Proud To Be A New Artist At UGallery, A Curated Online Gallery

In August, after much work and anticipation I was accepted to be one of approximately 500 artists represented by UGallery which is a curated online gallery. Currently I have eight pieces showcased on their site and any of my art that is for sale there will be exclusive to Ugallery and will not be offered for sale anywhere else. It is a big accomplishment for me as only 10% of artists that apply get accepted. So I am super excited to be a part of this diverse group of artists and to have been featured on their blog.

Here are a few of my pieces that are for sale at Ugallery



Ambition 24×40 inches



Red Rooftops 20×48 inches



Blackbird 24×36 inches



Zombie In A Pink Dress 12×26 inches


We Finally Have A Gravy Boat

You know when you go to dinner at someone’s house and they pull out all these fancy dishes and platters. There is something for everything they are serving. Everything seems to match and you walk away thinking the food tasted better because THEY are better.

Not at our house, at our house the butter is served on a plate or better yet, from a margarine container. The cups won’t match and if the plates happen to it’s because we pulled out the ones that have chips and cracks on them. Good luck finding a matching utensil and the ketchup bottle is there for all to see. No, in our house fancy is like a swear word.

But as our kids are growing we’ve been trying to change that. We bought some white platters and matching bowls a year ago; this past winter a whole big set of fancy utensils and finally, the biggest luxury item of them all, a gravy boat.

What does that mean for our family? I’m not sure, cheese on a platter and toothpicks in the meatballs won’t change the fact that when our six year old farts at the table everyone giggles. But at least we finally have a gravy boat.


Gravy boat photograph curtesy of

Featured Artist and Writer Teena Stewart

I have always been super passionate about art in any form. Not just my own creations but I love to view other artists as well. My own walls are filled with art from artists local to me and around the world. I am a firm believer in karma and paying it forward so I’ve decided to dedicate my blog posts a few times a week to introducing artists that I admire. Teena is todays pick, I first fell in love with her recycled art glass work. Let me start by introducing her:



Teena Stewart is an artist and published writer who manages two online handmade businesses.  Serendipitini incorporates creative reuse and recycling into handmade gifts.


Items include hanging wine bottle candles, table top wine bottle candles, recycled glass chip china mirrors, unique sun catchers, jewelry and more. She also has a line of pet products, Serendipitini Pet, which include pet silhouette necklaces and ceramic tile hand stamped pet coasters.


Teena says, “For as long as I can remember I have been bitten with the creative bug. Whenever I create, I feel a special connection to the divine creator.   I find a spiritual message in turning something that might otherwise be considered trash into something beautiful and useful. I think this is what God does for us if we allow him to work in our lives.”

Her Serendipitni blog provides links to all her creative work including her blog and Facebook Fan page and Etsy shops. Be sure to sign up for her monthly ezine which includes creative tips, discounts and giveaways. This month she’s giving away a pair of handmade howlite turquoise and recycled earrings.


Keeping Up With The Masses; An Artists Struggle With Social Media and The Art Of Engaging

I’ve spent my morning trying to get organized, listing art on new sites, keeping up with the social media sites, tweaking my twitter, stumbling my pictures and finally updating my blog. There is so much to keep up with……aggghhhh. I want to simplify, downsize, reign things in a little but I find myself afraid to miss an opportunity. How many of you feel lost on twitter? Do you feel like your tweets are just going out into the unknown, never to be noticed? Engage we are told; show you are a real person. Does anyone REALLY want to hear about my kids first day of school, how I burned the oatmeal this morning or how fat my kitten is getting? I just don’t see it but I’ll keep tweeting just in case there is someone likeminded out there actually listening. I just want to paint, lock myself away and paint until I run out of supplies. But what’s the use of painting for a living if I don’t find a way to share it with the masses. I’ll cross my fingers and send new artwork out to cyber space in the hopes someone out there will connect with it enough to press that buy button. I’m just trying to make a living, pay some bills, buy the kids some cloths for school, afford a piece of salmon once in awhile. And maybe, once in blue moon I will find myself engaging with someone else floating around in this vast cyber space who’s also trying to connect and make a living off their handmade goods. Now I’m off to tweet!