Saturday, July 28, 2012


Blessings often come from nature and this beautiful butterfly came to me the other day in my driveway. And sometimes they come from man,  out hiking with Bella and a friend in the forest we came upon this tree with these little pouches tied to it.
They looked like little ghosts. They felt like a blessing and they touched me deeply. They were near an old kiva and so we thought perhaps a native American put them there, but I am not sure about that. If any of you know what they are please let me know.
What have you been blessed with this week?
P.S. I am having a 30% off sale in my ETSY shop, just type in Summer in the code box that comes up at checkout to get the discount. Prices will never be this low again.
Happy Saturday! XOXO

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beauty in My Driveway

I took a photo of this sunflower every other day until it was fully formed. I thought you might enjoy.
Happy Saturday! XOXO

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Work ("The Wall")

Remember that natural wall I found hiking (see a few posts back), this is the first painting I did that was inspired by it. More to come. 12" X 12", venetian plaster, oil stick, India ink, oil paint, pastel and graphite on cradle board. enlarge to get a better view. Comments always appreciated. XOXO

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Life Lessons

Do not measure in terms of time: one year or ten years means nothing.

For the artist there is no counting or tallying up; just ripening like the tree that does not force its sap and endures the storms of spring without fearing that summer will not come.
But it will come. It comes… Rilke

Very helpful...xoxo

Friday, July 6, 2012


I took Bella to the forest for a hike today and we found this wall, made by nature.
Isn't it wonderful! Inspiration for my next painting! Happy Friday! XOXO