Snowblind

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Paintings, Uncategorized | 6 Comments
Snowblind

1995, I returned to the east coast after 11 years in Hawaii, I thought I planned it perfectly. Fly back in March and avoid a NJ winter. Now we all know that you can get snow into early April around here. But that year it worked. It was cold and gray but spring came around […]

Seize the Moment- Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Paintings | 2 Comments
Seize the Moment- Happy New Year!

Dini and Maggie, especially Dini expect (a.k.a. demand!) a daily walk. And that’s a good thing, because it gets me out, walking, even when it is 20 degrees out and quite frankly, my tropically inclined body- and mind would rather not venture out. And, besides the exercise, fresh air and natural beauty of Chester County, […]

Miami Art Week 2017

Miami Art Week 2017

Just back from Miami Art Week. I spent 3 days walking, talking, and Ubering to and fro with my friend, artist Shari Epstein who has done this before (multiple times) and knows the ropes of navigating the the city; which venues to catch, roads to avoid (mega traffic) in a very limited time. We walked, we […]

Long Shadows

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in drawings, Inspiration, Paintings | No Comments
Long Shadows

“The curse of cancer created a strange and strained existence, challenging me to be neither blind to, nor bound by, death’s approach. Even when the cancer was in retreat, it cast long shadows”.    Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air I can’t remember if I thought about death much before cancer, or maybe, I recognized […]

Painting by the Pond 2017

Painting by the Pond  2017

Painting by the Pond is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. It’s when I share my backyard gardens and beloved koi pond with creative, talented, energetic, and warm individuals. Each participant comes a few hours a day  to paint, draw, and this year, make prints with my table top press. “A most delightful […]

Aha Moment from Kiawah Island

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Travel | No Comments
Aha Moment from Kiawah Island

Greetings from South Carolina! Day 1 Insight…. Painting, parenting, life: sometimes you just need to let go, let it flow, and get out of your own way.            

be Here get There.

be Here  get There.

Graduation. May and June are filled with ceremonies and celebrations marking this milestone. Whether you have it all mapped out; moving on to college, post graduate degree, travel or have a job lined up, or- like most, face What Now? – Congratulations! You did it! How awesome for you! Enjoy, revel, and read on. Recently I spent an evening […]

Passionately and Energetically

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Inspiration, Koi Pond Series, Paintings | No Comments
Passionately and Energetically

Gratitude expressed, passionately and energetically. Mapping out a place for an energetic expression of gratitude as I navigate the spectrum of human emotions and experience. say what?   I am grateful to be here  to sit with, and experience the joy, anxiety, and hope I experience as a woman, a mother, artist, and citizen of this beautiful, complicated, crazy […]

What the Muck?!

What the Muck?!

Muck and lots of it. That’s what we found when we drained our backyard koi pond for some spring cleaning. We also found a family of ducks, a cat, and a turtle (ornamental of course), that have taken a dive over the years. The fish hung out in large tubs for most of the day, […]

Word. the power of Poetry

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Inspiration, Teaching, Workshops | 6 Comments
Word. the power of Poetry

Words matter. what we say, and how we say it. and on Friday, March 17 (the very day that White House released their proposed budget cuts that will axe the National Endowment for the Arts, and Public Radio to name just a couple,  Delaware State’s poets laureates Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills, brought light, […]