Dreams of Vastness and a Visit from Athena

October 5th, 2013
Dreams of Vastness and a Visit from Athena

Owls and airplanes? Strange things seem to be happening to me lately. For example, the other night I walked into the house in the dark. I had forgotten to leave lights on.  The moon is waning so it was pitch black. As I entered the  kitchen I was startled by something small, but larger-than-a-bug flying […]

Southwest Semester: The Ghost Ranch

August 27th, 2013
Southwest Semester: The Ghost Ranch

Georgia O’Keeffe painted Pedernal many times. Her presence dominates this valley, just as the the mountain itself oversees her home of many years at the Ghost Ranch. Ms. O’Keeffe is quoted as saying: “God said if I painted it enough, I could have it.—Georgia O’Keeffe. She was talking about Pedernal. Her ashes were scattered on […]

World of Art: The Hyde Collection: Modern Nature

July 27th, 2013
World of Art: The Hyde Collection: Modern Nature

Yesterday we took a drive to Glens Falls, NY to visit the Hyde Collection. It was a perfect New England summer day. Our mission was to mail a small original painting to Utah, and to send a giclée print on canvas of Raven Nest to Maine, then see to the show. The Hyde Collection is […]

Exquisite Brevity

January 3rd, 2012

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. ~Thomas Jefferson     The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is a haven for me. Restorative, informative, inspirational, reassuring. An afternoon spent there last week provided all of the above. Plus a bit of serendipitous surprise. The […]

Exquisite Brevity

January 3rd, 2012
Exquisite Brevity

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. ~Thomas Jefferson The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is a haven for me. Restorative, informative, inspirational, reassuring. An afternoon spent there last week provided all of the above. Plus a bit of serendipitous surprise. The exhibit was […]

Asphalt and ideas vs. Mother Nature.

November 6th, 2011
Asphalt and ideas vs. Mother Nature.

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. – Georgia O’Keeffe The days you work are the best days. – Georgia O’Keeffe Last night we made a visit to see the work of an old friend, Ms. […]