Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Mother of Exiles
The Emma Lazarus poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty is a not so gentle reminder of what our country has long cherished. We are a melting pot of cultures and countries that is currently challenged in these troubling times as to how to continue upholding these values while protecting our shores. So it seemed fitting that, as a part of my Celebration of Women series, the Mother of Exiles (as the Statue is called in the full poem) be represented. Come see the complete collection of women at the Sawdust Art Festival until September 3, Booth #202.

Monday, July 10, 2017


selling now!
Complications continue to arise as the summer season gets underway, yet all continues to seem wonderful and the days are filled with joyful moments.  
The Celebration of Women series showing at the Sawdust Art Festival in my booth #202 is being well-received for which I am ever so grateful.  
Exciting news is that I have begun doing reproductions of the ones sold on wood and they are really beautiful, top quality pieces.  YAY!!
So, complications aside...all is well!

Friday, June 30, 2017


The very first of so many

The presidential election of 2016, while divisive on many levels, seems to have catapulted women into joining together in action on many fronts. Following in the footsteps of many honored women before them--and creating some paths of their own--these women are marching...speaking up...speaking out...standing together...demanding many long-needed changes...showing unquestionable courage, strength and determination.
This series, showing at the Sawdust Art Festival from June 30 thru September 3, is in honor of all of those women and the many others who still have no voice or who have been silenced.
Change is in the wind...Watch out!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Postcards to business cards
Last year when I ordered postcards for the Sawdust Art Festival to hand out I received 1000 printed with markings and margins...ugh! These were then replaced by the company, but what to do with the ones made in error? I used many as "identifiers" on back of work, but still there were sooooo many remaining. Just sat down with them last night and turned the ends into business cards. Why not? There seems never a reason to toss things if only you turn on your imagination!

Friday, June 9, 2017


Friend Catharine had a birthday recently. Here is the piece I made for her then.  It was so much fun to create something specifically for a person I know. 
There will be a lot of these pieces this summer at the Sawdust Art Festival. I had been asking myself the question was this a series or a rut until I did this one.  Not a rut, but sure a level of creating that I love.
Hope you will all come to see the entire collection/series this summer. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Section of the 20 x 24 "I plead the first!"
Well, no question but that preparation for the summer festival has taken precedence for the past month. Still...I should have been able to get in a couple more posts. 
It was a busy month with birthdays and play dates with grandkids and creativity galore. Gotta say it has all been pretty much fun and I find myself giggling a lot!
There is almost a month left before Preview Nite and there is still much to be done, yet if I don't finish even another piece I will be fine. 
I look forward to the summer as it is going to be a great one, filled with joy and laughter and new friendships mingling with old.
Here comes summer!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Half way through May. Half way through Sawdust Art Festival booth building.Half way through many of summer's decisions. I am grateful for this dose of half full and am moving on completion of all (well, maybe May could slow down just a bit :)) 
Looking forward to the summer's art festival while still in the midst of springtime happenings. I am co-building with artist Laurel Meister and anticipate a joy-filled shared space. (This, too, half and half.) We are right near the entrance behind this year's "Selfie" bus.
I will be teaching my last Sunday Studio Workshop on June 4th and then all teaching for the summer looks to be at the Sawdust every Wednesday night (halfway through each week).
Sure hoping to sell more than half of the fun art I have created for this special summer festival and that more than half of you will come see me.