Scribbles & Strokes

Sensory Deprivation: My Experience

Sensory Deprivation: My Experience

This fall is shaping up to be a little bit insane for both me and my husband, Joel. We both have a lot of very long, strange work hours. Earlier this week my husband surprised me with the news that we were trying Sensory Deprivation as a fun date. Sensory deprivation...

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Music to Paint To

Music to Paint To

I have synesthesia. All it means is I associate colors and moods with letters, numbers, words, but mostly sounds. I see colors when listening to music. Sounds strongly affect me and usually locks me into a mental state of deep thinking and creativity. Listening to...

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Faith over Fear

Faith over Fear

This past week has been a logistic nightmare and frankly it’s hard to think of a time when I have been more stressed over the business side of art.  I have been running around like a madwoman trying to get a high resolution scan of a painting that has been licensed to...

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Stretching Your Own Canvas

Stretching Your Own Canvas

Every time I stretch canvas and show sneak peeks of the process on Instagram I get a ton of questions. Most of the questions pertain to what I’m doing, or why I do things a certain way. Most of the questions revolve around very Googleable (it’s a word, don’t even...

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What Goes into a New Collection?

What Goes into a New Collection?

SO MUCH. That is the short, nondescript answer. A new collection is mostly a lot of decision making . Here is what it takes to put together a new collection. My collections tend to be very separate from each other. You can tell the artwork is by me, but the colors...

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Terminology: Originals, Prints, Works on Paper

Terminology: Originals, Prints, Works on Paper

What does it all mean?!? I often get emails or comments from collectors, potential collectors, or collaborators who ask for one thing and confuse me when they describe it and mean another. I'll give you an example. I recently got an email from someone asking for a...

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The Divide

The Divide

IT IS FINALLY HERE! The collection I’ve been working on slowly for over two years. This collection is deeply personal to me. I call this series The Divide. You can see and shop the full collection at Latela Gallery. We will also be hosting an opening show on June...

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The Power of Alone

The Power of Alone

I recently watched this Ted Talk by Susan Cain on the power of introverts. If you have some time, I encourage you to give it a listen. I wanted to tease out and discuss with you one of her overarching points....

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We Met On Instagram Group Show

We Met On Instagram Group Show

The East Coast Art Collective is hosting a group show at Willow Street Gallery in Washington D.C. I’m honored to be in this group show with a bunch of other super talented artists! Perhaps you’ve seen me promoting this group show. I just wanted to tell you what East...

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