Friday, April 24, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Facebook Times Two

Now you have another way to learn more about what TraillWorks is doing. If you're on Facebook, check out my pages: TraillWorks and Wedding Cake Portraits.

Currently I'm holding a discussion about the renaming of my blog and featuring the progress of a current wedding cake commission. Of course I will be maintaining my blog, but the Facebook phenomena is not to be missed out on and I'm having so much fun interacting with friends and fans alike. If you're not a fan yet, become one and you'll be privy to special updates and offers. Come on, join in the Facebook fun!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Coming to Terms with Daycare

I tried for five months to juggle Joel, my son, at the studio and have finally come to terms with the fact that it doesn't work for me. I know lots of moms have businesses in their homes and are able to balance babies / work, but having to pay the rent and keep hours is different, plus finding focused time to paint. I really struggled with the question of daycare since I was fortunate to be raised by a stay at home mom. But, after talking to a few working moms who've done daycare I saw the benefit of it both for Joel and for me. I will be a better mom when I'm with him because I will be fully with him. And at work I will be fully at work. I already feel much calmer and ready to face the day, but look forward to him coming home tonight. So we'll see how it goes and in the meantime I have to get to work on a wedding cake portrait commission for next week. This change in care for Joel should mean more painting, so check back on the blog for new work. 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Eat, Art and Help a Cause

*You must eat at Andre's and bring in a postcard.

TraillWorks is partnering again with a local restaurant, Andre's, in Newton. Last summer I hosted Andre of Andre's Restaurant to promote his cookbook, and I also tutored Tracey, his wife, in painting. This Spring when you eat at Andre's and then buy art at TraillWorks I'll donate 10% of the sale to Katie's House, a local group home for young adults with disabilities. Enjoy a fabulous dinner, get inspired by art and help a local charity.