The Green Sweater

The Green Sweater

A crazy thing happened in the studio yesterday.  Well, I think it was a crazy thing.  The sun was streaming in the windows, warming the 60's outside to 70's inside, and there I was, painting with a passion, listening to Christmas music and not really thinking about...

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The Ugly Sunflower

The Ugly Sunflower

It had a rough start on life, coming out of a plastic bag of bird seed, only to be wasted by a careless cardinal.  Yet, the little seed luckily dropped in the bird bath water where it sprouted miraculously.  I gently planted the little sunflower with the...

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The Love Collection

The Love Collection

I started the week with a new challenge that has evolved into a new direction that I am loving and thought I'd share. Perhaps you have tried this before, but it's new to me and super helpful. In an effort to introduce a new palette to my work, with Valentine's Day in...

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The Dreamers

The Dreamers

Here's a new series. I found myself trapped in duplication mode and needed to escape to a dreamier vision of my art day. There is so much freedom in self expression when you don't try so darn hard to duplicate from a photo, to follow some path to an unknown place in...

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Family

Family

My sister came up with the idea this year to have me create art for each of my five siblings . . . something which would bring back fond memories of our childhood in New Jersey.  At first the thought was to duplicate the same concept six times (I get one, too).  It...

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Missing My Veteran

If you could choose only one utensil to carry in your pack as you trudged through the jungles of New Guinea, not on a grand hiking adventure, but fighting a war in your mid-20s, what would it be?  Daddy always said take a spoon — good for scooping food out of...

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Home

I left my childhood home when I was 19, believing the U.S. Navy slogan, “It’s not a job.  It’s an adventure.”  It certainly was, and the adventures have continued.  But there really is no place like home. I have a collection of homes, from the east...

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Stay Home But Please Stay in Touch

I hope your home is filled with treasures that bring you joy. Furthermore, I hope your favorite works of art are top on the list of your treasures. They are for me, and I am blessed to have my studio as part of my home. I’ll be helping to slow this monster with extra...

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No Cart, But Lots of Heart

Last week was a bonus week . . . I was gifted with a full week in the studio . . . practicing, playing and picking up the pieces of paintings left unfinished. In other words, although there were struggles, there were also some successes and I found myself feeling good...

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My Art Made It To The Museum

My Art Made It To The Museum

Although I never dreamed of having my art hang in an art museum, I have to admit it feels really good . . . and it's going to feel even better when it sells at the Huntsville Museum of Art 29th Gala next month. Their website explains, "The Museum seeks to foster...

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