good patina, bad patina & the evolution of a painting

 “Untitled” acrylic, 12″ x 12″ Dear Tina & friends~ This painting was one of those paintings that didn’t come as easy as others. Looking back I realize it was an…

The goddess has returned! Magical Michelle guest blogger extraordinare!

I am happy to welcome my good friend and “goddess sister” Michelle Dyson as our guest blogger this month! You will love meeting her and hearing her thoughts on the…

Are you challenged by color?

  Louise has designed this project so you can join at any time during the year, or maybe even for just a few months.  That is the kind of flexibility…

Laura’s Working Table: Where are these leading me?

Hello Tina & friends~ Have I told you about the upcoming show I will be in with the Stonington Printmaker’s Society? The show opens  April 6th at the Cate Charles…

poetry, friendship, cupcakes, the Oscars and painting…

Dear Tina~ Isn’t it interesting how having guests, no matter how good of friends, allows you to see the world with fresh eyes? You learn things you hadn’t realized before~things…

A goddess in the studio!

Dear Tina & friends~ My goddess sister and SUPER talented friend Michelle is here visiting for the weekend and I could not be happier! I was giddy all day friday anticipating…

ReVision 93

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Vision for the week:   ReVision for the week:  

grapes & gratitude…

Hello Sweet T & friends! My life seems to be a whirlwind of adventure and magical days spent with people who continue to inspire me and leave an imprint on…

Vision 93

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Laura’s Working Table: Layers & Layers

Hello Sweet T & friends~ How are you?!? I have had a busy week finishing up teaching some AMAZING classes while taking one of my own. I will share more…

ReVision 92

Vision   ReVision Dear Tina, Your Vision this week ironically resembles a painting I am working on, although there is “a little” more color in it than your image. This…

Valentine Gift

Some people argue that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday.  I see that commercialism side to it but this year I want to focus on it as a day of…

Vision 92

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Learning to Trust…

Dear Tina & dear friends, I have always had a difficult time making decisions. I tend to question everything, carefully weighing my options. This can be quite stifling and can…

ReVision 91

Vision   ReVision Hello Sweet T~ I have been thinking a lot about how things grow (both literally and metaphorically) and I enjoyed seeing your Vision this week of the…

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ReVision 90

Visions for the week…                       ReVisions for the week: Dear Laura, Your Vision this week directly relates to the work…

A Compassionate Eye: Laura’s Working Table

  Dear Tina & friends~ I feel like I am finally getting my groove back in the studio. Before the holidays I had great rhythm with my work. I was…

Vision 90

We have decided to leave out our written reflections on our Monday Vision post as we have done for the past 89 posts and simply post a visual image.  On…

One Little Word 2012

Dear Friends, Ali Edwards has developed a simple project that we would like to hop on board and ride.  It is called “One Little Word”. She has been doing this…

ReVision 89

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Vision’s for the week: ReVisions for the week: Dear Tina, I remember that day we laid out all of those squares. It seems…

Vision 89

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Dear Tina, Happy New Year once again! I bought a bunch of stargazer lilies for my New Year’s Eve party, hoping they would…

We ARE the people our parents warned us about!

This pretty much sums up how I spent my holiday! Click on the tunes and dream a little with me… Dear Tina & friends~ Happy Happy New YEAR to you!!!…

A Year In Review

As Laura and I talked on the phone yesterday we began a conversation about all that we have accomplished for 2011 as well as thoughts about moving forward for 2012.…

ReVision 88

Vision 88   ReVision 88 Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Dear Tina~ Your Vision 88 reminded me of one of the last boat rides Brett & I took…

Who needs sleep?!? Apparently not me…

Dear Tina & friends~ Even though it is after midnight and I am just arriving home from a long day in the studio I am too hyped  up and giddy…

Getting my goove back on!

Dear Tina & Friends~ Although still not at 100% I am feeling SO much better since the last time I talked with you! This cold I have going on has…

Down for the count but feeling the holiday spirit!

I hope everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving! I had the most lovely time in NH visiting my family. My niece and nephew are growing up before my eyes and…

Vision 88: Happy Halloween?!?!?

Dear Friends~ Tina & I have been a little behind in our Vision/ReVision posts. I thought I would “trick” you by posting this. It somehow got overlooked on Halloween and…

What happens in a darkened hallway?

Hello delightful ones! WOWZA have I had a busy week! The Hartford Open Studios was FANTABULOSO! I had a truly wonderful experience for my first time doing the show! Joy…

Radio Interview

Hi Everyone, We just got the news that our interview with Cassie Premo Steele was the number one interview listened to in the past two years on her BlogTalk Radio!  …

I make the best use of my time…

affirmation—> I make the best use of my time Hello friends! I often wonder where my time goes. Like most people you can never seem to find enough hours in…

MY how my work has changed…REALLY?

I have to say I am a little in love with the new mixed media pieces I have been working on… Probably since July I have been working on a…

Double Digits

  *available in my etsy shop Hello sweet friends! I am full of anticipation thinking about all the goodness and upcoming events taking place in the next two months! Tonight…

Marrying my Art: Laura’s Working Table

  Hello sweet friends! How are you? With my lack of blogging lately you probably think I have taken a hiatus from my work and I wouldn’t blame you! Actually…

ReVision 87

This week’s Vision: ReVision’s for the week: Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Hello Sweet T~ I still don’t know for sure whether we have seasonal fishing around here…

Vision 87

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Dear tina~ I had a productive weekend in the garden moving things around, planning for next year and digging up plants to share.…

ReVision 86

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Visions for the Week:   ReVisions for the week: Dear Tina, I saw this little bird perched in this tree while on one…

Vision 86

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Dear Tina, This morning I was awoken to the most magical sunrise out of my bedroom window. If I had taken a picture…

Working Table: Tina

Dear Laura and Friends, My schedule this semester has been busier than ever.  I am fortunate to have Mondays and Fridays for my solitary studio work but have been struggling…

ReVision 85

Visions for the week               ReVisions for the week Dear Tina, I too have been noticing the light changing here in CT. When I…

Vision 85

  Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Dear Tina~ As you know I find Bluff Point to be my sanctuary. It is here that I find old friends in…

Laura’s Working Table: Collaboration with a little LOVE

Hello Friends! You might have been wondering what happened to the paintings Tina sent me for our new collaboration. Well, I have been sitting with them for almost two weeks now…

ReVision 84

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project This week’s Vision:     ReVision for the week: Dear Sweet T~ It is interesting how you are looking at plant roots and…

LOVE is in the air…

Hello sweet friends~ I usually don’t enter themed art shows, finding they rarely align with what I am trying to express with my work but I have to say I…

Which do you prefer?

A glorious sunny day to you! At least it is here in CT which is a nice change from yesterdays moody, overcast sky. I find I am very affected and…

Vision 84

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Dear Tina~ Yesterday was an adventure on the high seas as we crossed over on the ferry to Block Island. It was ridiculously…

ReVision 83

Learn more about Laura & Tina’s Vision/ReVision Project Laura’s ReVision 83 Dear Tina~ Brett & I have been enjoying evening sunset cruises on the water and I have to say the…

YOU are loved…

Hello Sweet friends~ It has been a brilliant morning and one I am feeling UNBELIEVABLY grateful for. The sun is shining, I was greeted by a spectacular iridescent dragonfly while…

Working Table: New Collaboration (Laura)

I must say I am a bit swoony about our NEW collaboration! I spent the most GORGEOUS day outside in the garden painting away. I had SO many ideas for…