Paintings for April.

As in any creative endeavor, styles shift and change with time. I felt a slight but definite shift in the studio when I was painting these - partially because I was using new tools which of course makes a difference, but also in the way they were approached. These were quick, more gestural, more layered, a bit looser. 

Now available through the gallery!

Bloom, Then Grow

, 36 x 48, Mixed Media on Canvas

Cloud Veil

, 36 x 36, Mixed Media on Canvas

Lilac

, 40 x 40, Mixed Media on canvas

House Paint and Puppies.

I've been using a lot of house paint lately. 
The vast majority of the paints I have been using in the current series are actually just samples from Home Depot. Something about the consistency, unlimited hues, and semi-gloss finish. I'm a fan.

A fan, except for times like Wednesday when I lost focus mid-painting and started staring into space, forgetting I was holding a small bucket of paint when my wrist just went limp, and suddenly I heard a splatter and noticed a large puddle of gray paint pooling at my feet and the resident studio pup bounding toward me as though I just spilled a bag full of milk bones and not paint a.k.a. poison (lest you thought artist life was void of any real danger)... 
Yes, it's times like those I feel less than thrilled with paint, in general, as a concept.





Studio Updates & A Show.

{Ode to a new paintbrush, one upcoming show, and a handful of new paper works.} 




 One important bit of news is that I have found the cutest paintbrush in all the land, and it is mine, all mine. Fire engine red, wide-bristled, and rearing to hit the canvas. Indeed, m'friends, this is surely the dawn of an enduring companionship between painter and paintbrush in which new things of joy are created and shared.

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And in other news, I shipped out a pile of paintings today for a show in Dallas, TX. If you find yourself in the area Thursday or Friday April 7-8, swing by and spend some time checking out the work.

Celebrate Art - Presented by Lindley Arthur Antiques & Interiors
Thursday, April 7th - 9am-5pm
Friday, April 8th - 9am-7pm

3612 Harvard Ave.
Dallas, TX 


Hello, Friends.

WELCOME ALL.



Over the past few years I have authored a few bliggidy-blogs. The original (also named The Light Traveler) is floating around in cyber space and is riddled with stories and thoughts from the high school days up until sometime last year. Said blog shall remain a mysterious blip in the abyss that is the world wide interwebz, unless I decide to resurface it someday, which probably won't -but could- happen. It's just too soon to tell. 

The other blog is called Seventeen Days Apart and is a collaboration with my soul sista-cousin-gurl-frand, Anna. It can be found here.

And now, I'm working with this site. It's the new and improved Light Traveler. It shall chronicle the life and times of a girl (me) making art, failing to make art, eating food, foraging, living in middle Georgia, graduating college, and figuring out what to do after that...
[I feel compelled to point out that at this very moment,  the "Beauty School Dropout" scene of Grease is playing on the nearby television, and I would be lying if I said I didn't feel a bit uneasy writing about graduation plans while Frankie Avalon all too casually sings about nightmarish scenarios like flunking midterms and not being cut out to hold a job. HORRORS.]
But lo, the fateful spring day is pending on which I will march gleefully across the stage on front campus and receive a decoy diploma. Correct, it will not be a real diploma, as at that point I will still be several credits short of graduating, with one last Spanish class to take in May and *hopefully* a few more to complete whilst studying abroad in Italy. I shall keep you posted as I update TLT with happenings and plans. 

All that to say, this is the blog of a Light Traveler. 
Happy reading, folks.