The Monarch

The Monarch

In all its stages—from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly—the Monarch is a splendidly beautiful creature. Mother Nature had tricks up her sleeve when she created a miniscule ivory-colored egg, that transforms into 1) a spunky black, yellow, and white striped...
Creepy Warm Weather

Creepy Warm Weather

Cheers and happy holidays! It was announced today that the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris has come to a successful conclusion. Headlines are touting an “historic turning point” in turning the tide on global warming. I hope so. Today in Minnesota...
Making Art is Actually Work

Making Art is Actually Work

Before wading into this post I will make a declaration: Working as a professional artist is wonderful. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Period. But having declared my love for the career I have chosen, I will declare something else: professional...
What I Did on My Summer Vacation: Part Deux

What I Did on My Summer Vacation: Part Deux

Oregon. Empty beaches. Tilamook anything. The Pearl District.  You can go skiing in the mountains and get to the beach within hours.  From wine country to Crater Lake, to the “fruit loop” near Mount Hood, Oregon is wide open to explore.  And a well kept...