Special Offer: Quilled Pet Portraits

As we sit and sizzle in the hot August sun, it’s hard to think that the Holidays are right around the corner. It might yet be early for stores and retailers to put up their Christmas decor, but for an artist now is the perfect time to setup her Holiday offers. We love our Fur…

New Art: Unburnt

I finished this piece about a month ago. As much as I love dragons, this piece was one of the hardest pieces to work on and it had nothing to do with technical difficulties with the art itself. What made this piece a challenge was the inspiration behind its creation. When people see my work,…

Ripple Effect

One afternoon a couple of years ago, I was hanging out in a brewery during an art event working on a piece when I notice a young boy, around seven or eight, hanging off to the side watching me work. I invited him to come closer to observe and he asked a few questions about…

Throwback Thursday: Claudia

Today I’m going deep into the archives for a piece that I did over twenty years ago. It’s actually really cool to look back and this piece ties directly to someone who I’ve found incredibly inspirational even though I will probably have the pleasure of meeting them in person. This piece was a project for…

40 Days of Inspiriation: Origins

I can’t really start an extensive journey into inspiration without first going into the very first person to ever inspire me, and the event that precipitated everything. I lost my biological mother at a very young age; she was only 27 when she died, I was five. My mother struggled her entire life with bipolar…

Exploring Inspiration

This mask my very first piece of wearable quilled art, and since today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, I felt that it was fitting to bring this little bit of experimental art back out. About seven years ago, my family and I took a road trip out to South Carolina over Thanksgiving Break with…

New Art: Unbroken

This piece is the third piece I’ve completed using a pallet knife and minimal paper quilling. I’m really enjoying the processe of painting with a pallet knife. It’s taken some adjustment in terms of skill and technique and I’m learning that I need to have a lot more patience with the process, but what is…

New Art: Quilled Wolf

Quilled Wolf, 18×24 Quilled Paper and Acrylics on Canvas I started this piece back in October of 2018. When I set out to create this wolf, I never thought it would take on such a long endeavor. From the moment my brush touched the canvas, it quickly became apparent that this piece was going to…

New Art: I Got My Eye On You

Prior to completing Wild Horses, at the beginning of the year I had a strong urge to start another piece. At the time, I currently had two pieces already in process, Wild Horses and a quilled wolf, and I hesitated to start yet another but the voice and vision in my head was too strong…