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 […]
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 […]
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu Painting koi intuitively reminds me to let go of resistance and be in the flow. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional and […]
It may be December but it feels like May here in the Delaware Valley. Record setting temperatures for this month is a good reason as any to share a mixed media drawing I created on site at the Wilmington Flower Market Spring 2015. Rides, dogs, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and of course, flowers, makes the annual 3 […]
“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” Mother Theresa Sometimes (hopefully, often) you make something for the pure joy of creating. For me, it is about manipulating materials, building layers with colors and texture to create a sense of place, an internal landscape.
Time passing seems to be a thread that has run through my work. Marking time, cherishing moments. Time Flies is from a series I did when my sons were infants and toddlers. Clothing they quickly outgrew, became a vehicle to share stories of childhood, memory, and motherhood. Time Flies is one of my favorite pieces from the […]
Drawing is the most direct line connecting my heart and my hand. It is a visceral response to a place, or situation. (leaving the) Nest series was created from the shadows cast from a sculpture I welded this summer at the Marshall Bridge Workshop with Stan Smokler. The shadows are evasive, temporal and challenge me to look […]