First Fall

First Fall

Maple red.Turquoise water.Swimmers in wet suits now,the first fall colors have cometo the pond, mallards flockingeight ducks and a drake, grackelscowbirds, red-wings gatheringsquawking from the oak tops,more crows, hawks huntingmovementgetting readyfirst fall.

Cotton Candy Inspiration

Cotton Candy Inspiration

I love to work with recycled magazine pages.They represent color and mood to me. I especially like pages with multiple small photosthat give a sense of time or place. These pasted images become something elseentirely when they are painted over,written over, torn, cut up, sanded,reconstructed, sewn into another collage,layered, painted, chalked, drawn onand now will […]

The Place-Rockywold Deephaven

The Place-Rockywold Deephaven

Spectacular rustic haven.Water and light.Song of loons.Slap of hulls on the pond and the wind bending the white pinesto it’s will. Jonatha Brooke, diva dancer goddess inspiring us to begin thatfirst evening by the smoky bonfire. Jenny Doh, goddess of the Somerset world and fiber artistinstilling in all of us that we can “make something […]

The Tribe

The Tribe

While the classes were fabulous,the art expanding,the food delicious and hot,which we needed in the cool air,none of it would have meant anythingwithout the companionship and sharing I experienced. Tears and laughter, laughter and tears,copious quantities of both.Late night fire soaking wine drinking talksabout art and life, photography and journals,dogs and David’s. Cabin-mates Kim, Carolyn, […]

Getting Ready for Squam

Getting Ready for Squam

I was packing art supplies for the Squam Retreat today and this is howmy mind feels. Be prepared?? Or too prepared. I am trying to go with the no expectations feeling but want to makesure I have what I need. Can’t wait really, nervous and excited at the same time, shouldbe so much fun. I […]

Back To The Studio Table

Back To The Studio Table

The studio table was full of small sewn collage piecesto work on when the flu struck me down for a solid week. I need to pick up the colored pencils and gel pens an begin again. The weather is gorgeous this labor day and there are fresh tomatoesto pick on the vine. The gardens need […]