Art for Superheroes

The thing about perfection is that it's unknowable. It's impossible, but it's also right in front of us the whole time. -Kevin Flynn

Black Raven – Commissioned Piece

Black Raven – Commissioned Piece

This piece was commissioned for Black Raven Architects in Adrian, Michigan. The painting was created on a 20×20 stretched canvas using the acrylic pouring method. Then, the paint was sealed with a coat of Polycrylic, and a vinyl cutout of the company’s logo was added along with subtle hints of gold leaf. Another coat of ... Read More

Northern Lake

Northern Lake

Living life in the Adirondacks use to seem boring to me. I resented the smallness of the area, the fact that I had and have spent 95% of my life living within a 5 mile radius of my childhood home. As the impetuous nature of teenage knowledge slowly transformed into the calmness of adult wisdom, all of ... Read More

Dream Brain

Dream Brain

Created using the acrylic pouring technique, this 6″x 6″ piece is inspired by the intense colors of the dreaming brain. The vibrant colors in this painting remind me of several things; all of them can be summed up as a fever dream.  Some fever dreams are born from illness. They manifest out of your body’s war ... Read More

Pandemic: Introduction

Pandemic: Introduction

We didn’t expect it.     That’s the phrase the news had repeated over and over again in the days that followed the emergence of the pandemic. No one had anticipated it would come so quickly and with such a vengeance. For all of our zombie preparedness jokes and games, in the dismal days following ... Read More

30 Days, Day 7: Where the Magic Is

30 Days, Day 7: Where the Magic Is

Day 7: You are locked in a library after hours. This one was a little more challenging, so I had to spread it out over what seemed like an eternity-getting stuck in a library is much more difficult than I thought! I’ve rewritten this twice. Also, don’t try to find Sweetwater on a map of ... Read More

30 Days, Day 6: Meet Janine

30 Days, Day 6: Meet Janine

Day 6: An explosion knocks you to the ground, and you struggle to catch your breath. I really, really disliked family dinners. I disliked them to the point of making it a goal to volunteer for every holiday shift and hourly time slot that fell on a relative’s birthday. But, I couldn’t get out of ... Read More

30 Days, Day 5: Captain America and Me

30 Days, Day 5: Captain America and Me

Day 5: Write about your hero, real or imagined. Why do you respect this person? What have you learned from them? There’s something to be said about heroes. Everybody has one, whether they choose to admit it or not; we all have the one person or thing that we look up to. We have to. ... Read More

30 Days, Day 4: Not Your Regular Commute

30 Days, Day 4: Not Your Regular Commute

Day 4: You check your rear-view mirror and see several SUVs with tinted windows following you. There are moments in your life where you think, if I had just done that one little, seemingly unimportant thing differently, everything would have been okay. The problem with that kind of thinking is that, no matter how much you ... Read More

30 Days, Day 3: A Coffee Date With 2015’s Sara Wagner

30 Days, Day 3: A Coffee Date With 2015’s Sara Wagner

Day 3: Go on a coffee date with the person you were 2 years ago. You know that feeling, that anxious, gut rumbling feeling when you’re about to face something you’ve been putting off? That’s how I felt the day that I saw her again. That was the day I saw me again, a Sara ... Read More

News & Updates

Tarot Tuesday: Finding Focus

My mind is a busy, shiny, loud garbage dump. I have so many thoughts, goals, dreams…pieces of art I’d like to create, stories I want to write, dreams for my beautiful daughters and husband, etc. A few years ago, I’d have described my mind as more of a black hole of dreamless waste, so honestly, ... Read More

Tarot Tuesday: First Edition

Here it is, as promised, my new weekly feature…Tarot Tuesday! About six months ago, I downloaded a very cool app called Golden Thread Tarot. Why did I, a very non-spiritual, life-is-based-on-science kind of person download a tarot card app? Boredom. I was scrolling through the Google Play Store and bam; Golden Thread Tarot popped up ... Read More

January Update: What’s Happening at Studio Blackwater

January is almost over, which seems strange to me since I’m pretty sure it just started. I am working on a ton of new content, including reviews, tutorials, and general opinion pieces-I’m also working on launching something BIG. Since I’m really bad at building up suspense, let’s just dive into the big thing right off ... Read More