Sunday, September 15, 2013

Moving Forward

I have been pretty sick the last couple of weeks.  It has been difficult to function, work, take care of my family, and especially spend any time with art.  Also, over the weekend I found out that an electronic image of my original artwork has been stolen.  Someone is passing it off as their own work.  While I am flattered that someone would think highly enough of my work to steal it, I am reminded that there are such people in the world and I should be more careful.

Through these challenges, I continue to think about Akhilandeshvari, the never not broken Hindu goddess and her lessons.  Never consistent.  Never whole.  Constant challenges and brokenness to overcome.  In this way I can focus on the positives.  I am always learning, growing, improving, changing, adapting, and overcoming.

I am moving forward and will be adding a watermark to all of the images I have out on the web.  And while I am at it, I might as well purge the images that no longer reinforce my brand.  Wow.  I have a brand.  I have come a long way in the last couple of years (thinks back to when she used to stumble over saying the words, "I am an artist.").

On a positive note, I also now have a gooseneck tripod that allows me to record videos overhead.  What a difference!  I created my first video with the new set up this weekend.  It will be a two-page journal spread for a journal I am working on.  It is inspired by the work I am doing as part of Effy Wild's class "Moonshine: Mother."  You can find more info about the class here:

I hope you like the new set up...


  1. Wow that was fun to watch. Do you live in the states? Where do you get the posca markers, locally or by mail? Beautiful image

  2. I hope you have told the person to cease and desist using your work as their own. This happens so often with images and the internet. Most of the time, people never even know it happens!

  3. I'm sorry to hear about the piracy. The new setup seems to work well! Beautiful sunset painting! :)

  4. Thanks for the support ladies and for your kind words. It actually got a little worse before it got better. Sad to see the worst in people come out in these kinds of situations. Sheesssh! Luckily they ultimately did the right thing.