Word. the power of Poetry

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Inspiration, Teaching, Workshops | No 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 […]

Riding Out 2016

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Inspiration, photographs | 9 Comments
Riding Out 2016

Been trying to carve out some time to assess 2016. It’s when I gather up my calendar’s, journals and notebooks to look back on my year- what I’ve learned, accomplished, tested, and where I’ve been. Admittedly, I’ve often been about, what I’ve achieved (that darn over achiever in me!). However, over the years and surely- Post 2011 […]

Firenze VIII in My Drawers

Firenze VIII in My Drawers

Post #6 of What’s in My Drawers- Firenze VIII. A dream come true for an artist early in her career, 3 weeks studying printmaking in Florence, Italy.  Countless hours exploring the museums and streets of the center of the Italian Renaissance, it was there at the Uffizi Museum, I saw Botticelli’s famous painting, Birth of Venus which is […]

Deep Seascape in My Drawers

Deep Seascape in My Drawers

Something shiny, blue and full of texture in My Drawers! Deep Seascape is a swirling collage of movement and energy full of color, pattern, netting and small shiny mirrors (from old curtains!) It’s the way I roll- my love of water, found materials and pieces of my life bring my dreams to life. Sharing stories […]

Roots and Wings in My Drawers

Roots and Wings in My Drawers

Post #5 for What’s in My Drawers 2016. Roots and Wings. Two (of many!) things we need to give our kids as parents, teachers, community and family members. This large mixed media print with collage is a reminder of when things may have been simpler; taking care of our kids basic needs but also, looking into […]

Chrysalis 2 in My Drawers

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Prints, What's in My Drawers | No Comments
Chrysalis 2 in My Drawers

In my art, as in my life, I wear my heart on my sleeve and use my work to examine and share my story. This small print is a line etching with aquatint for the rich tonal areas, and gold embossed rubber stamp. Recovering from a bilateral mastectomy, I felt tight, and raw, but I gave […]

Brilliant Resilience in My Drawers

Brilliant Resilience in My Drawers

Today’s post from What’s in My Drawers is a post election response to the state of affairs we are facing as a nation, and in the world at large. Koi fish have a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by their ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. In the winter, when the temperature drops, […]