Monday, June 25, 2012


I'd like to add testimonials to my website from people who have had a painting done. So, if I've done a painting for you (you know how you are) I'd love to hear from you! Thanks. :-D

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wine Signing Fun

Today I went to Oak Knoll Winery to sign about 144 bottles for the wine club members of the winery. I kept a firm, yet relaxed grip on the special wine bottle signing pen and people were really surprised my hand wasn't cramping. Overall, it was a fun day talking to people, telling them the story behind my art and how I became the artist of this year's wine labels.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

busy, busy ...

This past week I've been busy at my new job. I'm liking it. I worked about 4 - 6 hours a day, mainly around 5. This coming week I'll be putting in 8 hours a day. That's totally fine with me. I am doing reformatting and rewriting information pertaining to the specifications of manufacturing gloves and the assembly of hangtags on the gloves. I work for Kinco International, they distribute gloves to many stores after factories from different places create the 200+ styles. This is my first job that runs Monday - Friday, that means I have a real weekend!


  • worked on 2 Kiger Mustang watercolor paintings
  • tried to hang up shelves in my studio (not enough studs on the wall. lame)
  • gave my website a makeover
  • work on a commission (it's a present, so I can't give details)
  • work on more Kiger Mustang paintings
  • work on my studio (cleaning, organizing, maybe retry the shelves)
I hope everyone is having a great Father's Day weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Exciting News!

I sent in my resume for a job calling for an "Office Assistant" on Thursday night, I was called Friday morning, had an interview on Monday at the temp agency, had an interview yesterday (Tuesday) at the company, and now I'm starting on Monday at my new job! I will be using my InDesign and Photoshop skills to reformat templates describing information needed to manufacture gloves. I'm told that this is a 3 month contract, but who knows .... it could be longer.

Friday, June 1, 2012


This month my goal is to create new paintings because on July 1 I will be having an artist reception at the bistro I won my latest wine label competition. I'm also working on creating a newsletter that people can sign up for. I hope to have a link or button soon for people to sign up for updates on latest paintings, news of events and recognitions, and other things. I hope all is well. It's a muggy Friday here in Portland.