Last weekend I went to a board meeting at the lovely home of LaVonne Tarbox-Crone. I like LaVonne’s painting a lot and so I was really looking forward to seeing her home.

First, of course, I had to run and see LaVonne’s studio. It was lovely; right off the kitchen and in the main living area. She had carefully organized reference materials and GREAT light. I wished I could start painting.


LaVonne’s painting set up is right off her kitchen in the main part of the house! Light bright and airy, surrounded by reference photos. I’d paint too!

LaVonne's drafting table and painting set-up

LaVonne’s drafting table and painting set-up

But my favorite part of visiting an artist’s home is seeing what kind of art they choose to be surrounded by.

LaVonne impressed me; she had a lot of her own art on her walls! That’s something that I can’t say for myself. When I look at my art, all I see are flaws. I’m rarely satisfied.

There is a lesson to be learned there. I’m going think about hanging some of my pieces. Maybe in the process I’ll learn to be happier with my art.

Of course… first I’ll have to find the room. My walls are already covered with other art.