Illusion of Comfort

Evoking questions through art The predictable, familiar, and ordinary all describe what most consider elements of comfort. The systems and structures that we know, like, and trust, including emotions and thoughts, all fall into a little space often referred to as a comfort zone. Although this space tends to feel safe and secure, the very […]

Making a Barn Wood Art Block

I wanted to share how one of my favorite products from the studio are made – our Barn Wood Art Blocks! I love that my hubby and I are both part of the creation 🙂 Jason uses leftover slabs of barn board from his frames and attaches them to the sides of a solid block of […]

“Into the Forest” Journals

Journaling is one of the ways I organize my thoughts, record inspiration, plan ahead, check my progress, and a myriad of other things… You could say I’d be lost without this tool! It’s been a goal to have my own artwork printed onto journals since forever – and my first design is here! Now you […]

TJ Frames Co. – Custom Barn Wood Frames

My husband began making custom frames for my paintings early last summer, with beautiful old barn boards from the farm and other local farms. Our barn wood Art Blocks were created when remnants of shorter boards left over from his frames started to pile up! These blocks offer a wonderful and contemporary alternative to framing […]

“20/20” – As an Owl Sees

I titled this beautiful Barn Owl, my latest painting, “20/20” – As an Owl Sees, not only for the obvious reason that birds of prey have excellent vision, but also because of what I’m personally coming to realize. At the time I write this post, we humans, as a collective whole, have never in recent […]

Cultivate Calm – Coloring Sheets

For moments when you crave tranquility, turn to creativity… Download and print out a coloring sheet —  Plums, succulents, lilies, Steller’s Jay bird or a selection of hummingbirds (all from my paintings!) Develop greater mindfulness, relax into reflection, and cultivate calm! (Alternative idea: print image onto watercolor paper and take out some brushes!) Share your […]