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This past weekend was the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts! It was fantastic! This was my first big art festival. It was so great to hear feedback on my paintings first-hand, and it was so inspiring when people really gushed over my stuff! I sold so many more paintings than I had expected to. […]

I have some exciting news – I’m going to be teaching painting on canvas classes at Claytopia in Erie, PA! Shortly after I moved here, I met Gretchen from Claytopia. She invited me to teach painting on canvas classes there. I did a practice class last Friday, and it went really great! The classes will […]

Today the Erie Book Store opened up a coffee shop inside! I’m so excited because after moving to Erie in February, I’ve been looking for a cute little independently-owned coffee shop (I’m not much into chains) and haven’t had any luck. Also, I love the Erie Book Store because they are really involved in the […]

Today is my 30th birthday! Wow, what a year it has been. So much has happened this past year! I illustrated my first children’s book! I participated in my first art festival (a small one :)). I traveled to Ireland, Scotland, and Switzerland with friends. I adopted a sweet lovey-dovey 12 year old cat named […]

I’m submitting my artwork to Artomat! They take old cigarette vending machines and turn them into art vending machines. There are over 90 machines in existence today! (Find one near you!) In order to get your art into Artomat, you have to submit a prototype to get their approval. I just finished making my prototype […]

A year and a half ago, my dad passed away. Since then, I have realized that life is just too short to put off doing what you love (I always get sad when I remember that my dad never ended up retiring and doing woodwork), and that life is constantly changing. I’ve also learned the […]

We had an early Halloween party at work this year, and I decided to dress as a calico cat, inspired by my kitty Debay which I had until she was 19 years old. She was my best friend.     It actually ended up being much easier than I thought it would be! I got […]

I got an email today about some fan art! Awhile back I sold this painting: The buyer just emailed me and told me his daughter created some art based on my painting! So adorable!! And so exciting that I am inspiring little artists :)

Just got back from my art show – it was really fun! I had a pretty steady stream of visitors (thank you to everyone who came!) and I even made some new friends! Here are some pictures of a few of the people who dropped by. I wish I got pictures of all my visitors […]

It’s finally October! And I just finished putting my artwork up at Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company! It will be up the whole month of October. There will be a special Meet the Artist gathering this Sunday October 9th from 1-4pm. If you’re in the South Bay area, I’d love for you to stop by […]