Month: August 2018

Stepping Out at the Night Market

It’s been quite a busy and eventful week with some really great moments. First of all, I want to send out a big “Thank You” to everyone who visited my booth at last Saturday’s Night Market in Market Square. If you haven’t yet visited the Night Market, you don’t know what you’re missing! For me, after a long summer of being wrapped up in family matters, I was happy to be out in public again, meeting people and talking about art. It felt wonderful to finally be stepping out… but I wasn’t the only one! The twins made their first

Back in the Saddle Again!

Finally (with plenty of encouragement from friends and family), I’m painting again! As you can see, I have been working on Santa’s hands – one holds a glass of milk, while the other holds letters from children all over the world. I feel as if these hands tell the whole story of the developing painting. I wanted to show you these small sections of the painting so you can see the great detail that goes into it. As you may already know, the medium I work in is soft pastel chalks. Everything I paint is in chalk. It’s not like

Homecoming Day!

The twins are home!!! Life is finally starting to settle down a bit since the girls came home on Tuesday. They still seem so tiny, but they’re steadily gaining weight. Autumn is almost 6 pounds now, and Abigail is not far behind her. Here are two of my favorite pictures from Homecoming Day… Abigail in the car seat looking like she’s waving and Autumn just looking beautiful. (You’ll have to forgive me for being a proud grandma!) Today Tom and I took Aria to her new favorite place, The Children’s Museum! Here she is, showing Bop Bop the finer points

Your Painter of Memories

“Your Painter of Memories” has been my tag line for as long as I can remember. Way back when I was just getting started as an artist, it was all about how I could help preserve your memories by creating a portrait of your special someone. Then as I started painting Pittsburgh landmarks like Kaufmann’s clock and Kennywood Park, it began to describe sharing memories of happy times spent with family and friends. Now my “Jolly Old Elf” series of Santa paintings evokes a different set of cherished memories of the holiday season with imagination and warm nostalgic feelings of