How to Shine on Social Media -For Artists & Idealists

I was asked years ago when I first started teaching online if I would ever make a social media course for artists and creatives that would go with my earlier color, web, design, creativity, and illustration offerings. Back then (2015) I did not yet feel like I knew...

Talking Location-Independent Art, Work, & Life

-with Art Ladders: The Creative Climb Podcast I’ve been busy these past few weeks with making art, online and live training digital media sessions, and a new podcast interview. Phew! My brother (Kevin Palana (Lawrence) of CAT Country 98.1 Providence, RI. fame)...

New Textile Drawings. The Art Underfoot.

Hitting the Mats Hi. Today I wanted to share two new textile drawings I made recently. Both were inspired by mats (literally the art underfoot!) made in Malawi with wicker/straw or chitenje patterned material. Above, is one of my new textile drawings called Woven...

New Murals + Live Social Media Workshop

Hitting the Ground Running I’ve been back in Malawi for two weeks now, and it was time to get back making to work straight away. This past week I made five new murals after my recent USA and Germany trip to see family in July. My team of former digital media...

Meet up? New Live + Virtual Art Shows Open

I’m about to head to the USA over the weekend. Things have been busy here in Lilongwe, Malawi with teaching live courses and helping UN organizations with their design and communications, but I’m almost ready for the 30+ hour journey (and finally catching...