Monday, August 31, 2009

great mn race

Last weekend my brother and I participated in our 3rd urban scavenger hunt:

Described as a scaled-down version of "The Amazing Race," teams solve clues and challenges while racing to 8 checkpoints throughout the metro area. Teams are allowed to travel by foot and public transportation only.

Exercise, fresh air, and an adventurous way to see the city!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


"Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."
-Fanny Crosby

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

surrounded by butterflies

After our recent visit to Como's Blooming Butterfly Exhibit, I felt so refreshed. In the midst of hundereds of butterflies, flying happily and freely, I realized just how how much my life has changed since then.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


This commissioned piece hangs in a master bedroom. Inspired by the nostalgia of my favorite ride, "tilt-a-whirl" is a fitting title for this painting (and sometimes my life in general)!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

for the love of dirt

I have a whole new appreciation for all the trucks I see each day. Who would guess that every single dump truck and roller truck sighting could create so much excitement for a little boy? Down the block we watch the trucks move dirt: free entertainment daily! And the newest construction toy set allows this little boy to be a "real guy working!"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

zoo crew

I'm working on a series of paintings called zoo crew. Rad rhino and hip-hop hippo are my favorites so far. The vibrant backgrounds and colored edges make these funky animals pop from the square canvases!

Monday, August 3, 2009

home fries

I was so excited to receive my first etsy purchase in the mail from 3squares! I ordered a custom necklace which shows the Twin Cities with a Swarovski crystal at Minneapolis:

Etsy showcases thousands of artists. By ordering directly from them, prices are very competitive and you have the ability to request anything that you can dream up! Check out the pendants from 3squares:

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Such a gorgeous "painting!"
A view out the window during my last flight.