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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]