Experiments in Blue // Week 32



Hello friends! This week’s Experiment in Blue (above) is inspired by blue and white transferware. This piece is made with acrylic paint on a hard 8×10 panel. I plan on expanding this series over the next few months.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing and posting on this blog as often as I normally do. I think all of the travel I’ve been doing has pushed my blog to the back burner. But I miss being here, and I plan to come back with loads of new content starting this week! Stay tuned.

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Experiments in Blue // Week 31



I’m a little late in posting this week’s Experiment in Blue — this sketchbook spread I made while I was in Antibes France last week. I’m back in Portland again after two weeks vacation in France, and will be posting here more often again!

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Experiments in Blue // Weeks 29 & 30



Friends, I’ve been traveling in France, hence my silence here on the blog, but I did want to share with you my Experiments in Blue from the past two weeks!

This one below was drawn on a train from Paris to Nice, as we meandered (rather speedily) through the French countryside of Provence. It is painted entirely in one paint color, too.


Hope everyone is having a great week so far.


Help Me Develop a New Suite of Classes!



Hello friends! I am considering offering a new suite of short, manageable online class modules in the area of setting up and running a successful art business. The modules will be affordable and set up for you to take anytime at your own pace. For those of you interested in taking classes from me, I’d love for you to fill out my very short survey (will take you less than a minute!). It is an information gathering tool to help me decide which modules to develop and roll out first. I appreciate your input!

Have a great weekend!


Two Upcoming Portland Events!


Hello friends!

I am so happy to announce two different Portland events in which I will take part, one TOMORROW NIGHT and one in OCTOBER

First, The Portland Art Museum Monster Drawing Rally!


No, we won’t be drawing monsters (the “monster” part refers to the size of the drawing rally!). Monster Drawing Rally (MDR) is a drawing event and fundraiser featuring more than 75 Portland-based artists. Part performance, part laboratory, part art bazaar, MDR is an incredible opportunity to watch some of your favorite Portland artists create original drawings from a blank page. The event begins promptly at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s courtyard and consists of three one-hour rounds that each feature approximately 25 different artists drawing simultaneously. As the drawings are completed, they are immediately hung up and made available for a flat price of $35 each. If more than one person wants to purchase a particular work, the winner will be determined by drawing straws. Proceeds support free school and youth programs at the Museum. The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion.

I will be drawing from 7-8 pm! Please come say hello, watch artists draw, bif ! Going to be a great event!

Second, I am so happy to announce I will be the opening keynote speaker at this year’s THE HELLO SESSIONS in Portland on October 7th (more info below the photo!)


I am offering 15% off the ticket price with the code CONGDON15. The Hello Sessions is a one-day, workshop-based conference for creative entrepreneurs, which takes place in Portland, Oregon. Joy and Melissa, who run the conference, like to keep things intimate and that means they only have 100 seats in total. You can purchase your ticket here.

I gave a workshop at The Hello Sessions last year and it was so much fun. You can see a list of this year’s speakers here and learn more about what they’ll be talking about here.

Don’t forget about my discount offer! And register today!

Go Portland! And hope to see you at one of these great events.