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

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

30 Days, Day 2: My Fake Autobiography

30 Days, Day 2: My Fake Autobiography

Day 2: Write the autobiography of the life you weren’t brave enough to live. Sara Mosher was born in Upstate NY in 1986. After graduating from high school in 2004, she pursued her dream of becoming a field paleontologist, and graduated from Pennsylvania University with a doctorate in Paleontology. Dr. Mosher began her journey into ... Read More

30 Days 2017, Day 1: Dylan’s Perspective

30 Days 2017, Day 1: Dylan’s Perspective

Day 1: Describe yourself from your pet’s point of view.  For this one, I’ll be using the love of my life, my 10 year old tabby cat Dylan. Hi, my name is Dylan-or at least, that’s what my person(s) call me. That didn’t use to be my name, but I don’t think much about that ... Read More

News & Updates

What Is an Artist?

I’ve been trying to answer this question most of my life. When I was a kid, being an artist was almost an insult. If you were an artist, it meant that you didn’t fit neatly into the idea that society had for normality. You were “creative”, used in quotations because usually, “creative” was sarcastically synonymous ... Read More

February Update: What’s Up This Month

Thank you to everyone who has helped to support Studio Blackwater over the past few months. I really appreciate all of your kind words and the ability to do what I love while supporting those who need it. This month, I’m trying to get my spark back. I had big dreams for January that didn’t ... Read More

January Update: What’s up at Studio Blackwater

2018 got here so much faster than I thought it would! I’ve been busy at work refining a few techniques I’ve been learning over the past few months, specifically acrylic pouring. This technique combines different, complimentary acrylic paints, Floetrol and silicone (or for me, OGX coconut oil mist). Then, all of it is poured in a cup ... Read More