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Monster Art Rally 2016

Monster Art Rally Logo

Last year I participated in the 1st annual Monster Art Rally at the Taubman Museum of Art and I’m happy to announce that I’m participating again this year! The event is taking place this Thursday April 21st from 5-9pm. Over 30 local artists will be drawing on-site while visitors watch and learn about the artists, their work, and the art of buying art. All artwork will be on sale for $50 and each piece will go to the person who draws the highest card. Proceeds from art sales help support educational programming at the museum.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, plus all galleries will be open until 9pm, including the Norman Rockwell exhibition. See below for more details and click here to visit the Facebook event.

MAR 2016 Flyer

If you are a local business, you can contribute by purchasing “Monster Dollars”–pre-paid sponsorships that can be used to play in the auction. Click here for more info and here to purchase.

Hope to see you there!! xoxo

Need Monster Art


My Life in Lists

Hello! Do you have snow where you live? If so, I hope you’re staying safe and are able to enjoy it. Personally, I’m not a fan of snow except that I like looking at it and there is a lot to look at today here in Roanoke.

Anyway, I decided that today is a good day to talk about organization. I sometimes forget things really easily, so one thing I do to help myself stay organized and on top of things is to make lists and make lots of them. I make daily to-do lists, lists of goals for the future, lists of ideas, and so on. I even bought a book a few years ago called “My Future Listography: All I Hope To Do in Lists.”


Recently, I found some small paperback sketchbooks that I really love. They come in two different sizes and a few different colors. They remind me of the Moleskine books, but they are a little cheaper. The brand is Fabriano, in case you want to look for them. I get mine at Michaels.


Ever since I started buying them last year, I use them for everything–to take notes for an online class, to plan art lessons, to record my blood sugar levels, to sketch, and of course to write lists. Writing things down by hand helps me to remember them better and it helps me stay organized.


Thanks for reading!