Sometimes, I keep going

Many people seem to think that painting is a mysterious activity.  That artists are a special breed of person who can visualize some fabulous idea, whip out their tubes of paint, and effortlessly bring it to life on canvas. Not so much.  At least, not for this artist....

On unconditional love and creativity

This post is part of the Unencumbered Sharing Circle, a gathering of honest first-hand stories about self-loathing, self-love, and the journey between the two. Read more stories, and share your own, right here. Today, I’m participating in a blog roundup about loving...
Just show up and play

Just show up and play

On January second, I rolled out of bed, rolled up my sleeves, and made the trek down to my studio to officially get the new year underway. I had big plans for 2014, and as soon as I got them all down on paper I would be ready to have my biggest year yet as a working...

Wishing you a very happy New Year!

I hope your holidays were as wonderful as ever! Mine were full of board games, mulled wine, and only one minor disaster involving a toppled Christmas tree. Can you believe that 2014 is only 2 days away? When I think back on just how insanely wonderful 2013 has been,...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 days away! And Hanukkah too! Here at house Willsie-Saipe we’ve already outlined our 2-day pie production plan (pie is serious business, people!), we’ve wrapped our Hanukkah gifts, and we’re ready to...
Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

I’ve been playing around with a new idea in some of my recent paintings, and I’d love to know what you think. Most of my paintings over the last few years have focused on how we see our pets – specifically, the special expressions and mannerisms they...