Mother's Garden

Mother’s Garden 52 Projects #24

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the USA.  I was remembering my Mother’s garden so many moons ago now.  It was not fancy, it was not ornate but it sure was cheery. I believe these memories were the impetus for this small 8×10″ painting. (you are seeing the cropped instagram version). She will […]


Painting, Teaching, Friends…

Painting 52 Projects #20 and #21 funky flowers.  Different color ways warm and cool. 6×6 wood blocks panels. Kid rising in me.  Teaching kid stuff shapes. Nice family for our free play day at the association.  And a day spent in Wolfboro New Hampshire with good friend Erika.  Erika was a good sport to pose […]


Engaging with kids

Yesterday was a chock full fun afternoon at Creative Lab after school. A warm and cool color exercise day and a warm then cool weather day. How did we predict this??? Engaging with the kids, listening to what makes them tick, and seeing their creative bloom engages us adults to notice more and be mindful. […]


#52 Projects #16 Fun in the sun

Here comes the sun as George Harrison sang…I made this sweet 6″ sun on a downpour of a day last week.  It  will eventually be part of something larger, but for now it makes me happy just having on my sewing table.  Don’t you love that bright batik!  A tiny project it’s true but more […]


52 Projects #16 Kid Classes

Tiny shape stories. Made a simple one page folding book for upcoming after school kid’s classes at the gallery. Painted paper shapes following the “shapes” show in the gallery for April. Model a one page folded x book resulting in 8 small pages. An exploded view… That’s why I find it always pays to have […]


52 Projects #14 Worry Doll

Worry? Who me? Cloud over my head… I started this small fellow who is a bit bigger than the the size of my hand a couple of weeks ago. He languished in a basket with some other dolls until last evening. I new he needed the bells for comic relief as his mouth is tense […]