Rachael Rossman's Studio Blog

I'm a mom. I'm an artist. I clean up a lot of messes.

It’s here! February 27, 2010

Filed under: Not painting,On the web — rachaelrossman @ 12:59 am

If you’re reading this, chances are you haven’t yet found my new and improved site/blog at rachaelrossman.com. It’s new, it’s fantastic and I hope you’ll come visit me there.

Come check out my new digs.


Tease February 25, 2010

Filed under: Beautiful Things,In the studio,Not painting,On the web — rachaelrossman @ 11:54 am

I’m working on a super spectacular something withNikki at Design Coyote. It’s almost ready, but I really couldn’t help myself from sharing. Just a little.


Sightings February 10, 2010

Filed under: Art,Not painting,On the web,Pet Portraits,Watercolor — rachaelrossman @ 10:40 pm

It’s been a busy week! Hot on the heels of The Pioneer Woman post, are these two nice mentions around the interwebs.

The Daily Grommet

Tails From The White House Lawn


Anticipation February 8, 2010

Filed under: Art,Dogs,In the studio,On the web,Pet Portraits,Watercolor — rachaelrossman @ 8:32 pm

My website has been down for 8 days. Eight! Ordinarily, that is not panic-inducing but considering that my traffic went from maybe 150/day to FIVE THOUSAND after the Pioneer Woman post – there has been some subsequent, and I think appropriate, panic.

Thank goodness for Google, because I think that’s how most people are finding me here at the blog when they are turned away from my portfolio site by nasty error messages.

But, rather than dwelling on the horrible horror that is my (now former) web hosting company, I’m very excited to announce that I’m working on a brand new site with the talented Nikki at Design Coyote. The design is super cool and I can’t wait to show you.

The cool part is that we are doing it as a trade and I am painting her a huge portrait of her dog Brody. So huge in fact, that I might have to paint it on the floor because it doesn’t fit on my desk.

See? It's huge!

I guess I could clear off my desk, but I would have to rearrange and reorganize, and then I’d get side-tracked and I wouldn’t get any painting done at all.


Welcome, Pioneer Woman Readers! January 31, 2010

Filed under: Not painting,On the web — rachaelrossman @ 9:50 am


First, my apologies to anyone who tried to view my portfolio site this morning. It’s broke! While I can’t confirm, I can only suspect that it was a result of all the Pioneer Women visiting. What a wonderful “problem” to have!

In the meantime, feel free to browse around this blog and read all about my creative adventures. It’s a little like watching paint dry.

If you have any questions, please post them here or email me directly at rachaelrossman@earthlink.net.

This is the best picture I could find of myself in a cowboy hat. It seemed appropriate, if not outdated by 20 years.


Best. Day. Ever. January 29, 2010

Filed under: Art,Dogs,On the web,Painting on Yupo,Pet Portraits,Watercolor — rachaelrossman @ 8:39 pm

Two great things happened today. I’ve been dying to post about it since this morning, but I was too busy answering email and hitting ‘refresh’ on my blog stat counter.

Thing the first: My portrait of Neil Gaiman’s dog Cabal arrived in Minnesota!

I know, right?!

Thing the second: my painting of Charlie was on The Pioneer Woman today!

Charlie is home.

You know this blog is new, so I don’t get a huge amount of traffic over here. But today, thanks to the kind words of @neilhimself and @thepioneerwoman my stats are through the roof. The best part, though?  Two more of my paintings have found good homes.

Goodnight, Charlie. Goodnight, Cabal.

Goodnight, stat counter.


If you look very, very closely… January 12, 2010

Filed under: Dogs,On the web,Pet Portraits — rachaelrossman @ 10:39 am

Last month I sent The Pioneer Woman a painting of her dog Charlie who, apparently, smells like Fritos. Anyway, she just got the painting and sent me a very nice email and I understand it will be featured on her site soon (fingers crossed) but in the meantime, I was super stoked to see it on another post today wherein she talked about redecorating. I’m glad our Charlie made the cut!

You have to go visit The Pioneer Woman to see the rest!