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14 Feminine Touches to Add to Your Small Apartment

There is just something so satisfying about having your own space to style how you like. Now before you dismiss this post because you live in a small apartment and you think you’ll wait until you buy that house to really decorate, hear me out.
by Home decoration on Feb 11, 2016

Glowing Forest & Autumn Hunters

Here are two forest paintings that were both commissioned to be given as Christmas gifts. Now that they have been unveiled to their recipients, I can share them with you! Glowing Forest, given to a man by his doting husband in North Carolina: This c...

Carried Away

A couple weeks ago, I was running my dog in the park near my home. There is a hill with a row of oak trees at the top, and I was walking down at the bottom of the hill. It was a cold day, but the skies were blue and the sun shone brilliantly on the...

Flying High

Here in Oregon, the leaves have all turned brilliant colors and are accumulating in enormous piles in the streets. (This is good news for my garden, as I’ve been collecting them to make leaf compost.) It’s also inspired me to create this...

Walk With Grace

This is a commissioned piece made for a couple with a 5-year-old daughter named Grace. I love the play on words in the title–shown here are literally two parents, on a walk, with their daughter Grace. But the phrase “walk with grace̶...

Liberty

When I was about 11 years old, my family lived briefly on a farm way out in the country in Coburg, Oregon, a bit north of Eugene. I was allowed to take off into the woods near our home, exploring by myself for hours at a time. I crossed meadows and w...

Explorers

In this painting, I’ve placed not one but two figures. They are so small in relation to the giant sequoias that you might miss them at first. Do you see them? Their identities and their relationship to each other are left to the imagination.

Ned the Robot

Ned the Robot by Doodle DojoI thought I should introduce you to my new character. This is Ned the Robot. He's just a tiny cute robot, who does cute stuff. I wanted to come up with something a little more simple and cute than most of the stuff I've be...
by Dead Doodles on May 31, 2015

Forest Nymph

As soon as I finished this painting, I said to myself, “It’s a little forest nymph!” and instantly the title stuck in my mind. This prompted me to read up a bit on the fascinating mythology surrounding nymphs before committing to...

Little Me With the Big Trees

I call this painting “Little Me.” It is consistent with my redwood forest series, except for one special detail: the addition of a human form, something that I have purposely left out until this point. I have been wanting to do this for a...

Dance of the Redwoods

My newest creation: Dance of the Redwoods! This painting gives me the feeling of being lost in the woods–not lost like you can’t find your way, but lost like you’ve surrendered to the moment–you look up, you see the tall trees...

Welcome the Sun

I was thinking a lot about the upcoming Winter Solstice while creating this painting. It’s one of my favorite times of the year, aside from the obvious pleasures of hot tea, simmering stews, cookies in the oven, Christmas lights, cozy socks, an...

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29th:

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need – getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has gr...
by Tribe Scribe on Nov 20, 2014

Oxygen

I just finished this big painting that I’ve been working on for weeks! I had a hard time titling it, because I wanted to choose a title that describes how the image makes me feel, and I ended up rejecting “The Richness of Life” (too...

Quest For Light

This painting is called “Quest For Light.” It shows two giant sequoia trees growing towards the sun, side by side. This competition for light between the individual trees in the forest, a fact of nature, is what has allowed some of them t...

New Work

Underpainting started today. Lots to do this week, but unfortunately none of it has to do with painting. Hopefully back to this one early next week.
by Art | Creativity | Life on Oct 7, 2014

The Clearing

This painting is called “The Clearing.” It’s inspired by my hike around the Big Trees Trail in Sequoia National Park, which is a 1.2-mile loop that meanders around a gigantic open meadow. This easy hike was a unique experience duri...

2 finished works!!

"Sea Shades" | Acrylic on Canvas | 30in x 30in"Waikoloa Sunseet" | Acrylic on Canvas | 24in x 24in...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Oct 1, 2014

Work in Progress

Painting in the person today, not time to sit and type, lots to do. The kids are out with their Uncle in the city today. This has been my most productive school holidays EVER!!
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 29, 2014

Beach

It was a little bit windy, but it was a glorious day. R had his little friends party down at the beach. I snapped a couple of inspiration pics looking out the window of the party (pretty nice huh?), then I went home, grabbed my sketchbook a...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 27, 2014


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