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Estación de tren abandonada (Abandoned Train Station)

As we drove alongside the Andes mountain range in the province of Mendoza, train tracks that followed the road (actually its probably the other way around) dipped in and out of sight. It became more and more obvious that the tracks are no longer used … [Read more]

Quebrada de Cafayate

Just outside of the town of Cafayate, in the province of Salta, the national route 68 winds through Quebrada de Cafayate. The road follows a river through a gorgeous red rock canyon. Desert temperatures encouraged me to paint quickly. I started this … [Read more]


I was talking to a beginning plein air painter the other day about blocking in paintings, so I thought I would share this experience. I painted this piece on my friend's ranch. Animals are great to practice block-ins because they don't stand still … [Read more]

Random Photo #7

Carnaval in the northern provinces of Argentina is unlike any other. Pagan fertility rituals are combined with modern day mardi gras festivities. People, houses, cars and businesses are guaranteed prosperity, (or fertility) after they are surrounded … [Read more]

Random Photo #6

The devil cutting loose. … [Read more]

Random Photo #5

In February, we were in Jujuy for carnaval. Its a week long event so we made the rounds to several surrounding towns: Susques, Purmamarca, Maimará, and Tilcara. Each one had its own flavor but the what they all had in common was the devil cutting … [Read more]

Paintings of Bariloche, and Waiting for Ushuaia.

We spent a total of two months in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina. I'm still sifting through all the paintings of Bariloche I made while we were there. Our intention was to stay one month while my husband and I both finished up some work. … [Read more]

Random Photo #4

Along the road in Tucumán, rolling green hills and cows... lots and lots of cows. … [Read more]

Random Photo #3

I'm wondering how long this graffiti has been there. Was it before or after MySpace decided to make a come back? … [Read more]

Random Photo #2

Along Mitre street occasional trees are wearing crocheted sweaters. Even the trees get a little artistic love in Bariloche. It makes the walk along the main tourist street more colorful. … [Read more]

Bit by Bit

A few weeks ago, I had the brilliant idea to make a few changes to my website-- while traveling. A few changes turned into an overhaul. I liked where it was going, but realized that I was setting myself up for a lot of work at a time when a) internet … [Read more]


Last month, I read Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection. Since then, I've been thinking a lot about my own issues with perfectionism. I read a comment yesterday posted by someone named Goldbeard in response to an article on FastCoCreate. I thought … [Read more]