Waterfalls from the Ceiling & Arting with Nature

I was dressed up with no where to go on a beautiful sunny day, and so I thought it was the perfect chance to get in a mini photo shoot with my newest painting series.

Why was I dressed up with no where to go? I was actually supposed to go to a drink & mingle event in Pittsburgh to show off my art during the gin tasting. I was dressed, ready to go, with my painting series in the backseat… when suddenly a waterfall sprouted from the living room ceiling fan!! And well, as you can imagine, that put an all-halt on everything.

Still, a photo opp outside with my current pet series is pretty nice. I have been on a dreamy surrealism kick, and I am really loving it. I can’t wait until my other pieces are done to fill in the series and show them all off to you!

What do you do when things aren’t going your way and you need to be cheered up? Any tried and true techniques? 👇👇👇 Comment and tell me below.


In light of revamping this blog and these new pictures, I thought I might introduce myself to any new readers, followers and friends. ( A #meettheartist, if you will.)

Normally I hate introductions and wallow in misery every time I have to even write a new artist’s statement. You’d think the world was ending the way I retreat to a dark, dusty corner and curl up into a tight ball, rocking back and forth and whispering strange things to myself. Haha, kidding! …But only sort of.  Introvert!

I am from the Pittsburgh area in the United States. (No, I do not like it here, at all. BUT our Penguins hockey team is a major redemption. PENGUINS LOVE!!) I have recently just started back to school online for full stack web and app development certificate through my local university. During the fall and spring seasons I work as an eddy current NDE technician in nuclear power plants around the country during their outage seasons. (No, I don’t like my job either.) I have to wear nuclear exposure monitoring devices and dress out in yellow suits and everything, all while crawling into teeny tiny spaces to test pipes for damages. The work hours tend to be 12 hour days, 7 days a week, for up to several months in a row. The life of a nuclear worker.

The summers and the deep winter, however, are mine to use to spend with family and work on my dream. What’s the dream? To love fully sustained off of my art and live in a place that doesn’t see the negative-degree winters that we do in western PA. I imagine beaches in Santa Monica with an art studio, producing fine art surrealist paintings, illustrating for children’s books, and developing a startup business for the animated comic book mobile apps I want to create and distribute. (Stay tuned for that last one!!)

All of you, every one of you who likes my pictures or comments on them or tells a friend about my art – each and every one of you is contributing to that dream of mine. 🤗🤗🤗 And I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. ❤❤❤

What’s your dream? 👇👇👇 Comment and tell me below. ❤❤❤