In The Studio


My memories are filled with sounds, smells, and especially colors. The tiny sound of Swan Lake playing as I wound up my plastic ballerina who spun in her pink netted tutu. My jewelry box as a little girl was a treasure of mine. It’s where I not only kept as much costume jewelry as I could get my hands on, but also my daily treasures… marbles, smooth skipping rocks, dried flowers, drawings, coins, and weirdly, my favorite monopoly piece (the ship!). It was my little rose colored vault.

Looking back, the items I kept in my jewelry box are still very much relevant in my life. Ballerinas and the treasures of nature are some of my greatest pleasures.

My bedroom in New York makes me feel as if I’m living inside my own ballerina box. My walls clad in the perfect mysterious rose.


BEHR Paint helped me find the nostalgic color of my jewelry box: Dancing Rose. Do you have any color-filled memories? Find and share your color memory with me and BEHR at

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Last year, my aunt sent me a link to subscribe to the Painter’s Keys mailing list. Truthfully, I’m the first person to run when I hear the word subscription. I like the keep my inbox as clean as possible and avoid any and all sorts of ‘subscriptions’. However, I easily made an exception for these after I read the first letter.

Basically, The Painter’s Keys are short biweekly letters to artists that touch on incredible thoughts that any artist or creative can easily relate to. They always seem to touch on topics that have been on my mind for a while, which is always a pleasant surprise.

The letters were started by artist Robert Genn. After his passing, his daughter, Sara Genn, has continued the letters per his request. You can read more about how the letters came to be, and their continuation here. This is one of my favorite letters, and something I often think about.

Let me know if you look forward to them each week as much as I do…



Last night, I arrived home from what seems like a year long trip! It’s funny coming home after a long trip… you see familiar things with a new point of view. Letting all the new memories you made settle within your home. From a ranch in California to the west coast of Mexico, then over to Africa, and ending the trip in my old southern stomping grounds of Georgia.

These places inspired new ideas, new energy, and I’m ready to paint!

One of the greatest things about traveling is coming home.