Monday, March 30, 2015

New Large Painting

I finally got a photo of my new painting/collage, I included some closeups as it is hard to see the details, if you click on an image and then click again you will be rewarded, I promise.
This one is called "Sea Change", 40"x 40", venetian plaster, oil, rice paper, graphite, ink and cold wax on board.
I have much in the works, collage, painting, new things for my ETSY shop, I am having a clearance sale, 20% off all items in my shop. To get the discount just type in springcleaning (no spaces) in the coupon window that comes up at check out.
I always appreciate your comments.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sneak Peek

My newest large painting is done, I think, I need to live with it a while before I know for sure. 40"x 40" on board, burned rice paper, oil paint, venetian plaster, ink, graphite and cold wax. I have not taken a real photo of it yet, but thought I would give you a sneak peek at it.
Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


A wonderful man named John Hopper emailed me one day and asked me if I would be in his online magazine/book called Inspirational. He does all the writing and puts it together with beautiful paintings.
He choose eight artists to feature and I was one of them. I am so honored to be amongst such wonderful artists. The down loadable magazine is 8.99, go here to purchase. Thank you John for including me in this beautiful book. XOXO

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Musings on Art

 Art is, after all, only a trace — like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness. -Robert Henri 

I have many projects going on, all labor intensive, so I really have nothing to show, but wanted to check in and say hello.
I think about art all the time, if I am not making it, I am looking at it or talking about it or dreaming of it.
Art is my life, and a huge part of my spiritual practice.
Making art helps me not think and thinking is the main reason we suffer. It has taken me many years to learn this. I don't mean problem solving, that is a wonderful use of the mind and it is also a part of art making.
What I mean is that worrying mind, that goes over things and never is satisfied.
When I make art that part of my brain stops. Art is my door way to being awake.
I love art so much. And the world inspires me, mostly nature, but really everywhere I look I see a color, or texture or shape that inspires me, my eyes are very greedy. Other artist inspire me too, I love art that is not cookie cutter and  pushes outside the norm. I am not hugely fond of safe art, though I know it has it's place and can be very beautiful.
Art is healing, it is beauty, it is needed in this world.
What kind of art do you like, what inspires you, I would love to know.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature .-Bjork-

I love this quote, and I have always felt this way. To all of you that have no partners today and to all that do, Happy Valentine's Day. XOXO

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Tea Collage

This is my new teabag collage, friends are now giving me used tea bags, so these are a more square shape, I sewed them together with red thread. This  painting is made from Venetian plaster, oil,  tea bags, tea, Ink, thread, Graphite, Cold wax on board, 14"x11", titled Grid II. As always if you click on image and then click again you get a detailed image. The first two photos are close ups.
I always love to hear your thoughts. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mary Oliver

This poem took my breath away, I just had to share it with you. XOXO

Forgive Me
by Mary Oliver
Angels are wonderful
but they are so,
well, aloof.
It’s what I sense in the mud
and the roots of the
trees, or the well, or the barn,
or the rock with
its citron map of lichen
that halts my feet and
makes my eyes flare,
feeling the presence of some
spirit, some small god,
who abides there.
If I were a perfect person,
I would be bowing
I’m not, though I pause
wherever I feel this
holiness, which is why I’m often
so late coming
back from wherever I went.
Forgive me.
—  Forgive Me" by Mary Oliver (found in her book "Blue Horses : Poems 2014) Copyright 2014 by Mary Oliver