Mixed Media Portraiture: A Virtual Showing

I recently finished a 10-week class titled, Mixed Media Portraiture, led by Martha Miller.  I love Martha’s mixed-media style.  It’s dreamy, colorful, and slightly imperfect, yet captures her subject matter wonderfully.  I know I sound cliche, but her stuff really tells a story.  Her fearless mark making is certainly something I envy.  This class was […]

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Poop and Pee is Our Bread and Butter Plus Other Dirty Little Secrets VOLUME 1

Addiction.  I am a human being with an addictive personality.  As far as I’ve seen, at age 37, I think this character trait is by far more the rule for humans instead of the exception. One of my hardest earned accomplishments in life thus far is quitting smoking cigarettes.  I smoked for 8 years, almost […]

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Somerset Apprentice Winner Announced!!!

As promised (I think it’s just now been ten days) I literally put the names of all who commented on my last post into a bowl and mixed them up.  I had my helper choose one name.  (Oh how I do looooooove to do this!)  I decided to get my vintage typewriter out and get […]

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Stampington Sponsored Giveaway: Win the latest Somerset Apprentice Magazine Plus Some Extra Goodies!!!!

I respect the wonderful weirdos of the world;  the artists, the dreamers, the inventors; those colorful souls that stand out against the rest.  The ones who stick their oddball neck out in the face of normalcy often to be scoffed at by others.  The ones who put their strange foot forward and march.  I can […]

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Happy Birthday Yet Again, Mom!

It’s that day of the year again. Today is my very dear and very deceased mother’s birthday.  She would have been 58 years old.  My mother died 18 years ago, at age 40, from metastasized breast cancer.  The closer I get to the big 4-0, the more I realize how tragically young 40 really is. […]

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