on my studio table

 |  March 21, 2014

Had about 1 1/2 hours this am to prep some panels and get a few layers of paint down in one. #studiotable

prepping some larger panels about a week ago

Something new I'm working on. Includes an image of a water damaged photo of one of my closest friends when I visited her in NYC in our 20s. #workinprogress #studiotable #art  #painting
Monday, this has changed quite a bit already, but I don’t have a photo of the latest. I kind of wish I had stopped at this point though- liking this much better than what I have now. It’s currently in the ugly, good lord what did I do to this phase

Spent a good hour today cleaning up my work tables, organizing, etc. Now I'm all set to make a new mess. #studio
My daughter and niece are on spring break and I had to clean up as I knew I would have kids in my studio this week. My tables do not look like this anymore.

Good creative energy this am. And my studio assistant (niece, my 4 year ild is not much of an assistant yet) helped me prep 6 canvases for future acrylic paintings

My niece was a studio assistant for a day! She helped me gesso over some old acrylic paintings. Painting some large canvases in acrylic is in my very near future. Excited for a bit of change. My Grace is painting on her easel on the bottom left.

Painting over old acrylic paintings. First layer. Something so liberating about coveting up old work with gesso.

I told my niece to do whatever she wanted on 6 canvases with the only instruction of “cover it up, here’s the gesso”. She had a ball.

"A New Day" acrylic and collage, 6x8 inches. Work in progress, will be bound into a journal
That night I just had to get back in the studio after the kids went to bed. Being around the acrylics inspired me to work on some panels that will be bound into journals. This panel is titled “A New Day”, 6×8 inches, acrylic and collage.


  1. by Mary McCloskey on March 21, 2014  4:22 pm Reply

    Your last image just wonderful. One of my favorites!

    • by bridgette on March 25, 2014  10:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Mary! I've had that image of the trees for years and I finally figured out how I needed to use it. Good lesson in never give up!

  2. by trish quilty on March 21, 2014  5:02 pm Reply

    love the panel "A New Day". Like even the gesso covered piece! :)

  3. by Seth on March 21, 2014  6:43 pm Reply

    Family day in the studio. Love it!

    • by bridgette on March 25, 2014  10:23 pm Reply

      yes, we have lots of family days in the studio! Unfortunately I'm usually just cleaning.....but I guess that is productive as it always need to be done. I'm such a messy creator

  4. by Sharmon Davidson on March 21, 2014  8:40 pm Reply

    Looks like your niece had a blast with the gesso! 'A New Day' is exquisite, and so is your adorable daughter!

    • by bridgette on March 25, 2014  10:24 pm Reply

      She did! She was so proud of her work and that she could help me. Thank you

  5. by Evelyn Flint on March 22, 2014  12:44 pm Reply

    Your art work is stunning ~ inspirational, and I shall look forward to following your blog!

    • by bridgette on March 25, 2014  10:24 pm Reply

      Thanks for visiting Evelyn, I appreciate it

  6. by Leah Hughes on March 24, 2014  6:19 pm Reply

    Wonderful Post..nice to see some kids in the studio.

    • by bridgette on March 25, 2014  10:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Leah. It was fun having their energy in there

  7. by Kim Henkel on March 25, 2014  7:19 pm Reply

    Kids in the studio always warms my heart. As for your A New Day creation - I keep having to go back and look at it again and again. It is very beautiful!

    • by bridgette on March 25, 2014  10:27 pm Reply

      Thanks Kim. it's a good energy in there for sure. Have I told you how much I love your work? I'm sure I have, but I'll just reiterate. I always get excited when your blog shows up in my feed. Thanks for visiting!

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