Thursday, April 27, 2017


Scenes from the fundraiser
In January many of us gathered together in my studio with guest instructor Catharine Cooper to create some fun canvas bags for this fundraiser to help those in need in Loreto, Baja California.  
Here are some pictures from the event itself, held in April. I can spot several of the twenty or so bags that our group made. And it looks like everyone had a great time while raising a good amount.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Funny how this fine weather seems to lend itself to more studio time. Guess it's just a feel good kind of thing!
More and more lately I am drawn to collage work and faces.  But what's with the red hair?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Getting ready
What a beautiful day! A walk at Dana Point Harbor with a friend started it off.  Read for a while as the breeze blew briskly through the trees here.  Lunch on the deck in the sunshine with a great blue heron circling overhead.  Then, at last, time in the studio making postal art to send to a friend.  Just a lazy springtime day!  What a wondrous and joyful blessedness I feel!

Friday, April 7, 2017


Who knew?
While working on the latest Round Robin Art Journal entry I suddenly found myself going in an entirely different direction than intended. What was in my head going to be an under sea scene became a bold and dynamic female who proclaims she is strong and beautiful. Something about this piece really spoke to me and now I find myself playing with female faces speaking out their fantastic truths. Way too much fun, right?
Have you ever found yourself thinking your art was going in one direction only to discover it seemed to have a mind of its own?  This is one of my favorite things about the creative process...when IT directs, not you.
Wherever this leads, I see fun hours ahead.
What are YOU up to?