talents: fine arts, crafts, furniture, apparel, etc. There will be demonstrations, music, free parking - an entire day of artistic diversions!

Dates and time are on the side bar. For more information and directions, see

See ya there!