Lake and river arts

An Abstract Painting Series in Sea Green: Emote

An Abstract Painting Series in Sea Green: Emote

  Emote is my latest series of themed abstract work, featuring greens, blues, and gold. A lake surface of green and blue hues fills me with so many different emotions at different points in time. Growing up in the land of 10,000 lakes means spending my formative years on or ….

Art Prints for A Quirky Nursery Wall

Art Prints for A Quirky Nursery Wall

Art Prints for a Baby or Toddler Bedroom   Decorating your baby nursery is easier than ever in the age of the internet. Or maybe it is actually more difficult. We used to just set up a crib and place hand knit afghan on the rocking chair and call it ….

Great Gifts For Artistic Painters

Great Gifts For Artistic Painters

Gift ideas for Painters If you have an artist in your life who spends much of their time painting, these gift ideas are here to save you. Whether it is a birthday, holiday, or a whatever occasion, we can agree that some artists are difficult to buy for. Just ask ….

A Winter Evergreen Collage Pattern

A Winter Evergreen Collage Pattern

pillows for December   “You Are Evergreen” is now a pattern! This funky little conifer started out as an alcohol ink fluid painting and then I cut it up into strips and reconstructed it collage style, to create a wintery evergreen. It is simple enough to use in a rustic ….

An Abstract Blue Painting Trio: Cryptic

An Abstract Blue Painting Trio: Cryptic

  “Cryptic” I, II, and III, are a blue journey beneath the murky surface of Cedar Lake. Cut through the green milfoil sheen of algae and indulge in the lake bottoms world of life and decay. My kids have done fishing camp and classes at Cedar Lake Regional Farm in ….

Butterfly Collage Art: The Flutterbye Collection

Butterfly Collage Art: The Flutterbye Collection

I will be the first to admit, butterflies are not my usual style. However, I have three daughters, and they have a lot of requests. And then, one thing led to another and my studio was filled butterfly collages. Or perhaps it is not that odd. We have decided upon ….

Collecting Art: How to Get Started

Collecting Art: How to Get Started

Collecting Art: How to Get Started   Do you hate your blank walls and shelves? Do you have trouble deciding on decor? Want an amazing gallery wall, but fear buyers remorse? Getting an art collection going sounds kind of intimidating. Isn’t art collecting for wealthy people who can afford to ….

A Playful Painted Bird Pattern

A Playful Painted Bird Pattern

“Don’t Feed the Birds” is finally here! If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed a while back that we keep quite a few birds. I mostly raise chickens, ducks, and guineas. However, one thing I have noticed is once word (chirp?) gets out to other animals ….

Mankato Art Event: Starving Artists Under the Bridge

Mankato Art Event: Starving Artists Under the Bridge

  If you live in the south-central region of Minnesota, come join us in supporting our local art scene! Starving Artist is a site-specific art experience event that raises funds for Twin Rivers. This event will be interactive and host several artistic experiences. There will be metal pouring, glass blowing, art ….