What Are Big Girl Panties and Who Wears Them

  As a female professional artist, business owner, and book illustrator nothing aggravates me more than seeing the short sighted phrase, “put on Big-Girl panties” used toward women. Just what does this mean? I will “frame” the following response with factual references and personal experiences for everyone to learn from. Statues Don’t Wear Underwear Erected on Wall […]

Can you Imagine Art and Life Without Women

“Women’s Rights are Human Rights” – HRC, painting by Teddi-Jann Covell, 16″ x 20″, oil on canvas Art without Women March is Women’s History Month. Today is International Women’s Day and it’s “A Day Without Women Strike”. Today, women, if possible, are to remain home, not work or shop so that the world can realize […]

Mainahs in Mexico who didnt climb the Wall

While some spent February vacation on the slopes or at the “Tourney’s”, I convinced my husband to leave our house in the middle of the winter and visit my brother and his family in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico! (And no our pipes didn’t freeze or the boiler break down as he had feared! In fact, one […]

Art Of Tourney Time!

What is it about this time of year when entire towns come out of the ice fishing shacks, off the snowmobile trails, and head for the “Mecca”? We love to cheer on our teams during the Eastern Maine Basketball Tournaments! But there’s an art to this cold winter ritual that gets people heated up and […]

Best in Snow! OOOps I mean Show!

I like everyone else in the Bangor Area, I spent Valentine’s Day shoveling out of the brutal snow that was dumped on us Monday and Tuesday! It was piled so high around the windows, doors, roof-tops and vehicles that people are still digging out two days later! At the University’s Recreation Center Parking lot, some kids […]

Who Stole Tom Brady’s Shirt?

Prior to the game last Sunday, I held a painting party in my home in Orono.  The Super Bowl was on my mind, but I had selected the standard subjects for my “students” to copy, a vase of pink flowers or a snow covered Katahdin. When neither ladies were thrilled at my suggestions, jokingly, I suggested, […]

Want to Change the world? Buy Art!

Bangor Art Society: 142 Years Young! May 2015, I was elected as President of the Bangor Art Society. After research, I discovered that our Bangor Art Society is THE Oldest Art Society in the Nation, founded on February 6th, 1875 when several people met in the office of Dr. H.F. Tefft on Main Street in Bangor. “Jeremiah […]

Pretty In Pink at the Women’s March on Washington DC

Yes, I was there, part of history, last Saturday, at the intersection of Independence Ave. and 7th Street, Washington D.C.! With my back leaning against the wall of the Hirshhorn Museum, facing the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters building, I watched the last “jumbo-tron” on this street with nearly one million of my newest sisters and brothers. […]

Art Of Ice Hockey: UMMA and Beyond

The University of Maine Museum of Art held it’s member art show reception, Thursday evening, January 12. I met one of the featured Artists: Siobhan McBride! Standing in front of her painting, Siobhan and I at UMMA Reception Siobhan McBride: Four Hour Fortune Cookie January 13, 2017 – May 6, 2017 Siobhan McBride (American, born […]

The art of planning (and a party thrown in)!

On your mark, get ready, set, go! Sprint into 2017!  We are racing into another creative year. Everyone including artists should take the time to turn around and look back at our experiences from 2016, figure out what went well and what went south. Time to analyze and make changes, if necessary, with your art activities […]