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An Artist's Plea to Keep Steve Whitmire in Green

Dear Muppet Studios,  In 2006 I was working on the road with the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Our host, Ty Pennington, was off for the Craft family episode in Hondo, Texas season 3 so our guest host was Kermit the Frog voiced by Steve...

Look How Far We Have Come: Art and Computers

    In 1986, I was on the cutting edge; UC Santa Barbara, through their MacLab,  held one of the first classes in cutting edge graphics programs MacDraw and MacPaint.  I was skeptical; computers at that time were all MS-DOS and command lines, but as I...

Installation of the Milky Wave

My husband, Jevon, is a highly creative person.  Though I am positive the world would be a better place with movies and books he would write, for now it is elevated by his current profession. (Pun intended)  He is extremely generous and understanding with my need to...

Cuzzin' Pete

This week marked the passing of some amazing musical and theatrical talent with the loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman.  But for me, as hard as it is to know there will be no new content and insight from either artist, their departure pales in comparison to the loss...

RIP David Bowie

Last night as I was climbing into bed my husband read a post online and said, "I think David Bowie just died".  I was absolutely certain this could not be the case so I went back downstairs and searched every possible combination on the internet.  Everything I saw...

Library Mural on Ellen: Beyond the "Trees and Stuff"

Recently I was asked to paint murals in a grammar school library for a makeover segment by my friend, Libby Wampler, who was art directing for John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino from HGTV.   The reveal was to air live on the Ellen DeGeneres Show so I was excited to...

Extreme Makeover: Hadley Edition 2015

  I am happy to say I made good on a promise.  I promised my husband, Jevon, I would design and renovate our backyard to suit the temperate climate in Southern California.  This gave me the opportunity to design for the people I love most in the world and now we...