Revisiting the past

Revisiting the past: As I finish my most recent Candy Series for CSArt I very much felt the need to revisit the past few years of my work.  So here it is..... But before we begin, here is a bunch of candy and uh, dog socks Ken brought me back from Hong Kong! Ok....I...

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Student Collaboration

Collaboration One of my favorite things about teaching is building community in my classroom through collaborative assignments.  This is an assignment my Drawing-1 Class just finished at The Community College of Aurora. Assignment:  Each student received two squares...

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A new semester

Ok so!  I'm going to make this post quick, because getting ready for the new semester feels crazy this time around. I had to share this photo:  I stepped back from my workspace (i.e-kitchen bar!)  and looked at all I needed to produce my syllabuses for this coming...

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A last thought for the night.

Ok, so I'm tired!  As I'm sure many of my colleagues are.  It's the end of the second week of classes at the Community College of Aurora and so much has happened to get this Fall 2016 semester off to the right start. I reminded myself this afternoon while I was in...

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Getting ready for a new semester!

Ok so!  I'm going to make this post quick: Here it is!  Getting ready for the new semester feels crazy this time around. I had to share these photos:  I stepped back from my workspace (i.e-kitchen bar!) ugh.....and looked at all I needed to produce my syllabi for this...

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Failure is the Best Success

In failure come success, this is the one thing all artists should understand about their own studio practice.  You have to fail A Lot to succeed. Let me share my most recent failed attempt that became one of my most important learning moments. It turns out I can not...

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Beauty and Form

The nostalgia for color and form in food When I decided to produce 60 pieces of candy for this current project I'm working on. I promised myself that I would only draw Americana!  Candy with LABELS we all grew up with and remember ripping open so dearly. Yes, I admit...

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Strawberry Candy

Strawberry Candy: A conversation about compositional enhancement!  For many artists, photo references are just a suggestion for what a final composition might look like. Each one of my drawings is an opportunity to enhance the subject matter I photograph.  Strawberry...

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A piece with a purpose!

A piece with a purpose, quiet in the world: This past week I was excited to start blogging again.  My first blog back was going to be about working while traveling, keeping your studio going on the road. The piece I decided to work on and blog about while traveling...

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Hugs and Kissses!

Hugs and Kisses to all!  This drawing is almost done! I'm loving the progress and promise.  This Hugs and Kisses Drawing is HUGE!  22"x30", and each Kiss and Hug is five times bigger than life size!...

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Color Theory Process – A piece of cake

A piece of Birthday Cake to finish off my show! Happy Birthday for one 7"x12" Prismacolor Pencil (Not the best picture)! Better images coming soon... Process Rings: Process Onion Rings 22"x30" Prismacolor Pencil and Graphite I love understanding how things work, how...

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All American Hero!

Opening of a show of my new work, including my amazing Drawing II Students. They too conquered the challenge of drawing their favorite junk foods in Prismacolor Pencil…. It’s going to be a great show! Artist Lecture and Workshop by me: Workshop: Wednesday March 18th...

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Nachos! And New Images of My Work

Nachos! I just finished this Nacho drawing a few days ago. Up next a delicious Hoagie! I can’t wait to see… New images of my work! I am horrible at taking professional photos of my drawings. Great news for me! I found someone in town who is amazing, with great...

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A Merry Christmas Ice Cream Sundae!

Just Finished this Ice Cream Sundae Drawing! A great way to start the New Year! (Not the best pictures but I’m so excited to post this, I couldn’t wait) Media: Prismacolor Pencil and Turpenoid Dimensions: 12x 7.5 15% of sales go to help women with eating...

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Cherries on Top!

A new piece in the making! An ice cream sunday with cherries on top and much more. One of my students read my astrological charts (a first for me). It was clear to her that my work as an artist is detail oriented, and only can be THAT and nothing else! (she’s never...

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A Sucker at last!

A fun candy drawing I finished a few days ago. Just a study! But so much fun. Enjoy Next some ice cream! This will be one of my first Foodie full finished pieces. The subject matter is inspired by a friend and her trial icecream making for a new business opening in...

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Cupcake!

I finished this cupcake drawing today and had so much fun! I love the candy stars sprinkles. 5% of all of the sales of my drawings will go to research or funding to help women with eating disorders. This cause is 100% of my motivation for this new serious of...

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Can’t wait to see, Cupcake Drawing!

I just started this cupcake drawing for a collaboration project with a friend, and another piece to add to my new candy/food series….I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done! Watch for the finished produced by the end of the week:) Medium: Vanilla Cupcake...

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Drawing Candy

Totally inspired to draw with as much color saturation as I can possibly get on one piece of paper! This is an image from my new series of Prisma Colored Pencil drawings. A pending cupcake with star sprinkles up next, can’t wait! Also, look for my next post labeled-...

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Making Fossils

After much hermiting and research, welcome to my new series of work, making my own fossils. I became obsessed with the content of time passing and disintegration. This new series of work will include carving stone, drawings and time lapse video. So excited!!! Enjoy...

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