Topic: Collections

whispering magic words

Wow, January has certainly zoomed by quickly. I wish I was still enjoying my holiday break camped out by the fire sipping hot coco and thinking of my word of the year. However I’m not really one to sit still, so between warming up my feet by the fire and sipping coco, I took on the task of figure out how to migrate all of my art galleries over to a Blu Penny client area that is now password protected. And I have to say that I was pretty proud of myself for figuring out how to do it.

I’ve been thinking about making my galleries secure for quite a while. And to be honest, I waffled quite a bit on whether or not this was the right decision for me. When I was an Art Director, I can remember what a pain in the bum it was to have to have to remember all of those passwords and user names for all of the artist and rep sites that I visited on a daily basis. So making it easy for clients to view my work was definitely a real concern.

I’m also a big believer that if you hold on to things too tightly they will become stale and stagnant, and that you need to let your positive energy and work flow. I think it’s important to put your work out there in the world for people to see, but you also need to be smart about it. (I should perhaps tell you that my viewpoint is heavily influenced from reading The Soul of Money.)

In the spirit of keeping the positive energy and work flowing, I’m sharing with you a little preview of the newest collection that I’m working on called “Whispering Magic Words”.


So, as you can see while I’m working on growing, I’m also being brave, embracing the crazy and of course dreaming big!!

New Collection: Cowgirl Tales

While I was in Denver attending the HOW Conference I had the opportunity to do some urban exploring and I couldn’t pass up the chance to stop at the iconic Rockmount Ranchwear, “THE” Western shirt store that created the pearl button snap shirt. I just  had to leave with their book. After arriving home and unpacking all of my goodies I prominently placed the book on my coffee table where I couldn’t resist flipping thru it on a daily basis. I just love all the embroidery details, gem stones and the seemingly unrelated icons that are made to feel western thru embroidery techniques and juxtapositions.

One Saturday as I flipped thru the book I was inspired to break out my pencils and sketchbook. I turned my Pandora station to Johnny Cash & Hank Williams Jr. with a bit of Carrie Underwood & Taylor Swift thrown in and started to get into my drawing grove. From that inspiration came my new Western Inspired Collection that I call Cowgirl Tales.

Here is a little preview and you can see the full collection on my website.