Category Archives: inspiration

Painting the Hawaiian Thimble Berry

Working in Hawaii this month. Had to leave the tundra behind.

February in Minnesota is not fun.

Living on a farm on the Big Island is paradise by comparison. although waking up to roosters crowing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a tropical island. Or having to wait for a huge wild pig to cross the street…awesome change of pace.

Pastel everything!

I’m digging the trend.  Maybe it’s my days spent on the mostly black, white and grey tundra in Minnesota. The brights feel too bright. Pastels are feeling just right. Check out the ballet pink bike from Shinola in Detroit. Amazing things they are making! Toilet paper and pastel, why not? Lucas Zarebinski. And lastly, my venture into oil painting. Ha! Yes, more tea cups.

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