New Year (sort of) and new ideas

It has been too long since my last post. So much has been going on. You know life just gets in the way. Even though I am self employed, people do not realize all that it takes. So sometimes the studio and art making just does not happen. But the Jewish New Year landed...

How to use Excel to create an art inventory…

When I was researching art software to purchase to keep track of my inventory, my husband reminded me that I could use Excel to create an inventory. I use all word, excel, access, PowerPoint for my day job and never thought of using if for my art. So I sat down at...

Time to get focused…

as usual, I cannot focus and the nothing gets done. I go from drawing/sketching, to my encaustics to my quilting to the computer and then at the end of the week I get nothing finished. I guess I have art ADD. So I decided to create a process for myself. I am going to...

Putting my “coffee paper” to good use

I made the video on the “coffee paper” and they have been sitting on the studio shelf. So I decided to use them in an encaustic painting.  Since I am in video mode I recorded how I work in my studio. I did speed it up as encaustic is a labor intensive painting...

Let’s make a cup of coffee…

For anyone who knows me, I cannot make coffee. I can drink it, but I make awful coffee. I have a one shot coffee maker so that has help the problem. But I do have other uses for coffee. So watch the video below.  ...