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  • That place

    This week I am…on vacation! Talk about lucky: My husband, daughter, and I are on a much-anticipated trip to Hawaii. You have probably already heard more than enough about the wonders of…

  • The storm

    We are still out of town, and a question keeps coming up to me on this trip that seems appropriate to the season. When something new is growing in your life and…

  • The view

    I am currently on vacation, visiting my mother. This was my artistic activity for the day. I love the introspective aspect of travel: taken outside of your normal surroundings, you get to…

  • What’s new

    Happy New Year, everyone! And thank you so much for reading this blog, whether regularly or occasionally. Your interest means the world to me and helps keep my creative wheels turning. My…

  • The reason

    This week I was very happy to sell the first two pieces from my new Cultivation series, as well as a couple of oil paintings, including this one, Compass. And I was…

  • The drawing board

    I was really, really, really sick of looking at this piece this week. I could tell most of it was right, but it just wasn’t working. My husband, who thanks to years…

  • The noodling

    It was really satisfying getting all these backgrounds done for my 13 new All In pieces this week. Along the way I realized I have many brushes with bristles that are blown…

  • The land that never has been yet

    I put finishing touches on a couple of Cluster backgrounds this week: And finished placing and gluing people on a few others (which means they’re the first ones done!): This one might…

  • The wall

    I got started on this mural this week:      These are the rough draft in chalk. It will all eventually be painted white with black outlines. And you can’t tell from…

  • You get the picture

    I made lots of progress this week and then completely forgot to post earlier. When I did remember, my app kept failing, so I will take that as a sign to keep…