The Mother Ranch Blog

How are my empath friends doing? (newsletter)

Mar 05, 2022


My brother Michael is visiting this week! And before he arrived, I asked Brad to measure the grey rug in this little area next to our living room and cut a rug pad to fit. I walked in to find...

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New art, PRINT GIVEAWAY, ranch stories, & a SALE! (Newsletter)

Feb 12, 2022

THE ART:

My sweet friend Mary turned 69 this week! She's back in Colorado so I couldn't celebrate her birthday with her in person darn it. I sent her some prizes and thought you'd like to...

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Handpainted Floor Cloth!

Aug 26, 2021


I had a thought the other day after finding that Lucy had peed on a big 8x10 area rug...AGAIN.

Remember back in the 1990s when everyone was making floor cloths out of canvas? I decided to bring...

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Great News on ALL fronts AND 7 New Watercolors!

May 01, 2021

Ahhhh spring! It's a late one but it's finally here! Today is 80 degrees and sunny but the mountains are still covered with a blanket of snow—perfection.

For me, spring means I often wake up...

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Happy Pride!

Jun 30, 2020

I had a funny thought one day, a Ranch Pride Parade :-) Those of you who know Sweetness, know he'd definitely be the one leading that parade and waving the flag—he loves everyone.

Hopefully...

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Lemons to Lemonade, my life in a short comic strip

Mar 04, 2020

I've never drawn anything as a comic but decided to give it a try—to be brave, move forward, out of my perfectionism, and into exploration and play. Sometimes play is hard!

This is about a...

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A Little Self Portrait

Mar 03, 2020

On Valentine's Day I was journaling and the idea for this came to me. I thought it would be fun to use it with my signature at the bottom of blog posts.

I want to keep showing you how ideas morph...

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The Permanent and Imperfect Art of Sketching in Pen

Feb 15, 2020

I sketched this in pen recently, it may turn into something, it may not. Either way is okay.

I almost always sketch in pen now, it forces me to accept the imperfections. I used to sketch in pencil...

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