How I Painted Live at a Wedding

I’m a painter, and I love making live art. As in, while people watch. Yesterday I was hired to paint a couple’s “first dance” live at someone’s wedding reception. As guests cavorted on the dance floor, a woman approached me, astonished. She said emphatically: “I’m from Los Angeles. I’ve seen […]

Make It Yours

The other morning my husband Dom woke up and told me something profound. We had gone out the evening before and soaked up a night of jazz in a local club. He and I had witnessed some young musicians who played their hearts out in such a compelling manner that […]

Plein Air Pause

“And midway through class, is it okay if I take the children outside for a plein air pause?” Can’t you just hear the silence? What an enchanting way to redirect activities during an art class. Gina always makes me ponder the depths of things. My friend Gina is teaching art […]