Yay! It is happening! I'm going to be honest. I really went back and forth, if I could make art everyday again for another year. Showing up every single day and carving out time to dedicate to art, is hard. But it is one of the most rewarding experiences and gifts you can give to yourself everyday. This is the one time of day that you can take the time and truly create whatever you want to create.  I am so excited to embark on the second year of making art every day.  It's the time to make the impossible possible. The best part about this project is seeing what could happen. Now a few ground rules for this project and here they are! 1. Make art everyday, no matter how big or small. Any medium counts. Even if I draw a stick person or just snap a blurry photo, the point is just to make art. 2.  I am not allowed to give up. This is very important. 3.  I am not allowed to throw away any artwork or rip out any pages in my sketch book. I am allowed to start over.  I have ...
Last one! I did it. Seriously. I can't believe it. I never thought I would make it past for the first week and now as I sit here the very last day of making art in 2015. I did it.  Stay tuned for 2016 o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 365. To read more about this awesome project click  here ...
Geez! I am so extremely humbled about making art each and every day in 2015.  so humbled. It's been one of the hardest challenges ever and the most rewarding. It sounds pretty simple to just make art everyday but tough on the days when life is so full there is no time. My main goal at the start of this project was to keep art in my life after having my second baby.  The second part was seeing where my art would take me.  I never really kept a sketch book before this project.  I tried.. lots of time, but never really went for it and completed a sketchbook from begining to end. This year I learned so much about the craft of making art and painting.  I have been painting for a long time but this is the first time that I have painted consistently everyday and for a entire year! I still really love to oil paint and this little project made me want to paint even more. It made me realize I have so much to explore with my art, like I am just at the tip of the iceberg. Making art is s...
deer crossing. 30 minute sketch. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 364. To read more about this awesome project click  here ...
out in nature this week o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 363. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
our view. and so much snow. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 362. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
not much time to paint today. we are spending the rest of the year up in a cabin in the woods with my whole family.. which includes my parents and both my sisters and their families. and i really have to utilize my morning art time and not drink too much wine in the evenings. :)  Hope your having a wonderful Sunday. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 361. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
5 DAYS to go! snow owl.  owl you need is love o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 360. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
Merry Christmas! and Happy Holidays. Have a wonderful day and get off the internet!  We are spending the day with our kiddos and making roasted a lemon rosemary chicken with mashed potatoes and chocolate cake. yum! the best. Have a beautiful day!  o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 359. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
warm jam cookies and tea. 30 minute sketch o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 358. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
spending so much time in the kitchen due to the holidays. Nora and Everett love to bake pretty much anything and it has been the best part about the holidays this year. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 357. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
bed of roses and portrait practice. 2 sick kiddos and 1 sick husband. very hard to make art today. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 356. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
mittens and a cup of cocoa. 30 minute sketch o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 355. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
and Winston the pug. of course looking amazing as ever with his reindeer hat. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 354. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
quick Portland city scape. Everything is in full swing of the holidays and there is no time to paint. yikes! o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 353. To read more about this awesome project click  here ...
vintage zero fan. 20 minute sketch. o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 352. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
portrait practice o il on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 351. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
a morning moment oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 350. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
bubbles. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 349. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
morning light. i think it's my favorite sort of light. 20 minute sketch. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 348. To read more about this awesome project click  here ...
inside joke.  20 minute sketch oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 347. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
rainy day traffic jam. 30 minute sketch. Tonight is the opening for the Big500. I have 15 paintings in this amazing holiday art show. Yay! it's seriously the best and if you're in Portland, this is the best place to pick up a special holiday gift. More details click here. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 346. To read more about this awesome project click  here ...
Happy Friday! a sweet bird. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 34. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
portrait practice. hey nurse oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 344. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
a moth to a bulb. feeling a little on the stuck side.. but it's hard to get a good chunk of time of painting during the holidays. 30 minute sketch oil on wood panel. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 343. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
it's been raining a lot over the last week and different parts of Portland have been flooding like crazy.  oil on wood panel. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 342. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
a room with a view. oil on paper. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 341. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
"Do one thing everyday that scares you." Eleanor Roosevelt.  no diving or jumping. 20 minute sketch. oil on paper. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 340. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
watermelon and a vintage phone. feeling especially creative today, I think its going to be fun to start working on some new projects in the coming year. oil on wood The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 339. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
saw this magical buck everyday over this past weekend. he kept coming and visiting my parents home at dawn. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 338. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
It is no joke that Everett is a very picky eater and he doesn't like to get his hands dirty. He is only one and has a very strong opinion about what he likes and what he doesn't. He is pretty much the exact opposite of his big sister Nora. Nora loves to get messy and just dives right in for every meal. Everett on the other hand is a challenge and looks at his food carefully.  If it's a new food, he puts out one finger out and touches the food. Picky! or maybe I should say cautious.  Oxo Tot sent me a care package with all of the essential gear needed for the picky and non picky baby and toddler. Seriously.. since Everett is such a picky eater, this is exactly what the doctor ordered. I decided to make a special batch of pumpkin pancakes which even the pickiest eater can not refuse.  Perch Boosted Seat with Straps // Divided Plate with Removable Ring // Fork and Spoon Set Ingredients: 1/2 cup of Pumpkin Puree 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1 cup milk 1 egg ...
portland house. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 337.. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
portrait practice. how much is that doggie in the window. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 336.. To read more about this awesome project click  here...
moths getting a lift from an elephant. I am so close to making my goal for this year. I can't believe it. I'm also home from vacation and I can't wait to make art in my studio again. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 335.. To read more about this awesome project click  here...