Art closet under the stairs

One spot in the house we have ignored was a dingy under the stairs closet. I really wanted to get my materials organized and out of the way to provide more open workspace and a feeling of lightness in the studio. My oh so handy Superhero used up almost the last of our wood stash […]


Art is you recap

Just home after a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Re-experiencing teachers again and learning from new ones. A charming ornaments class with Nellie Wortman. So nice and so generous. My wonky Charlie Brown star came from this class.  Seth Apter’s “A Book of Moments”  proved challenging in composing a cover, which […]


Running in Circles

I’ve been away from the blog world for almost two weeks.  Been running in circles while developing some new classes for 9-13 years olds for the gallery and town.  Making samples, getting ready for a workshop – Art-Is-You, where I get to see some long lost friends.  Face time is just not the same as […]


Acadia Goodbye

Our week was short and we packed it on including walking 27 miles in 4 days. Each morning we walked the shore path in Bar Harbor starting at the Independent where I picked up a strong coffee. Fog covered the bay every day until it burned off around noon but the sight was breathtaking.  The […]


Acadia Part Deux

Probably the best part of our trip was that we spent time living and enjoying each other and not much time photographing or on technology.  I have a few more goodies to show you, but it’s slim pickins in the photo department.  The Abbe Museum is a native tribes museum in Bar Harbor.  There are […]


Acadia National Park We Adored You

Just back all from a lovely few days in Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island in Maine.  The park is celebrating it’s 100th year this year, so we wanted to go, but not a peak tourist time.  It turned out to be the exact right time to be there. Here is the best view […]


Membership, Friendship and Connection

Art heals, we all have heard that phrase haven’t we?  I know I certainly have.  I’ve lived it with friends making art together in small groups.  The friendships begin and are forged by connection.  The laughter, the mess making, paint on our hands, paint brushes dipped in coffee cups by mistake, a mistake on the […]


Autumn Rising

<a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>   There was a distinct chill breeze in the air this morning and I thought, Autumn rising.  Cool enough to close the doors and keep the windows from being wide open.  Even in the heat of the day, a sea breeze still prevailed and the air just felt- different. […]


WIP paintings

Painting, painting and more. Working on 8 canvases simultaneously. Getting ready for a show and an art fair. Blues have been calling me all summer. This river I walk daily must be singing to me. Sand and detritus, odd bits and fabric still to be-come a part of it all. Painting until the energy drains […]


Going postal

I haven’t made mail art in ages. Too long really. I’m doing a freebie event at the gallery about mail art. A drop in make and take so I dug out my collage supplies and put a pile of samples together which I will mail out after the drop in takes place. Playful random collage […]