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

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 […]

Come Hither in My Drawers

Come Hither in My Drawers

What’s in My Drawers is back! Now through the end of the month I will be posting work from my flat files- or walls, many which have never been exhibited before. Starting with…Come Hither. Painting orchids is as alluring as having them grace your home. Sultry, sexy and exotic they bring up thoughts of tropical places and sensual […]

Organic Sculptures as Sanctuary Spaces

Organic Sculptures as Sanctuary Spaces

Once again, I seem to be channeling my Inner Hunter and Gatherer.  This time, the work is a potpourri of sculpture- my beloved and often enigmatic Nets as sanctuary spaces holding treasures found in backyard gardens and neighborhood walks with my dogs. I have made several organic sculptures for our home, as gifts for family and friends, and now, for an […]

Evolving into Place

Evolving into Place

As with most of my work, the Net sculptures are an intuitive or visceral response to an emotional state or experience. The first of the small sculptures made of wire, paper pulp and encaustic came into being after we moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania several years ago, inspired by a dream about butterfly nets. They […]

With Wishes on Wings

With Wishes on Wings

With October winding down on this beautiful windy day I want to acknowledge the journey that my cousin Ellen McVicker and I have been on together with our book Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings. This month marks it’s 10th year out in the world and I want to share this lovely post that Ellen […]

Peacework at NCCDC

Peacework at NCCDC

Armed with my laptop, a stack of magazines, a pad of tracing paper, and somewhat of a general idea of what form this session will take with the residents of New Castle County Detention Center, I enter the building. Aimee Ellis, the volunteer coordinator and Debbie Mellor the volunteer yoga teacher are already inside the locked doors. […]

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