My two favorite artists – Mike Geno and Kat Crosby

A couple years ago I ripped a page from magazine of these incredible paintings…of cheese.   Yes cheese!  I had no information about these cheese paintings so I googled “cheese art” and Mike Geno’s name came up.  I want all of his paintings….literally.  When I went to his website I discovered that he paints donuts, bacon, and sushi too.  Genius!  I was so happy when Blake got me a print for my Birthaversary (we got married on my birthday…).  My favorite donuts are lemon filled so he go me this one…




Once a year the Lafayette Art Association holds a fundraiser.  Artists paint a bunch of 6×6 canvases, people buy tickets, each ticket gets you a painting.  It’s a great way to get small, affordable pieces by great artists.  Last year I was lucky to get one of Kat Crosby’s abstract pieces.  I’m picky about abstracts…they have to look “right”.  I have no idea what “right” is or how to explain it, but all of her paintings are amazing.  I got this one…

Since her tent was next to mine at the Big Easel this year I looked at her paintings all day and decided I had to have one.  I bought “Leather and Lace” a great piece with oranges and pinks…it looks amazing with my mint walls.

So yeah, my art collection is looking pretty good these days.  Oh, and the two photos up there ^^, those were taken by my husband.  He’s a great artist too.   :)



Big Easel 2015

A huge “Thank You” goes out to all the people that showed up for the Big Easel this year!   It went smoothly thanks to my awesome helper (Thanks Shelby!).  I had great time talking to people, mingling with other artists, and the weather was beautiful.  Oh, and a bonus, I got to meet Kat Crosby whose tent was right next to mine.  I’ve loved her work for awhile now, but had never met her.  And I bought another of her pieces.  Yay for art!


Big Easel postponed until May 2nd

April showers bring May flowers!  I had a feeling all week that the prospect of rain was going to force the Big Easel to be postponed.  It will now be held May 2nd and hopefully it won’t rain then!  I don’t mind…three more weeks of prep!  (Actually, I was kind of hoping to get the 50+ painting out of my living room this weekend.  Oh well!)  So see y’all then!

More new paintings for the Big Easel show in River Ranch Lafayette, LA April 11, 2015

I’ve been painting…and painting…and painting some more to get ready for the Big Easel!  Here are a few more pieces that will be available at the show.


30″x40″ Acrylic on Canvas



18×24 Acrylic on Canvas



16×16 Acrylic on Canvas


Maurice the Purple Pig 16×16 Acrylic on Canvas

This is Maurice!  He’s one of the many smaller paintings I’ll have for sale at the Big Easel on April 11th in River Ranch.


New Paintings!


Eugene VII

16×20 Acrylic on Canvas



24×30 Acrylic on Canvas



24×30 Acrylic on Canvas



Big Easel Preview Show now going on at Lounge Gallery Downtown Lafayette

Hattie is hanging out at the Big Easel Preview Show in Lounge Gallery for the next few weeks.  The opening was this past weekend for the March Artwalk.  You should check it out…there is a bunch of great art by great artists!

Custom Goat Painting for Nursery

This goat doesn’t have a name yet but he is going in one lucky kid’s (ha!) room!

Animal Nursery Art – Vintage Farm Chic Toddler Room on is the BEST source for nursery and kid room inspiration.  Two years ago I submitted Georgia’s newborn nursery to the monthly room contest and got 3rd place for August 2013.  Not too shabby.  When we moved I knew I wanted to submit her toddler room and six months later I finally got around to doing it.  Her room is part Georgia (animals, books) and part me (vintage furniture, cool art, “Glimmer” the BEST EVER Sherwin-Williams paint color).  So it’s on  Check it out if you have some time.  Hattie the cow is a new painting – soon to be for sale on Etsy.

Big Easel Art Show in River Ranch Lafayette, LA – April 11, 2015

A couple of months ago I decided on a whim that I wanted to participate in the Big Easel show in River Ranch.  I’ve wanted to do it in the past, but it just never worked out (pregnant one year, 7 month old baby the next).  So I decided this was the year.  What I didn’t know was that it was juried.  I thought you just signed up, paid some sort of entry fee, and sold art.  Oops.  I thought what the heck and got the application anyway.  It took me 3+ hours to write my CV, which makes me sound WAY cooler than I actually am not because I wrote it that way, but I just didn’t realize that in five years I had accomplished so much.  I don’t really think of myself as an “artist” really, I’m just that girl that paints the funny animals.  I also never thought that I’d EVER have to write a bibliography after college.   Anyway, so I sent in my stuff and got accepted to round two…and then I sent some more stuff…and I got in!  Yay!  So I’ll be a busy bee the next several weeks planning this thing to death…oh and painting.  :)

So come visit me on April 11th in River Ranch 8am-4pm!