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, […]

Dream Big; YoungMoms Brunch 2017

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Art Events, Inspiration, Workshops | 2 Comments
Dream Big;  YoungMoms Brunch 2017

Dream Big was the theme of this year’s YoungMoms‘ brunch held at The Garage in Kennett Square.   The Garage filled with people, festive gift baskets and raffle items, beautifully set tables, and delicious food, all to support a group near and dear to my heart, YoungMoms. I have worked with this group since its earliest days […]

Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground

Revisiting my Shoe Portrait Series for an upcoming exhibition at The Pegge Hopper Gallery titled Art & Soul, a celebration of art and shoes. Combat Ready 2 is one of two small paintings that I will ship off to Honolulu for the February show. Originally, I was commissioned to paint a Shoe Portrait of an old pair […]

Looking Back Ahead

Looking Back Ahead

New Year. Now what? Do you make resolutions? intentions? take it day by day? Here’s one way to approach the New Year. Recently I listened to a TED talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time . Here’s the take away, two things. 1. Prioritize. Busy, happy successful people make time for what they want […]