The True Tale Behind “Petting Zoo”

If you’ve never experienced the magic of a New England Christmas, I’m sorry. Trust me when I say, there’s a reason the Hallmark Channel...

The Most Profound Sh*t I Ever Heard

If you’ve been following along, you know that I began my, “100% all in” journey as a professional artist, this past May. For me that...

The Branch Salmon

Once upon a time there was a little fish. He was one of many in a tiny tank on a fish farm. Each day he grew a little bigger and each day...

(Artist) Obedience Class 101

My family and I adopted a Rottador (Rottweiler / Labrador Retriever mix) puppy just about six weeks ago. He has been fantastic; Ottoman J...

Three Halloweens Later

Halloween is just around the corner which means it’s time to share these fun rocks I created for my son’s PreK class three years ago. The...

Embrace the unexpected… F*ck your plans

If you’re just joining me… Here’s my story…. First off I am a wife; mom; and professional artist. I never planned on being any of those...

Changing Your Perspective

I have a really good friend; a brother from another mother; as one might say and we have shared a very similar outlook in life: we’re...

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

In 2019 I applied to one of my first art shows ever. The show was for the MASF or the Miniature Art Society of Florida. The MASF is not...

Baby Got Back:

How My Backside Kept Me Out of a Show And How I Fixed My Bottom. “I’m sorry, but your backside just isn’t up to par.” And that’s exactly...

Vanessa vs. the Troll

I slayed that f*cker. Four months ago I started a program for artists that teaches you how to run your business and make time to create...

Wish.com Granted

Two pictures of the same robe, right? LOL. Yeah… not even close. What I ordered is what you see on the right (stunning right?) and what...

Confessions of a Job Jumper

. Confession. I was a job jumper. I had tried everything from life guard and swim instructor, to kennel assistant (which translates to...

2021 Self Portrait Triptych

Here we go! Done! ok... no, no, they're not done... I still want to do a few touch ups on "Witness" and then there's the resin...