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February 17, 2011

Cozy Companion - Oil, conte crayon on paper

I’m back! I haven’t had a moment to breathe lately! The shop is doing very well and I’m very very happy with its success. But I miss creating and I’m still trying to eek out some time to paint. Really paint.

Truthfully, I’ve gotten kind of bored with myself. And as a fiber artist, this just the topic to get me going! So I switched things up and broke out the oils. My parents gave me some oil sticks a while back. I just kind of went at it; I did a very quick doodle to prepare but I don’t think it informed the final piece at all.

I do feel a bit revitalized. Though finding time for larger, more involved pieces will still require a lot of motivation and perseverance on my part. I work best in small spurts with some longer sessions now and then. I’m thinking that’s the way to go. No more procrastinating – a little bit everyday. Slow and steady…Art – tortoise style?

ARN! Moves to

February 16, 2011

Art Right Now! has moved! We’ve started up at as the RI Area Art Right Now! in the hopes of finding new members and more opportunities for us to grow as a group. This is so exciting! The Message Board capabilities there are far superior to the Google Group we’re currently using. I missed being able to share outside work or work from missed meetings in the photo album. I feel great about this change.


ARN! Holiday Party 2010

Art Right Now Annual Show at WMOA

November 15, 2010

Better late than never!

This year’s show was great as usual. There were a couple bumps in the road but we all pulled together to make it work and the museum looked great.

My favorite wall was Deb Carlson’s. I love everything she does but especially her newest piece (at the time) that explores her feelings about  her sister’s breast cancer.


The works of Deb Carlson

The works of Deb Carlson


I did some larger pieces this year. They look so small once they’ve left my tiny basement studio. Next year – BIGGER!

The works of Chrystee Governo

The works of Chrystee Governo

As always, my boys were in attendance doing what they do best.


And here we go…

August 29, 2010

The ARN group show is coming up! I’m designing postcards for the group and thinking about my own promotional materials. Where do I direct people?!?!  I have a domain name but I don’t speak HTML or CSS and I have no idea what I am doing!

A friend suggested WordPress so I did some research. I found this great tutorial and I’ve been working my way through it slowly. I’m still tweaking the image widget thumbnail size and trying to figure out how to make this thing look clean and professional. I’d love to figure out how this guy did his widgets thumbnails. Looks like I might be learning some HTML and CSS whether I like it or not.