Operation Shine needs your help

Dear, lovely people who read this blog and hang out with me on Facebook and Twitter: I need your help. I am the worst person at asking for help ever but there you go – I need it. Operation Shine Operation Shine is what I’ve internally named my trip to France (background story here). This […]

Have you ever seen a painter dance?

Let’s just do some number crunching here. In 10 days: – I made $4,115 gross profit – made $3,751.14 net profit – sold 12 paintings and prints –  had 65 people contribute –  had 65 people get in on the adventure with “Sketches from the Road“ Rock on. Now this isn’t over just yet. I’ve […]

The Sunday Hug: The Difficulty of Dreams

Here’s the part of dreams coming true that no one ever warns you about: Oh. My. Gawd. Is it ever terrifying. Two weeks ago, I wasn’t sure I was going to make my rent. Now I’m just $870 short of paying my $3500 tuition. I’m more than 75% there, thanks to so much generosity and […]

6 Days: Can you help me get to France?

Lovely, lovely people, I am so pleased to say that I have already passed the halfway mark in raising my tuition money to France. HALF WAY! Can we just pause for a second, take a deep breath, and appreciate how epic that is? Because all of that happened in 3 days. Three days. Dude. Rock […]

France, here I come baby!

I woke up this morning, and immediately started talking myself down. I knew I was finding out on Wednesday whether the studio program in France had accepted me or not. I wanted to feel good either way. I spent a whole hour telling myself that it wasn’t the end of the world if I didn’t […]

25 Days.

25 days until I send my application to Studio Escalier in France. 25 days to finish 6 I-tried-my-very-bestest paintings. I think it has just sunk in that, maybe, on May 15th 2011, I’ll be getting on a plane and heading to France to paint for 3 months straight, 6 hours a day. Whoa. Whooaaaaa. I […]