About Me


This is one of those #artistVSart blocks that flooded Instagram a few months ago. I made the above to introduce myself to a Facebook group.
My various creative facets!

Explanation and links, left to right, top to bottom:

  1. Fluevog shoe repeats. I’ve completed two A-Z challenges (2017, 2018) using these as a theme. Which means I have 52 possible artworks to sell on my Print on Demand sites — Redbubble, Society6, and Spoonflower.
  2. Big Orange Cloud, pastel on paper. See more pastels on my art website.
  3. #dailytruck series — you know it well!
  4. Selfie, fashion sketch. I will be showing a bunch of these in July in Riverside, CA.
  5. Selfie (the format of #artVSart was to put a selfie in the middle of one’s artwork).
  6. ’70’s silkscreen, recolored for today.
  7. Syd Straw, ink drawn from life
  8. Raspberry Jam, waterlogue. I make it. I make art with it.
  9. Upcycled tee shirt weaving. The start of a renewed obsession, weaving.

Post inspired by the Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge,
this week’s challenge is Place in the World

Tech note and query: I published a Photo Challenge post on my [WordPress] art website’s blog and it wouldn’t link up to the challenge page. Anyone have tips? Is it the wrong structure on the website? I also lost the “Like” star, and I think that’s the fault of the template I chose. Sigh.


#AtoZchallenge 2018 Exit Ramp


It’s time for what the April A to Z Blogging Challenge crew call the Reflection post.
Where I contemplate how my A-Z went et al.

To put it succinctly, April was a busy month.

To go into specifics:
3 blog challenges: A-Z Trucks here, A-Z Fluevog Shoes there, and a fake journaling project that this year I only posted to a private Facebook group.
Not to mention my usual 2 day jobs and a burgeoning obsession with weaving.

Most of the truck posts were completed in February and March, which made all the other activities easier to complete. I also did Sunday posts, because, why not.

I’ll now copy what I wrote on the Fluevog Conclusion because I’m feeling lazy:
A-Z, it was good.
They had Google Doc spreadsheets, they were good.
I met some new blogging buddies, that was good.
I didn’t have time to visit many new blogs. Not so good, on my part.

Big thanks to the A-Z Team for coming up with a great new format for the links and helpful tips on the A-Z Blog. You made the ride much smoother this year!

#AtoZchallenge Z


I had given up on finding a Z truck. I saw another ZIM truck in SC last month, but it Zoomed past in another lane as we were making a U-turn.

Last Friday (the last day of commuting before May begins) as I contemplated my dilemma, I got to thinking about the Swift company graphic and how their stabby looking S could be considered a Z (OK, so it’s backwards). And lo and behold, a Swift truck appeared right before me in my exit lane for work. Synchronicity, my friends, synchronicity.

Zz[happy now?]

Thus concludes Trucks A-Z 2018. Will I find 26 more for next year?
Do vans instead?
We won’t find out until 2019!