Happy holidays everyone! This particular year feels extra cozy & creative. Family is coming in, the house is decorated, cards are sent, errands have been run…kind of…but anything I haven’t done, I’m okay with. I’m actually slowing down, enjoying the moments and letting all the loose undone pieces just be. I have finally learned that […]
I love this quote. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell. These past few months have felt exactly like that. I have closed doors and chapters in my life that I had thought I had wanted […]
My new issue of Somerset Life has arrived! And…I’m featured!!! So excited, so thrilled and really touched to be part of this issue with these patchwork collages. They are pieces that I worked on a year ago with so much love and flurry of excitement and to see them come alive now on the pages […]
How the ocean mimics our minds….these photos, taken a day apart at Tennessee Valley, are not far from my mind…the serenity and gentle tide of “it will all work out and anything is possible” only 24 hours after “nothing makes sense, who do I think I am, how can I make a living as an […]
A day well spent in my little art studio that could. It began with boxes stacked, still unpacked from August, looking at me, like, I know you want to but….how? With what furniture and no storage and but, but…the excuses….So, I did what every good citizen does on Thanksgiving Weekend and shopped. I went to […]
Happy Thankgiving everyone! I am grateful for family & friends, good health, living in Northern California, creative impulses that I have time and freedom to pursue, and an overall abundance in my life that continues to flow. Thank you!
Brought to you by the letter “M”. I’m on a vintage letter kick (again) and scouring ebay, antique fairs, and flea markets for large and small, metal and bisque, letters and numbers of all shapes and sizes. Lovely letters make me so happy.
It is Friday the 13th and there is uproarious goofiness in the air at work. From dawn to dusk, it has been a flurry of creative energy, wacky phone calls, laugh attacks that have not been provoked by the endless stream of sweet treats in this artistic office…just a funny, lovely day with wonderful co-workers. […]
Keeping the faith on a sunny late fall Saturday afternoon at Stinson. Toes in the sand, sun on your face, blue skies above and a stick to write in the sand….it doesn’t get much better than this.
Thank you art instructor extraordinaire, Leslie Gifford, for steering me towards this little beauty. There is no bliss like painting in a Sausalito art studio on a sunny Sunday afternoon. And thank you, Sasha, for being such a stunning portrait in study.
Jump! I am trying to reenter this creative blog world….I am reinspired as the above collage on canvas (and several of it’s collage friends) will be featured in the upcoming January 2010 issue of Someset Life. Thank you, Jenny Doh, for your encouragement. (And thank you, Sookie Koban, for lending this piece back to me […]
Yes to possibilities. Yes to the unknown. Yes, to the why not? This is my motto I am trying to live by and yes, it’s not easy every day. But stories of fellow artists and creative souls who are making a living doing what they love and finding time to carve out those moments of […]
Coming soon in all sizes and colours to an Etsy shop near you….
I am back from an energizing and exhausting week of all things art and collage, where art supplies are spoken of with the reverence of gold buillon and classmates not only know, but care, if their watercolour paper is hot or cold pressed. It’s good to go “home”. It’s good to be around those who […]
If you’re like me, on your way to Artfest, I highly recommend a detour into one or both of Ted Watson’s fabulous Seattle stores, Watson Kennedy. It might be a torrential downpour outside but the moment you walk in you’ve entered the lovely land of all things heavenly…Paris flea market meets urban vintage tableau. By […]
It’s a spectacular sunny Sausalito morning and I am grateful to those people, friends and family, the “charming gardeners” who love and support me. There is a geranium cutting in my kitchen that just one month ago was a nothing but a green fuzzy stem sitting in a glass of water and now it is […]