Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy New Year!

It's been a busy start to the year. Chasing my 14 year old from one hockey rink to another to catch all of his games for travel and high school then dance classes, art lessons and lacrosse for my 8 year old. Life is so busy and so wonderful!

This passed weekend we got slammed with almost 2 feet of snow thanks to Winter Storm Jonah! My kids loved it and had a great time playing outside! It was nice to slow down a bit, do some home cooking and spend some time on my current illustrations. I loved being forced to stay home and catch my breath.





Aside from working on some commission pieces I am also working on a new series inspired by vintage circus freak shows…I am having a lot of fun with them and can't wait to finish!

Here is a sneak peek…

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

such a crazy, busy, wonderful life!

I just hung a show in Pennington, New Jersey at the Straube Center. It was a fabulous opening and gave me so much energy and inspiration for more creations! Here are a few of my pieces that are currently hanging.








This show will be hanging until January 15th so if you are in the area (Monday-Friday 9-5pm) please stop by:  I-108 Straube Center Blvd. Pennington NJ 08534

Next stop is the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market:
Come by and see me and get a head start on your holiday shopping!










Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I'm back!

Sorry for the lack of activity….so many things have happened in my life since July…good and bad. I will blog details later but for now I wanted to announce an upcoming festival where you will be able to find me and my creations. Hoping the weather is as beautiful as it is today!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Abolitionist Vegan Society...

10% of July 2015 purchases will be donated to The Abolitionist Vegan Society 
to support vegan education. Simply enter "TAVS" in the comment box during checkout.
This is for my Etsy Shoppe ONLY: 




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A sneak peek, a new illustration and I got published!

Good morning everyone! I hope you all woke up to the same gorgeous day that I did! Crystal blue skies, perfect temperature and full sun! Remember to embrace everyday and squeeze everything you can out of it! As Robert Smith once sang...you have to get up, get out and get gone!

So as I mentioned in my last post, my good friend David came to my house last week to do a "Day in the Life" photo shoot with me. Some of the photos will include my morning shenanigans with the kids, and then the the rest of my day which is pretty much in the studio. Here is a little sneak peek into that day:




Next…I present to you "The Lonely Queen" - 11x14 mixed media on bristol board. I started her the day I was being photographed (as you can see in the photo above).


Finally, I am proud to announce that my "Dark Faerie" art doll made it to the pages of Art Doll Quarterly. This beautiful magazine will be hitting the shelves on May 1st!



Monday, April 20, 2015

You win some and you lose some….

Well, I did another craft show this weekend. It was a local one that I decided to do at the last minute and even though it was a great location with lots of fabulous venders it just fell flat for me. It has been such a learning experience to see where my art sells and where it just doesn't. It didn't help that it was a beautiful day out and I believe that most people wanted to be outside enjoying the sunshine. On the upside I did meet many fabulous folks and heard many kind words. I also feel that my presentation gets better every time and from each show I vend I make more and more connections. I love figuring out new ways to display my pieces and I have gotten great tips from long time crafters. I will be sure to let you guys know where I will be selling next. :)


And for some exciting news…my fabulous friend David Chilleri of David Kristofer Photography will being doing a "Day in the Life" photo shoot in my home this Friday. Not only will he be taking photos of my typical day, he will be photographing me in the studio. I am so very excited!

Please check out his beautiful work here:





Thursday, April 16, 2015

Never give up!

I wanted to share this little post I wrote on a page a belong to on Facebook with fellow artists. I feel as though I had a breakthrough this week and just had to put this out to the universe...

I have been a struggling freelance artist for almost 10 years and there have been times when I was ready to give up on my art. It can feel like such a selfish dream when my husband leaves every morning for work and I stay home having a creatively wonderful day trying to fulfill my dreams. It is my passion and what makes me happy but it does not always pay the bills.

Over the last few months I finally feel like I am reaching others with my art. As most of you know I was published in the fall issue of Artful Blogging and will be included in the summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly. This week I met with the curator of a gallery here in New Jersey and I will be hanging my first solo show this October!


It has been an uphill climb and there have been many tears and loads of guilt but also happiness and joy for my artful life. So please never give up on your dreams…hard work and perseverance will lead you to your true path. I am feeling so blessed.


On another note….I got a Fitbit for my birthday and I am finally on the path to getting fit. After many years of struggling with my weight and trying to eat right and stay active this little bracelet that I am wearing is making be stay accountable. I love tracking my calories, steps and sleep. It has been such a motivator for me! So if you are considering one, go for it! I just love mine!