looking forward to a well needed break and escaping . at the beach to run with the sand pipers oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 90.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 89.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
balloons. always happy balloons. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 88.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
the sun came out for a few minutes this morning before the big curly clouds decided to roll in. Everett and Nora were both up last night, being scared of the dark.  oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 87.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
I was recently hanging out with a few of my friends and we had the greatest idea ever and that was to get together and do a Portland Pizza Crawl. Now, don't be jealous, because it's a pretty fantastic idea. The objective is to obviously eat amazing pizza, but to also be on the quest to find the very best pizza in all of Portland or at least try as much pizza as possible. You could say, I am a bit of a pizza connoisseur, and I think if I could eat one food for the rest of my life, it would for sure be pizza. So this won't be the first installment in this series. First Stop was Pizza Jerk, and I have heard a few good things about it, but I am skeptical because you won't know until you actually taste it. We walked in and it has a neighborhood classic pizza atmosphere with checkered table cloths and the bearded owner greeting us. We ordered the half Cully which is pepperoni, pineapple, bunk hot peppers, basil, and bee local honey. On the other half was Jimmy Pesto J...
"Well-behaved women seldom make history."  – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 86.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
piles of laundry.. never ending. never ending. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 85.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
  a morning moment of spring showing up. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 84.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
it has been one of the coldest winters in Portland's history and I can't get these snow capped mountains out of my mind.. oil on wood The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 83.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
apparently the teenagers next door parents are out of town and the cops were called. ha! 20 minute sketch. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 82.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
woke up extra early today. my 30 minute portrait practice- warm up sketch. checker from 7-11. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 81.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
more nights of not sleeping.. but life is but a dream. oil on wood The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 80.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
All I have been able to think about it is the sound of the ocean. oil on wood The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 79.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
i almost didn't recognize that the sun finally came out for one whole day and its supposed to be even more rain next week. this weekend was filled with some well needed family and friend time. 20 minute sketch. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 78.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho,  The Alchemist oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 77.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
Happy Friday. I am so ready for the weekend! oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 766.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
cracked farm eggs. oil on wood The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 75.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
I started a YouTube channel. I started with uploading every single one of my sketchbooks. Yay! It felt pretty great, sort of like cataloging and looking back on my art making journey. It's crazy looking back and seeing how far I have come with daily practice. I started out my journey working out of just one sketchbook. It slowly grew because I wanted to work in different sizes, and I now work out of 4 different sketchbooks, so it takes much longer to fill one up. I also love the idea that I can have a quick look through of my daily inspiration. I can see how far I've grown and were I want to grow as an artist. I plan on updating the space a whole lot more with some how to videos and painting videos, but if there is anything that you want to see, let me know!....
flying in my dreams. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 74.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
I am so incredibly proud of my husband Tim.  He has been working very hard on this brand new game for your IOS phone. It's a super fun free arcade game and it's available for down load right now.  He works on these games with the extremely talented and long time friend Tyler. Gosh I am so proud! You guys go get it! Download Here. ...
ready for a get away. oil on wood The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 73.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”  ―  John Muir Thank you for everything and it means a lot to me to know that people care. I haven't been able to respond to all the texts, notes, and emails because I'm still a big ol' cry baby about it and it hurts.  Painting helps but art always does. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 72.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
Today is a sad day in the Sears Family. Winston collapsed this morning and was rushed to the emergency room. He passed away in my arms on the way to the hospital. At the hospital, they did CPR and an ultrasound. The vet found a large mass in his liver, indicated the cause was more than likely to have been liver cancer.  Winston was my first baby and the most loyal dog a person could ask for. He was always on guard, the softest pug around and the loudest snorer.  We bought him the first year of our marriage. He came with us when we moved into our first home.  He was there waiting for us after both of our children were born and greeted them with big huffs and sniffs.  He always smelled faintly like corn flakes and purple soda. He was my dog and he was loved. So loved and I miss him. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 71.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
Still feeling the lack of creativity and just talking about it helps. blurry rainy day drive. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 70.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
Im just a little black rain cloud. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 69.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
So I suffer from bouts of not wanting to be creative and make art. It's sort of a double edged sword, I miss art and miss being inspired, but I don't want to make it. I know that it will come around but I'm back to painting at my kitchen table, which my husband hates. It was relieving to just make something in a different light.  “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.”  ―  J.A. Redmerski ,  The Edge of Never oil on wood. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 68.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
Its International Women's Day! We need to stick together and be together. For all those women who are able to strike, I am there with you. oil on paper. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 67.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
still trying to find the time for art and playing catch up. target check out girl. portrait practice oil on paper. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 65.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
I'm not usually away from my children for more than a few hours, and going away for a few days is a huge deal. Everett took it pretty tough this year and woke up at 4 am and wanted to talk about it. Poor guy, eventually I convinced him everything is ok and 4 am is time for sleep. Waking up at 4 am does have it plus sides, I did find my Valentine's day candy stash. oil on paper. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 65.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
morning reflection. 15 minute sketch oil on panel. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 64.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
10 minute sketch this morning. I am an this habit of waking up early everyday, to get some alone time with me and my work. During this retreat, Im embracing just creating and making, but I still crave those moments  of being alone.  oil on panel. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 63.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
morning painting as the forrest just starts to wake up and the gray light touches the green. oil on panel. The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 62.  To read more about this awesome project click  here . ...
The Enormous Tiny Art Show opens tomorrow at the Nahcotta Gallery in New Hampshire. I am super excited to have 6 paintings in this special show.  If you can't make the show, you can check out the painting online. Click here! Details about the show! Nahcotta 110 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH 03801 Opens March 3rd ...
road trip. out in the woods for next few days. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 61.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....
headed out of town for an art retreat, but lets be honest I am running out of town! can't wait. oil on paper The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 60.  To read more about this awesome project click  here ....