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Mid-Year Review

Wow, is it July already? Well, Quilting Jetgirl is having a Mid-Year Review linkup in company with last year’s Planning Party. So I wanted to track my submissions, which I have not done, but I also didn’t submit many places.  However, I can add two new ribbons to my collection, Honorable Mentions from the South Texas […]

2018 Planning Party

Here’s hoping this blog is working well enough for a new post, because I’m joining Quilting JetGirl’s 2018 Planning Party. Looking Back at 2017 The big one: installed my Innova longarm in January. Completed quilts: – (You Can’t) See Buddhas of Bamiyan – Jewels of the Ocean – Portrait of Josianne mini – Women’s Rights […]
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Painted Hippo Studio booth at Pearland Art & Crafts in the Pavilion, October 1, 2016.

Pearland Art and Craft on the Pavilion

Time to start craft-fairing. I finally bit the bullet, and thanks to my friends who also craft, we put together a fantastic set-up for our work at the Pearland Art and Craft on the Pavilion fair.  I got a lot done in a very short time.  I am especially impressed because at the same time […]
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Face Off: Alla Prima Portraits Live

It’s the first night of the 2015 Art of the Portrait Conference from the Portrait Society of America. Tonight was the Face Off: 15 artists, 5 models, 2.5 hours. The opportunity to watch so many master portrait artists at work was fantastic. And intimidating! Looking into the future here, I guess.  There’s a long way […]
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New Year, New Work

I’ve been enjoying some serious and intensive art marketing and business training for the last couple of weeks, in company with a fantastic Artists’ Retreat in Galveston and some other events. It’s been a long few weeks since I returned to town from my annual trek to the outskirts of Philadelphia for the New Year. […]