Bird Ornaments 2022

This year’s collection of 14 different bird ornaments are now live in my shop! Bodelia.etsy.com Each ornament is handmade from quality prints of my oil paintings. I adhere the print to wooden rounds and add a hanger so they’re ready to perch in your Christmas tree! Individual ornaments are $22 with free shipping within the…

January’s Birds

So far, I’m on track to paint 100 birds in 2021! I need to paint about 8 a month (plus a few extra) to meet my goal, and I managed just that in January. I always release my new collections to my e-newsletter subscribers first, so they can get the first shot at buying the…

100 Birds

Looking back at the art goals I had going into 2020, it’s hard not to laugh. Oh, how naïve we were in January. I don’t need to go into all the ways it has been a hard year for us, it’s practically all we think about already, right? So sitting down to write some goals…

Playing with Color

Do you ever feel stuck with your art?  Like maybe you have a lot of ideas but they’re not coming out right or maybe you’re getting bored with your usual style and subject matter. I felt that way.  Finding my way back to my artist self since becoming a mother has been a long road…

Upcoming Group Show at the Taylor Gallery

I’m so happy to share that I will be part of a group show at the Taylor Gallery for the month of September. The Taylor Gallery is a relatively new gallery and event space.  Each month they feature a new group of local Asheville Artists.  I’m thrilled to be among their artists for September.  I’ll…

Rainbow Portraits are Back!

About a month back, I posted an exploratory post on  my local mama group’s Facebook page, wondering if anyone would be interested in ordering a rainbow portrait from me.  The response was amazing!  So many people contacted me, and many of them followed through and ordered one (or two or four!). It feels great to…

Maureen Forman: Drawing More Closely To A Sense of Herself

I was so delighted to hear a radio interview with my old friend, Maureen Forman, that she recently shared online.   We met 13 years ago in Cortona, Italy, where we were roommates and friends in a study abroad program. Take a listen to the whole interview.  It’s pretty short but inspiring as it covers part of…

Northern Flicker

A wintery little painting of a northern flicker woodpecker. I tried to be more painterly in the background and the bird itself and feel pretty happy with the results. It’s 5″ x 7″ and is available in my Etsy Shop for $58 with free shipping within the US! Photos after the jump…..