Monthly Archives: January 2016

30 in 30 Day 29 – Joyful Tortoise

Slow and steady wins the race.


Oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″ Available here.

One more and I am done, however behind I might be.

Emptied out my studio and said goodbye today.


30 in 30 Day 28 – Flight

Yes, it is actually January 29 which means I am a day late. As a friend recently confessed to me, time is not so much linear anymore. It’s more like a deep pool.

“Flight,” oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″


Available here.

I may be misquoting him. Anyway, I am a day late with this painting, but a busy day it has been. Schlepping for hours and the studio is empty of art. A few bits of wrapping and hardware remain. I’ll fetch those things tomorrow.  It echoes, like the first day I popped my head in to that room to take a look. Onward.

30 in 30 Day 27 – Waiting for the Cows to Come Home

Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″



Only 3 days left and I’m finally caught up. (For today.) I just might make it after all.

30 in 30 Day 26 – Silent Owl

In rather loud colors.

Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″


Available here.

If I stay up like an owl and finish another painting before  midnight, I will be all caught up!

30 in 30 Day 25 – A Cat Named Solomon

Trying to catch up!

Oil on stretched canvas, 8″ 8


Available here

I was thinking about custody battles. I was thinking about cats.

I wanted to find a great rendition of No, No, Non Si Speri but once I went down that rabbit hole I found this beautiful Dido’s Lament by Jeff Buckley and I couldn’t resist.


Tomorrow is my beautiful mother’s birthday and I will be sharing most of the day with her. I also am less than 10 percent moved out of my studio. Will I be able to catch up? I have no idea…

30 in 30 day 24 – Drowning

Super late. Still hoping to catch up. We’ll see.


Oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″

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30 in 30 Day 23 – Hallelujah

Hallelujah for the specter of a good night’s sleep.


Oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″

Available here

I wanted to name our first daughter Hallelujah, because I thought it would be wonderful to yell that name at dusk across the playground when it was time to go home. Frank objected.


I wanted to name our second daughter Impunity, so I could run with Impunity, sleep with Impunity, bake cookies with Impunity. Again Frank came at me with his rationality and his compassion for our children… oh well.



Tomorrow is my last public day at Fresh Art Studio F. I’ll be there from 1 to 4. I doubt anyone else will, as the Broncos will be playing. The week after, I’ll be moving out. I’m ready. We received the news just before Christmas that we were to vacate at the end of January. I’ve had a while for the sadness to settle in, and two of my Fresh Art studio colleagues – all are wonderful  and have come to feel like family to me – have already vacated.

I will probably come home and bawl my head off tomorrow evening.

But that’s ok, too. It’s time to schlep it all out and put it to rest.

30 in 30 Day 22 – Wendy

Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″


Available here.

30 in 30 Day 21 – The Things You Can’t Remember…

…Tell the Things You Can’t Forget

Oil on stretched canvas, 8″ x 8″


Available here

30 in 30 Day 20 – Register your Absence Here

I may have been listening to a little too much Alan Watts these days.

But I find it helpful when my imaginary therapist refuses to return  my calls.

“Register Your Absence Here”


Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″

Available here.