All things Painty/Arty:

I’m really happy with some of the paintings I’ve done this month! I’m still trying to work on paper to save space, so I’m making the most of every sketchbook that I have.

I’m excited to have my art in two Literature Journals! For the Up The Staircase Poetry journal I am the May issue Guest Illustrator, and I will be the Featured Artist in the Spring issue of the Tulane Review.

I am preparing like mad to one big load in and one road show. It’s my first out of town Gallery so I’m pretty excited! I’m prepping merch and just sorting out which paintings will go into the show.

In my other life, school is almost over and I am in crunch time putting my final portfolio together. I’m really proud of what I have accomplished in this past year, and I even found out that I took first prize in a poetry contest! So, very exciting:-) I’m really happy with where my writing is right now, I have learned SO much!

All things At Home:

Our garden is coming in so nicely this year! It looks like instead of losing plants last winter, we have some new ones and some others are doing the best they ever have and, the biggest news, after 7 years our Wisteria finally bloomed this year and it-is-marvelous!

We don’t have too many big jobs on the agenda for this year, we need to remove the back deck and repair a window and I think that’s it. Yay – lots of time to write and paint!

The dogs are super healthy right now and enjoying being able to lay outside. I’m busy mentally preparing for forest fire season and trying to think of lots of indoor games:-)

Trying to lend a hand where I can and be as involved as I can be with anybody who asks.

UPDATED May 18th, 2019

Inspired by Derek Sivers.