Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pattern Dance

Pattern dance color play.  A new spread in my mini sketchbook.
The hot days & sunshine have me reaching for the brightest colors I can find.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend

A parade of popsicles... I'll take on of each!
This weekend came just in time.  I'm in desperate need of a
l  o  n  g   holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Surtex 2018

What a whirlwind the last month has been!
So many exciting things going on with my little studio.
After months of preparation I now get to check Surtex 2018 off my to do list!
(yes, I make lists...)

This was our 14th year exhibiting at Surtex.  The show has changed over time. (most things do)

My goal this year has been not just to check the tasks off but to do my best to be present with each.  So often it's just about getting it done. (particularly when you get stressed & busy)
I found myself although feeling overwhelmed at times enjoying the whole process so much more when I stay present with what I'm doing and not letting my mind flutter off to the next job.

Antonio & I took our son Luca to the show.  I'm not sure he really believed I have a job.  Working from home it can be ambiguous to the ones around you how it all works.  I think him seeing his dad & I at work with other humans gave him a better idea of what we do.  He often says "you're lucky you just draw all day" and I reply there's much more to it than that.  But, when I stop & think about it
he's right I basically just draw all day & sometimes at night.
And, I do so happily!

Luca (age 10) & almost as tall as me in heels.
(the vitamins are working)

P.S. A special thanks to this guy who is always supportive & patient with me.
Having your own business is hard work!
He let's me live in my own little world & makes me feel safe with all the parts I'm so bad at.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Roll with it!

This is my mantra for the week.
I just wrapped up a big book project &
we leave for N.Y.C in 3 days.  There's still so many little
details to attend to before the Surtex show. (and many more after)

This time of year always feel like a mind blow but I'm rolling with it!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

A bouquet for mom.
(painted with gouache)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Hola, MAY!
The sun is shining, flowers are blooming & time is flying by.
(this time of year is so lovely & unfortunately so busy)
Trying to savor each day & not get caught up in the TO DO list.
It always gets done.