Friday, January 21, 2022

New mini collages

I've been making a lot of mini collages lately. Here are the new ones I've made so far this year.


Like the ones I've made before, they're about the size of a business card.

Here they are with my Barbie doll Nzinga for scale.


There are so many to choose from! It can be hard to decide.


I only sell my mini collages at in-person events, but since I don't know when I will feel safe having an art show again, the best way to enjoy this new artwork is to order one of the new print-on-demand items I've made from my Zazzle store.


Since the artwork is small, the items I'm selling with it on there are also small, so expect things like coasters but not shower curtains or tote bags. Right now you can get 40% off phone cases.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

My brief moment in the sun


Self-portrait in the beautiful Southern California sunshine

Last year in the spring, after I got vaccinated, before the Delta variant started spreading, I had a brief moment in the sun. I had the opportunity to go to California again to be a game show contestant for the third time. The experience was intense. As you probably know from many of my previous posts, I had spent the bulk of the previous year working from home in solitude. I had stopped getting my hair done because there was no point. I had stopped spending time with family and friends in person on a regular basis. I had stopped going into stores and other public places.  And then all of a sudden I needed to go to the salon, go to the airport, get on a plane, go to a TV studio, meet new people in person, and try my best to answer challenging trivia questions at a rapid-fire pace without the encouragement of a live studio audience. Tomorrow night you'll get a chance to be in the audience to see how I did. Check out my episode of The Chase at 10 p.m. Eastern/ 9 p.m. Central on ABC. If you're a cord-cutter, you can also see it the day after tomorrow on the show's website. In the meantime, take a look at these photos I took now that I can finally talk about why I took them.

Some of the trivia books I studied. (Thanks, Chicago Public Library!)

My luggage for the trip, a combination of old, new, and vintage

A view of the Grand Canyon from the plane

The view from my hotel window

Beautiful California flowers

Monday, December 13, 2021

Mood Board Monday: a jewel tone and teak living room


This week's design features a serendipitous combination of jewel tones. They complement the rich teak wood flooring. The art is by Rex Ray.

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