30 Paintings in 30 Days 2015 Day 2

I’m pretty excited about the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge this year. I am having a lot of fun. It’s only day two so I probably shouldn’t get too ahead of myself, but there is something really relaxing about painting and doodling and painting some more ....more

30 Paintings In 30 Days 2015 Day 1

It’s the first day of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! I am about to embark on the fulfilling, yet slightly grueling (possibly masochistic) journey of painting one painting a day for 30 days straight. I’ve warned my family not to expect dinner, clean laundry, or my attention for a while ....more

Making Decisions About Life And Death

There are certain things about being a grown up that are harder than others. Making decisions about life and death are one of them. Sometimes, when faced with tough questions and impossible choices, you find yourself looking around the room for a grown up to tell you what to do ....more

Not Painting Makes Me Squirrely

Not painting makes me squirrely. Like I probably have beady eyes and everything. I’m going through withdrawals over here ....more

Motherhood Is Like Being On Stage With Your Mic Turned Off

This morning I was in the shower, where I have all of my epiphanies, and I realized motherhood is like being on stage with your mic turned off. People are expecting you to perform and solve their problems and just be awesome, but at the same time they can’t seem to hear a word you are saying. ...more

Access Your Medical Records Online (Maybe)

I was sitting in an exam room waiting for my doctor to pop in and I didn’t have anything to do but read the signs and posters on the wall. So I did. All of them ....more

You Might Be In The First Trimester of Pregnancy If…

You might be in the first trimester of pregnancy if… 1. You have an ultrasound photo on your refrigerator with the words “Baby!!!” next to what appears to be an alien life form or a blob of ink. Without the word baby nobody would know what they were looking at. 2 ....more

I Survived My First Art Show

New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair 2015 I survived my first art show! I haven’t unpacked my paintings or my jewelry yet so I feel like I haven’t quite finished the whole process, but I wanted to update you on how it went. I’m putting off the big unpack because I am implementing an inventory system and I need a big chunk of time to do it correctly ....more

2015 New Mexico Arts And Crafts Fair Begins Today

Hey, Happy Readers, I’ve been missing in action on the blog lately because I have been busy getting ready for the 2015 New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair. It begins today so if you are in the Albuquerque area this weekend stop by and say hello. I spent yesterday setting up my booth and I was impressed by the amazing work going up around me ....more

My Kid Needs A Job In Sales

I’ve been feeling under the weather so my husband decided to get up with our daughter this morning and let me get some extra sleep. I was snoozing away when something woke me up: A small shuffle, odd breathing in my ear, the sense that someone was standing over me. It Was a Hazy Day 4×6 alcohol ink painting by Lillian Connelly on photo paper ....more