I'm really happy that my painting "Outcast" made the cover of a medical journal, my first! Ironically a day after I saw this my husband had a horrible accident related to his heart surgery. He blacked out while running on a treadmill and was thrown. His heart stopped for about two minute and there just… Continue reading Life Imitates Art: Cardiac Edition
I'm more than a little annoyed I was almost sent on my merry way and this wasn't caught. I knew something was wrong and it still took a nudge to get proper imaging done. So for this round I'm comfortable saying that I caught this, not a doctor for once.
More than a few times in the last six years, it has gotten back to me that acquaintances or any numbers of people groaned about how they were sick of hearing about my medical ailments. How fortunate for them that I at one point went an entire year without any emergency hospital or doctor visits;… Continue reading Low Down Tired Now
This will be very different work for me and it's the first time I'll be having a dedicated show of the new direction I've been going in. I read a horoscope a few months back saying that for me, as a Gemini, unveiling a new creative direction in public in June was the worst time to do so and it would not be well received. I normally don't put much stock into horoscopes -- let alone the Astro Twins -- but the description was a little too on the mark and specific with my situation as I was negotiating a gallery space. I'm glad the show got moved to the late fall!
It must have been something I blocked out, or something I just got used to. Maybe I was just trying to be polite or assumed they were dumb so I just kept my mouth shut instead of getting nasty about it? "Your work is great! But you know what you should do..." is something I have heard from a ridiculous number of men with regard to my art-making practices and anything to do with my career. I guess I really did just get used to it. In fact, this was how they made conversation.
Not only did we get a new website for Elephant Stone but I made a little promo video for the upcoming release of Heartworm written by my husband, Ben Vendetta. It's about a guy working in the music industry during the thick of the Britpop scene. His wife runs off to join a cult, but he's sort… Continue reading New Video: Heartworm by Ben Vendetta
If you ever wanted hear me blab about the music industry, art, Joan Crawford, my awesome husband, and why after everything I've been through medically I just suck it up (despite a cat sitting on my catheter bag), well then, you are in luck! I was invited to co-host on motivational talk show LoLoKnows earlier this week. Fair… Continue reading Motivational Talk: Radio Guest on LoLo Knows
Thank you so much to those of who donated (aka purchased) my sketches and color studies for my flash fundraiser! I'm glad these originals are going to some good homes and I'll be getting them out over the next few weeks to everyone. Congrats to Margaret McCartney, you won the framed acrylic/watercolor of "Hoodlum" and… Continue reading Winners + Thanks
I've been told I need yet another surgery. This time, a rod is to be put through from my ball socket of the femur down through to almost the knee. It appears my leg is about to break in pieces and the radiation I withstood to soften the cancer has taken its toll. I'm of… Continue reading Only One Leg To Stand On