Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                                      To All a Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year !

Sunday, December 21, 2014

New prints are available!

NEW prints are out at Sebastian Foster ! Check them out here:

Wisdom Tree Print  12x12  $75

Monday, December 15, 2014

Send a Holiday Card !

 We used to have our doorways garlanded with cards and photos from friends this time of year, now I only see beautiful cards in stores -non land in my mail box. I  have so much fun creating one every year for about 40 friends, business partners and family. I am sad to see this tradition leaving in our tech infused world.

Write a Holiday card to family and friends !

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Today 's time in the studio felt very satisfying.Especially since I over painted the background of this paining above ( not completely finished) , something I have never done before. The painting is the green one you see in an older post. Below are photos of my friend Jill - artist, book shop owner and delightful travel companion. You can find her blog here:
Thinking of greys and turning 50 very soon , this blog is just gorgeous and uplifting : .We all need more of that.

Monday, December 8, 2014

I love to do crafts. I joke that it's my creative outlet. I find it calming and it's fun to give handmade gifts. My favorite is to sit with friends and craft together. Especially this time of year. Make time for your friends -with or without craft.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

More studio

A few more shots from the studio , a drawer full of AP ( artist proof ) prints , new work you can get a Sebastian Foster, a cactus that is rock like and a rock painting in progress and the 'models' in their basket.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


I am always interested in artists' spaces, what's on the walls, what they are reading and listening to while working. Kind of the stuff around making the art. So here is a shot from today. I have new, really bright LED lights, which are making a huge difference this time of year. I do like natural light the best to work with.

These days I am listening to Sigur Ros from Iceland when I am really trying to focus, a lot of NPR when I am prepping or filling out and I love audio books. Next on the list is John Steinbecks' "Grapes of Wrath". I just reread "Of Mice and Men" with my 6th grader book group -what an incredible author.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

These are my current reads -you can see when it comes to blogging I am still a beginner without tech help -as I can't spin this image. So please spin your computer... Going Native is Tom Harmer's account of finding his spiritual home with a Pacific Northwest Native tribe. Elizabeth Is Missing is the amazing 1st person narrative of an elder with dementia. Fascinating and frightening and funny. Slow Sex is simply a must read. Especially in this world of mass stimulus everywhere.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Girl's pants made from reindeer hide. Notice the beautiful ribbons attached to the ballerina- like leather shoes that are attached to the pants. What young Inuit girl may have run across the ice? Images to choose one from per visitor and parka made from animal intestine with incredible beading work. Part of the Anne Hamilton show.

1. Advent

Whether you celebrate Advent or the season of the Winter Solstice, it is a good time to turn inward and do things that feed your soul. I am getting to see the Anne Hamilton show at the Henry Art Gallery. Anne Hamilton is one of my favorite artists.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

... and another for practice

Earth Manadala I made in Bend, OR this summer. A friend of mine calls Mandalas: Acupuncture for the Earth.

The Blog is On

I have finally decided it is time to get my blog going. As you know I am not on Facebook, I have my web site, but this is going to be a bit more personal. I hope you will enjoy it. Also, this painting is available in a few days as a print at Sebastian Foster:!