Angela Moulton #artcrushxo

Angela Moulton #artcrushxo

I have been following Angela Moulton I think pretty much since I can first remember finding artists online (could it have been 10 years ago?!?) when I was wishing to create my own paintings someday. Her style is loose and free which I find so inspiring. She makes it...
Dorothy Collier #artcrushxo

Dorothy Collier #artcrushxo

I started listening to Positively Creative, a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, with Dorothy Collier, a few months ago. And fell in love instantly. It’s a podcast where she interviews creatives from the fashion industry to cookbook writers to interior designers to...
Fall is in the air!

Fall is in the air!

It’s that time of year for sweaters, pumpkin laté and gourds! Every fall I buy dried gourds and pumpkins at a local Amish farm (ever wonder what’s the difference between pumpkins and gourds?). It’s my favorite place to buy pumpkins and mums in the fall. They dry out...
Sweet Bluebird original oil painting

Sweet Bluebird original oil painting

This sweet bluebird is a commissioned piece I did for a friend to go along with a flower that I painted for her a few weeks ago. They will look great together! This handsome guy is a favorite of mine, as I have painted him many times before, but I never tire of his...
I need your help!

I need your help!

I am thinking of making another calendar this year since I got so much wonderful feedback on my bird calendars from last year. This time I am featuring some favorite flower paintings. And since there are so many I’ve narrowed them down to 15, but I need your...
Amy Crews #artcrushxo

Amy Crews #artcrushxo

The work of Amy Crews has been a crush of mine, I think since I first started on Instagram. She paints a lot of the same subjects that I do, and her paintings have a soft dreamy feel. I adore her florals and her bird nests, and I think you will love them too! How fun...
Trish Jones #artcrushxo

Trish Jones #artcrushxo

I have been a longtime fan (serious #artcrushxo) of The Old Post Road on Instagram. The whimsical and fun paintings are always a treat in my feed. A great part of social media is that I could reach out to Trish and find out that our lives have paralleled in many ways...
Megan Zettlemoyer #artcrushxo

Megan Zettlemoyer #artcrushxo

I absolutely love letterpress printing and Megan from Typothecary Letterpress in Lancaster, PA, is a master at it! Megan has been a friend of mine ever since she printed the business cards for my business TCG Advertising & Design (see above). In times of things...
The Sky’s The Limit

The Sky’s The Limit

The sky’s the limit. That’s what I’m keeping in my thoughts as I focus on some new fun things in the coming months. I am adding a shopping cart to my website, which is a huge undertaking, HUGE! There’s so much to learn, but I think it’s...
Stephen Brehm #artcrushxo

Stephen Brehm #artcrushxo

Stephen has been a mentor to me for several years, almost since I started painting regularly. I had the opportunity to visit his studio and watch him work his magic. What an inspiration he has been! His work is beautiful (and even more breathtaking in person). Not to...
Something fun for Aunt Debbie

Something fun for Aunt Debbie

I’m over the moon excited to have my artwork included in a fun new shop opening soon in downtown Lancaster, PA. It will be called My Aunt Debbie and will be located at 336 N. Queen Street. It will be her studio and a specialty shop featuring adventurous...
Katrina Linn #artcrushxo

Katrina Linn #artcrushxo

Katrina Linn, all the way from Adelaide, Australia, is my #artcrushxo this week. Her paintings, primarily of flowers, are filled with magical light. They absolutely glow from within. And, like me, she is an early morning painter, squeezing in whatever time she can to...
Lynn Rattray #artcrushxo

Lynn Rattray #artcrushxo

#artcrushxo It’s such an amazing opportunity that have to be artists right now, with social media making it possible to be friends with people who we would never have met otherwise. To be able to share our artwork and what we learn along the way with each other....
Darla McDowell #artcrushxo

Darla McDowell #artcrushxo

#artcrushxo I have been a long-time admirer of Darla’s work. It’s dreamy and warm and magical, reminding me to slow down and see the beauty in the simple things. I have watched her grow as an artist over the last several years and I always look forward to...
Hallie Kohn #artcrushxo

Hallie Kohn #artcrushxo

#artcrushxo I’ve had an art crush on the artwork of Hallie Kohn for years. She was one of my very first “virtual friends.” She and I have been growing and learning together all along the way. Having friends to talk to on this journey of growing an art business is...
Beth Bordelon #artcrushxo

Beth Bordelon #artcrushxo

#artcrushxo One of the best parts of how our world has changed with social media is the opportunity to be inspired by new artists and friends from all over. The world is our oyster. There are so many artists that I have found through social media who inspire me every...
Art for your ear summer camp!

Art for your ear summer camp!

Summer Camp for Artists One of my very favorite podcasts that I listen to while I’m painting is called Art for Your Ear by Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator who interviews/shares the work of talented contemporary artists that “make her jealous” is the best...
First Friday at AK Interiors in downtown Lancaster

First Friday at AK Interiors in downtown Lancaster

On First Friday, June 2, 2017, several pieces of my artwork will be on display at the shoppes at AK Interiors at 246 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. It’s a super cute boutique filled with home furnishings, custom art. accessories and unique gifts. I...
bluebird of happiness

bluebird of happiness

Bluebird of Happiness, an original 6″x6″ oil painting on ⅛” gesso panel is available, unframed, for $100 here. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook...
a few of my favorite flowers…

a few of my favorite flowers…

Come see a few of my favorite flowers, and birds, and landscapes at First Friday on May 5. And, if you are in the area, I’d love for you to stop in and see me during Lancaster Artwalk on Saturday, May 6. Saturday I will be doing a painting demonstration of a...
artospective

artospective

Artospective is a small community of artists from Jaipur, India who curate the work of modern artists from different genres of art all in one place to further studies by both art students and art lovers. They recently reached out to me to be featured on their blog....
cardinal screensaver, my gift to you

cardinal screensaver, my gift to you

As my gift to you, and to show my gratitude for supporting my art I created a screensaver/wallpaper image of my cardinal painting to brighten your day. Just download the image and make it your screensaver or wallpaper on your desktop. If you enjoy it, please send me a...
for the love of yellow

for the love of yellow

Beautiful yellow. Oil paints are so incredibly wonderful because the colors are so rich and so magical. Pure color out of the tube is pure and elegant, but mix the buttery color with another color and you get something new and equally gorgeous. Mix two compliments and...
Painting demo and feeling grateful

Painting demo and feeling grateful

As I start to think about getting ready for my art demonstration this Thursday, March 23rd, I realize what a long way I’ve come. Only a few years ago I made a commitment to myself to find time in my crazy busy life to paint, even though it seemed nearly...
Running sideways

Running sideways

Running sideways. It’s about the journey, not the destination. Not a day goes by that I don’t need to rimind myself of this because I am constantly running as fast as I can to accomplish more than feels humanly possible. I run from one place to another,...
Philadelphia Sketch Club Art of the Flower Exhibition

Philadelphia Sketch Club Art of the Flower Exhibition

Philadelphia Sketch Club juried exhibition of Art of the Flower will have two of my paintings displayed this spring from March 10 through April 1, 2016. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...
something magical wins award

something magical wins award

I don’t mean to sound braggy, but I wanted to share my news… I’m delighted to say that my painting “Something Magical” was chosen as a finalist for the Emerging Artist category for the Art Muse Contest. It was chosen by juror, and...
a day in my life…

a day in my life…

A day in my life (or at least the first few hours) and finding a way to fit in doing what I love… Some days I am so blessed to have a painting sell before I even have time to list it for sale. This just happens to be one of them. Here’s how my day usually...
finding time to do what you love

finding time to do what you love

Time Finding time in life to do what you love it so challenging. So overwhelming. So crucial. I think I must be crazy to get up early every day to paint when I could be doing more important things…like working out…or doing laundry. Right? Getting things...