Posts by monicabaumannart

Monica Baumann From New Jersey, Monica started her formal studies at the age of 16 at Middlesex County College. She was accepted into an advanced art program, called “Arts High.” This offered her a young glimpse into the professional art world. Since then, Monica has studied at the duCret School of Art, Academy duCret, the Grand Central Academy, the Art Students League and continued her studies at the Jahn Studios. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous exhibitions in New York and New Jersey. Monica is currently residing in Burlington, Vermont. She is always open to accepting private students. Interested students should contact for more information. Monica is a strong-willed, hard-working painter, hoping to become comparable to those great artists that live and once lived. Her work has a strong focus on beauty and harmony, pure aesthetics as they once were.

The “care-trade”

One word, “Care-trade”.


(E. and N.C. enjoying the beach while I watched them both.)

A girlfriend and I have girls the same age. We both are creatives who work from home and are struggling to find time to work with our little bundles of energy around the house. So I suggested we do a care-trade. No money exchanged, two days a week (that’s the goal, right now its just one) we drop our baby off at the others house for a few hours, each person takes a a turn with both girls. Then, the free mom goes home and works! It’s genius and free. I painted uninterrupted without a care in the world for the first time in FOREVER. I may have cried some tears of joy.

Make a friend, and do it. It’s good for you. It’s good for your kids. It’s good for your friends.