New Technology

As I wrote in earlier blogs, the internet technology is very new to me. Although I was involved in the very beginning of the use of computers for commercial artists back in 1981, still things have changed so fast and so radically that in many ways I feel I am behind the times. I told an artist friend the other day of my new website. I have a website for my art, but a different website was needed to publicize my memoir, “The Monkey Lady”. A friend who is not only very knowledgeable about technology, but also in helping me Read More


I published the book of Suck-a-toe in 1980. It was self published because the four publishers who were interested would not accept the book unless I gave them the right to change it anyway they wanted. There was no way I was going to let them change one line. At the time I was on the board of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). One of the services offered to members were highly skilled professionals who could edit your book at a modest fee. I had my book edited and was told it was a really good book. At the Read More

Change is Good

I keep thinking how much things have changed since I became an artist. I don’t mind change – many times it is good, but change for change sake, I am not so sure. When I was young an interest in drawing was pretty much expected if you were going to be an artist. I agree that there are many areas to art such as design or composition which one could express in various ways, such as taking pieces of paper of different sizes and pasting them one over the other to create interesting montages. However, I firmly feel that hand Read More

Hard Work IS the Masterpiece

I had an interesting experience today. I met a friend that I had not seen in a while. She is a French lady who for many years was an airline stewardess. She said she had never planned that as a career but sort of fell into it. She had always been interested in art but as she said “In France I was told you had to be born with the talent so I dismissed the idea,” as she said ”after all I have no talent because I could not draw well.” Years later, during a period when she was not Read More