Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update 2024

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update 2024

Fresh Pastures, New Vistas

The birds are welcoming the light half of the year, the lusty month of May, it’s Mid-Spring, Beltain, a favorite time for many folks – how pristine the air and flowers are! The next season is open for fresh pastures, new vistas in the studio and garden. (more…)

Year ReView 2023

Year ReView 2023

As the year rolls along, the December rituals unfold. One of the most enjoyable practices is to compose a year review. The more I gather ideas from calendars, blog posts and notebooks, the more I appreciate my projects and bodies of work. (more…)

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship

One of the first talisman bead necklaces I made started out as a single strand piece. A few years later I used a bone spacer to design a three-tier necklace out of the same beads, making it a shorter. The stringing material was still intact, but I decided to restring it (more…)

Atmospheres, Holiday Special 3

Atmospheres, Holiday Special 3

It turned out to become “Atmospheres”, a collection of ethereal textured abstract watercolor paintings for Holiday Special part 3, to be revealed on November 25 for Small Business Saturday (more…)

To You, Holiday Special Part 1

To You, Holiday Special Part 1

To You is a series of 16 original watercolor postcards with vintage stamps collaged. They are packaged in translucent  envelopes that have first class stamps affixed, ready to send for a special gift. Included is a certificate of authenticity and a sense of curiosity, mystery. (more…)

The Force of Friendship

The Force of Friendship

My heart is full of sweet memories when I think about the 15th Annual Autumn Open Studio. My mind is full of amazement that it was the best open studio to date, after considering that it might be the last (more…)

Mid-Autumn Studio Update, 2023

Mid-Autumn Studio Update, 2023

Greetings to you at Mid-Autumn and happy Halloween, Samhuin, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day. Along with peoples of many cultures, I celebrate the Night of the Ancestors by remembering my parents and grandparents. In the Celtic tradition we believe that by telling stories about them, placing their beloved objects out, offering some special treats and lighting candles to guide their way to us, we will not be tricked by forgetting them. In this war-torn year, it is a more solemn night than usual. (more…)

curiosity ~ mystery ~ all heart

curiosity ~ mystery ~ all heart

Now that its autumn things are falling into place nicely. After six months of creating a myriad assortment of paintings, rare bead jewelry, artist books and new card designs I am preparing for the presentation cycle of studio work. (more…)

Bead Demo at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Bead Demo at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

I just love conversation about beads, especially at a setting like Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. I am grateful to them for once again giving me the opportunity to share my art with “the world”, as the Believers would say. (more…)

Cataloging Old Beads

Cataloging Old Beads

Yesterday I catalogued some of the beads from my collection that I’ll be talking about Saturday (Sept.16, 10-5) for the bead demo at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. It is a task I’ve been meaning to do for ages. (more…)

Chakra Necklaces

Chakra Necklaces

Chakra Necklaces are a series of monochromatic talismans, in chromatic scale, inspired by the seven main energy centers of the body, vortexes that connect the subtle energies and consciousness with the body. (more…)

Mid-Summer Studio Update, 2023

Mid-Summer Studio Update, 2023

Drawing a blank

It started with sitting in the studio staring out the window, again. Just drawing a blank. No idea what to do or make. So I decided I would draw a blank. (more…)

Platinum Birthday Collection

Platinum Birthday Collection

When I turned 50, I was unsure about my path forward as an artist. After living in Boulder for 28 years, I was faced with a decision to move. I was questioning if I, through my art, had enough recognition to be supported as an artist and healer. (more…)

Hummingbird Sanctuary

Hummingbird Sanctuary

Hummingbird Sanctuary is a series of nine watercolor paintings. Eight paintings are of the male and female of different species collaged onto an abstract background, sized at 11×7.5”. The first in the series,  Hummingbird Sanctuary, Health and Help, features drawings of the eight species collaged onto a 30×22” abstract watercolor. (more…)

Spring Into Art Open Studio

Spring Into Art Open Studio

It’s no April Fool’s joke that Spring Into Art Open Studio is happening 21 days from now, on Earth Day. It’s been a challenge to keep my new series Hummingbird Sanctuary a secret until this time. (more…)

Studio Visit with Laura Poulette

Studio Visit with Laura Poulette

Why is it that I always forget to take photos at events like exhibits or in this case a meaningful studio visit with watercolor artist Laura Poulette. She came with her supplies and we set about painting together. (more…)

Unexpected Hiatus: Wind Storm Lessons

Unexpected Hiatus: Wind Storm Lessons

On March 3rd at 4:30 P.M., a ferocious wind storm arrived and blew out power for many in Kentucky. For us the outage was immediate. The power returned March 7, coincidentally both of our departed mother’s birthdays. We learned many lessons from what, for me, was an unexpected hiatus of fully living the artful life. (more…)

A Peak at Alexander’s Library Exhibit

A Peak at Alexander’s Library Exhibit

The first month of Alexander’s Library exhibit is flying by. Setting it up went smoothly because of great teamwork between gallery director, Doug Tattershall, my husband and I. In fact Greg said it was the easiest set up to date. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Winter Studio Update 2023

Celebrating Mid-Winter Studio Update 2023

As we arrive at Imbolc, winter’s mid-season celebration, I encounter a realization about why this particular time is auspicious. Some of my most important family members celebrate their birthdays. In heaven my dad is ringing in 100 years; that rascal died on his birthday, just his style, (more…)

pleasant surprises come in emails sometimes

pleasant surprises come in emails sometimes

It’s the kind of message all artists long to receive in the inbox, especially if it originated from the contact form on their website: “I have your pencil drawing from the Daily Camera in 1971 on my wall. I’d like to send you a photo for your enjoyment. You sold it to me for $5.00 back then!”

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Alexander’s Library Exhibit

Alexander’s Library Exhibit

I am supper excited to present Alexander’s Library and the paintings from the Grace series at the Lexington Public Library, Eastside Branch in February – March. I am happy that this coincides with the first mid-season celebration of the year, Imbolc and Candlemas. (more…)

Golden Section, Phi

Golden Section, Phi

Golden Section rectangle has the property that if you remove a square from it, the remaining space is another Golden Section rectangle. This is the design format I took as a departure for the series “Phi, Φ”, a series of 36 watercolor collages (more…)