A Time of Transition

Autumn, a time of transition, my first pet portrait outside of a mural, a place for nurturing, and a delightful email containing a surprise from my past. When I say “past” I’m talking . . . my art from 40+ years ago. Wowza! I’d like you to know that I appreciate these few minutes you will […] […]

Switching it Up

This month, studio time has been split between taking photos for my website redesign, continuing the Parrot Tulip Series, and finishing an acrylic painting. Have you ever been nearly finished with a project when doubt crept in and you wondered if the work had been worth the time and energy? How did you handle it? […] […]

New Beginnings

Would you like Spring to last just a bit longer? The charm of a fresh Spring flower never fades. Actually, my allure of flowers any time of the year hasn’t diminished. Here is my way of clinging to Spring. These are the first two watercolors in my Parrot Tulip series. In this newsletter, you are […] […]

A New Studio Pic

For those who have asked to see more of my studio, here is another view. My webmaster sent a note asking for more current photos. The next day I was reading our HOA Newsletter and a neighbor was looking for someone to take a headshot for his new business card. Another neighbor, a talented photographer replied so […] […]

Rainbow Carrots! Who Knew?

As a beautiful Easter Day came to an end, thoughts of a painting I did last week comes to mind. The first time I saw carrots other than the usual orange carrots I found them fascinating and I wanted to learn more. Did you know there is actually an England’s Carrot Museum? Did you think the original […] […]

Artful Whispers

After my January Newsletter, a friend sent a text to say, “Nooooooo, no, no, no the subhead is not representative of you or your art! Your work is gentle, more like a whisper!.” Thank you, Barbara, I appreciate honesty and heartfelt opinions. I still think @Play in the Studio was clever and I do have […] […]

Nostalgic Painting

Painting requests often lead me in search of things I normally might not come across. Often this makes for interesting reading and I get to paint things I may not otherwise have considered painting. A Nostalgic Painting Several years ago my first grandson graduated from college with a teaching degree. After teaching teens at risk, the opportunity […] […]

Morning Pages vs Mourning Pages

Julia Cameron is one of my favorite authors. In previous posts, I have spoken of Julia’s practice of writing Morning Pages. Below is a short video, just a bit over 2 minutes, of Julia explaining why this writing results in such positive changes in one’s life. I must say when I don’t let anything distract me […] […]

A Special Garden

In the Studio In July of 2015, I had the pleasure of painting for one of my favorite interior designers, Gina Lane-Olsson, in Colorado Springs. The owners of the home were delightful and I would be painting a mural full of flowers. To top it off, Little Bella was invited to join me! It just doesn’t […] […]

A Fresh Look from A New Place

Greetings from luscious, flowering, humid Georgia. Bella and I made the trek from Colorado to Georgia and what an adventure it has been. There are many things to love about Georgia (besides my younger son and grandsons). There is an impressive display of flowers and flowering trees nearly year round. The architecture is like something […] […]