What's a Practice Piece?


I have never created a "practice" piece. For those that have been following me a long time, you have seen my artistic journey start to finish. You saw my beginning attempts and the changes experience has brought me over time. You've seen a dramatic difference to my work from just a couple years ago to what it is today. And though I've never hidden anything from you, I am now building a portfolio that is replacing my older works to reflect my current capabilities and I am removing the old work from my website and from print. 

You Missed Your Calling!


Has anyone ever said to you, "You missed your calling?" If I told you the number of times that's been said to me in regard to my creative writing, eye for design, heart for teaching and helping others, dabbles in photography, and my knack for business skills - I'd lose count. As much as that may be someone's innocent way to acknowledge your talents, the words can feel like a knife in your side. It's as if someone is suggesting you aren't living out your potential; that your abilities and talents are being wasted. 

Anniversaries and Portrait Surprises

He was a DJ and I loved to dance. Friendly acquaintances for years before dating, we now know we should have been together from the start We share obsessive cleaning skills, a love for music and laughter, and the pursuit of self-evolution. We have a love of helping others and, most definitely, the love for a plate of NACHOS. Most of all, we share a love for each other. Mr. B. is the biggest source of support I have ever known, and my life would never be what it is without him. He is what I cherish most.

5 Tips to Create A Social Media Marketing Plan


If you're anything like me, you're busy. Time is limited and precious. I need to be as efficient as possible with the time I spend marketing so I can get back to painting! The one thing that helps me keep everything flowing is creating a focused marketing plan. It keeps things consistent, creates less stress, and results in a targeted method sure to garner results. Here are 5 tips to help you create your own:






Creating Engagement Through Storytelling


Social media marketing can be quite challenging for creative entrepreneurs. It seems more difficult than ever to not only grow a following, but to grow an ENGAGED following. *Insert sound of crickets.


The Stories Within

Along the way, I have realized that all of my paintings tell a story. An unintentional, yet most definite, story. There is always a dreamy darkness, a bit of whimsy, and there is always, undoubtedly, a story. 

A Peak Into My Process

If you've never seen one of my pieces in person, it's really hard to understand the many layers that go into each creation. The details never quite translate fully through pictures and prints. When someone sees a work of mine for the first time, they start to realize there is more than meets the eye and always ask just how I came up with the final result.


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