Wonderful People

I meet the most wonderful people on this artistic journey of mine. Some stay close for just a short time, yet the connection is so meaningful as they take home a creation that communicated something deeper, along with a cutting or two from the studio garden. Some stay...

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Caught in the Rain and Caught in the Moment

You should see my "Hiking Glacier" book. I couldn't possible part with it now. The glossy full-color cover is now a thin film separated from card stock, and all 232 pages are as wavy as the flood of water that filled my backpack. That book survived the coldest,...

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A New Perspective

It's always good to get a new perspective . . . to challenge yourself to see, think and feel in a new way, simply so your energy and enthusiasm gets stirred up and you can see what incredible things happen. Found this old photo of me and my sister -- just kids having...

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The Restroom Artist

Not surprisingly, tears fell at a dear friend's memorial service.  But joy was also in the air, as I came to realize that each of us touch others in ways we do not realize.  I learned that day that not only was my art a catalyst to our friendship, but that...

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Balls to the Walls

Going balls to the walls in preparation for ArtWalk tomorrow -- pumpkin balls and meatballs, that is.  Throwing in a pepperoni and sun-dried tomato tortellini toss and cranberry-feta pinwheels, along with mozzarella rounds on marinated vegetable kabobs because...

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Remembering Why

She was six, sweet and showed me the future in a six-by-six sketch of love. Ila Elizabeth stopped by the gallery last evening for ArtWalk.  She wasn't on the hunt for something to eat or drink.  She strolled in to see the art.  She didn't simply glance...

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A Gallery For Everyone

I opened a gallery, and I want you to feel comfortable coming in to enjoy it. Sure, the ultimate compliment for an artist is for someone to purchase his or her art, but I want everyone to feel comfortable just coming in to East End Gallery to enjoy art.  Tell us...

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Where Did That Come From?

Some days, it can feel like magic . . . you go to work in the studio, stand for hours making strokes with paint, and you end up with a “wow” and you question, “where did that come from?” And other days, you start the same but finish with an “ugh” and you question,...

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