Representative Ilhan Omar in Minnesota House It was tough times between November and January in terms of political feeling. I was (and still am) energized and ready to take action when and where I could. If art was associated with that action – all the better. One of the opportunities I had was to donate artwork to the “Nasty Women – Phoenix Unite” Art Show.…
Free Coloring Page and Contest – Let the Fun Begin! I’m great at creating. I’m not so great (but getting better) and sharing those creations and bringing people into the fold. One way to do that is to hold a contest! One of my favorite aspects of creating a coloring book is seeing the color palette choices others make when confronted with one of my…
Skye is writing 100 blog posts. Maybe in 100 days. Maybe not. But, she’s starting with this one and hopes you enjoy forthcoming commentary on life, art, food, momming, and miscellany.
As an aspiring artist – you are always looking for open doors. One never knows what connection or chance meeting might get you a step closer to realizing your artistic dreams and potential. I received an email for Aleksandr Berki in July of 2016 and saw a door swinging wide.
It was love at first site when I read about the mission and work going on at Southwest Human Development. In their efforts to support early childhood development – SWHD is installing Little Free Libraries around Phoenix and beyond. Back in May of 2016 I was part of a kick-off event for my friend (Mama Fox) Phoebe Fox’s children’s book – “UP UP UP” – and this was…
Here is a time lapse I painted for an 5 year anniversary gift for my husband. It’s a geometric landscape. I hope to do more of these! It’s painted on wood panel.
“Five Years Good”
6 x 24″ , Acrylic on Wood Panel
I knew the moment I saw the call for art by the Grand Art Haus (@grandarthaus) in downtown Phoenix for “Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite” show, I had a project on my hands. I decided to seek out some notable women of 2016. Women who were fighting social justice battles long before there was a big boogey clown crowned for power. Women who would give me hope. Women who would inspire me to do and be good. Of the many social justice warriors out there, these were the ones I chose.
It took a moment. She looked perplexed, like she was worried to see what the aftermath of this make-up session looked like on her bedroom floor. Then, she smiled in recognition.