First of all, I want to state for the record that 2017 has been crazy so far between work and the house and art. Balance and time management are the trickiest things, and at some point I will write something about the planner/calendar that helps keep me at least partly sane!

Second, thank you thank you thank you to everyone that has been coming out to see me at my art shows/fairs. It’s been a little bit of a frustrating year so far, but I’m hoping for a pick-up in the second half of the year. I added three (!!) new-to-me shows this year and cycled out a few that I’ve been to several times, and I’m hoping that shift will help me meet some new lovely people that I can share my work with. That doesn’t mean that I don’t love seeing familiar faces, though! There are very few feelings as good as someone coming up to say that they already have some of my work and want to add some more! Each and every customer is important to me though, and I’m always glad for everyone I meet. Thank you again!

Third! I’ve redesigned some of my online presence, this webpage being one of my focuses. I’m using my copious free time (sarcasm!) to bring everything back under one roof here, so this will be the “one stop shop” for finding me online. This isn’t to say that I don’t have social media accounts! Just that everything will be linked and accessible from here. In fact, please come add me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! I try to post there as often as I can (and every account is a little different, so you won’t get a ton of cross-posting if you follow all of them).

Finally, I’ve realized that in my down-time, when I need to unwind a little, I might have a little bit of a movie problem. I’ve been using the app for my local theaters since the end of 2015, and it tracks all the tickets I buy through there… let’s take a look:


Bridge of Spies (Oct 17)
Spectre (November 13)
Star Wars: Episode VII (December 18)
Star Wars: Episode VII (January 1)
Deadpool (February 12)
Pretty in Pink 30th Anniversary (February 17)
Captain America: Civil War (May 6)
Captain America: Civil War (May 8)
X-Men: Apocalypse (May 29)
Now You See Me 2 (June 11)
Central Intelligence (June 19)
Rifftrax Live: MST3K Reunion (June 28)
The Legend of Tarzan (July 4)
Ghostbusters (July 17)
Star Trek Beyond (July 24)
The Magnificent Seven (October 1)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 26)
Hidden Figures (January 7)
The Lego Batman Movie (February 25)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5)
Baywatch (May 26)
Wonder Woman (June 3)
Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (June 17)
Baby Driver (July 1)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 8)
Dunkirk-70mm (July 22)
[Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July/August)]
[Atomic Blonde (July/August)]
[The Dark Tower (August)]
[The Hitman’s Bodyguard (August)]
[Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September)]
[Blade Runner 2049 (October)]
[Princess Bride 30th Anniversary (October 15)]
[Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (October)]
[Thor: Ragnarok (November 3)]
[Murder on the Orient Express (November)]
[Justice League (November)]

[Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15)

Okay, so I haven’t purchased tickets for the second half of the year yet (other than Princess Bride), but those are the movies I’d like to see if I can. I think I need to give my budget a stern talking-to to make sure it can support this habit of mine! And yes, you can probably sense a bit of a theme there – I like my superhero/action movies! If anyone wants to chat about any of these films, just drop me a line!

Movies aside, it’s been a fairly good year so far. I hope that everyone who stops by this webpage (or any of my social media accounts) is having a good year, too. I know there are some things going on in the wider world that are hard on a lot of people right now, so please take care of yourselves. And don’t forget that art is part of that!

I’ll see you at the next show!


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