Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Arvada Center’s 23rd Annual Art Market.

Tonight, I’m tagging work to drop off for this (always beautiful)¬†show tomorrow morning.

The video includes some shots from last year’s show- my paintings can be seen on the far left at 4:41 in the video:)

Hoping it’s a great, lucrative year for the Arvada Center and for all the artists participating.

It is Steal Something Day

and I am cranky.

I get as annoyed as anyone else with the wads of ads in the Thanksgiving Day newspaper urging me to buy crap I don’t need.

But Adbusters’ “Buy Nothing Day” alternative has always rubbed me the wrong way, seemed a little sanctimonious.

It’s like that couple with the second home who wear new clothing and drive (new! expensive!) hybrid vehicles telling you all about their non-materialistic lifestyle while they sip their micro-brews.


So for others who don’t want to feel guilty about buying a loaf of bread today- if they can afford to buy a loaf of bread today- there is Steal Something Day, a snarky concept with a large grain of truth conceived by a group of anarchists in Montreal.

You could make a grand gesture today and pull a Jean Valjean.

CORE New Art Space is open tonight and I will be working there. Anyone who would like to celebrate Black Friday by buying art is more than welcome.

This economy has been particularly hard on visual artists.

Non-buying lookers are welcome, too. But please don’t steal anything:)

I’m not really that cranky. I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a lovely Thanksgiving. Happy Black Friday.


Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″. In fond memory of that year when Mom and I were so crazy that we dressed the cat up in baby clothes.

Also vaguely related to thoughts of Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

The Queen of Denial

Oil on canvas, 16″ x 16″.

In Dreams

My inspiration is flagging. I need to finish more paintings but feel drained. I grope around in the corners of my mind, desperately looking for it… and I listen to this song.

Roy Orbison. What a talent.

The Dragon who Ate my Dreams

Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.



18″ x 18″, oil on canvas

Stick Figure

Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.


Mariza was in Denver last night. It was a real treat to hear her sing songs filled with beautiful longing and sadness.

She sang one of my favorite fados, “Primavera.”

At one point she had to ask a person in the front row what on earth they were doing with their cellphone, anyway.


The Boar

Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.