Down to the Wire!

November 2nd, 2015
Down to the Wire!

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. -Mark Zuckerberg We’re almost there!!!   I am filled with gratitude. We’re down to the wire at 87% with 60 backers!!! But there are only 7 more days to […]

Graduation!

May 21st, 2015
Graduation!

  We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. Carol Burnett All over the country students are graduating from college; from high school; from kindergarten. They’re finishing up one phase of their lives and forging ahead into the next. Looking back, everything seems to glow. There’s nostalgia for the events that helped you grow, […]

Portfolio book: to Publish or not to Publish?

April 1st, 2015
Portfolio book: to Publish or not to Publish?

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. –W. Somerset Maugham                 To publish or not to publish? I’ve finally made the decision.  I am designing a portfolio book – a collection of my imagery. What meaning does it have for […]

True West Gallery

March 13th, 2015
True West Gallery

Just a quick post to invite you to visit True West Gallery at 130 Lincoln Ave in Santa Fe, NM. It’s just around the corner from the heart of Santa Fe (the plaza) and a half-block from the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts. I am thrilled have been invited to be part of this […]

Lotusland: Obstacles, Goals and Success!

March 6th, 2015
Lotusland: Obstacles, Goals and Success!

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford There were a few obstacles along the way. Time, distance and injury, among them. (it’s really hard to paint when your dominant arm is in an immobilizing sling) But somehow, despite the obstacles, the goal was accomplished. Canvases […]

Lotusland- California Dreaming

January 12th, 2015
Lotusland- California Dreaming

I’ve been to California many times, wandering on pebble and sand beaches with seals and seagulls; reveling in deliciously lush and diverse gardens; marveling at mountain and ocean vistas. I’ve watched the fog roll in and then roll out. The wild places in California are truly a magical. I was pleased and honored to receive […]

Bluebird: An Honor

December 29th, 2014
Bluebird: An Honor

Earlier in the fall I received a request. A friend asked me to paint a bluebird surrounded by apple blossoms for her mother, who was undergoing treatment for cancer. There was urgency because her mother was at a pivotal point in her treatments. My own mother loved birds. Many of my childhood hours were spent […]

A New Year for a Great Blue Heron

January 4th, 2014
A New Year for a Great Blue Heron

It’s bitter cold in Vermont and across the continent. But we humans are not the only ones afflicted. The heron in the photo below fell out of the sky in the forest behind my sister-in-law’s house two days ago. Temperature- minus 5′, more or less. When the beautiful bird couldn’t get back into the air, […]

Boring! vs. Art

December 15th, 2013
Boring!  vs. Art

People often ask me how long I’ve been an artist… The answer of course, is FOREVER… but how did it start?    Perhaps it began in the sandpile, or with a box of crayons or clay from the ditch behind the house. Many long summer hours were spent creating dolls from hollyhock blossoms using my […]

Where the Wild Birds Fly: the Mystery of Migration

November 16th, 2013
Where the Wild Birds Fly: the Mystery of Migration

LAST WEEK when we were hiking at Tsankawi Ruins in the Jemez Mountains, I heard flocks of cranes flying above us. It’s a very different sound, a chorus of croaking, chortling, rattley, raspy calls…  quite unmistakable.  (The Forest service says that “Both the males and females make a rattling “kar-r-r-r- o-o-o” sound.”) As soon as […]