Friday, September 30, 2011


A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. Found this great quote by Eugene Ionesco and had to collage it! We are attracted to people and situations that mirror our energy and awareness, but art can really pull us past the conscious zone and take us on a voyage into the unexplored. Make some time to get lost in art this week! Make some, look at some and by all means enjoy it. Mind

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Some of my collages I love too much to put a face or figure onto. This is one of them. Each panel has its own composition and then each panel is arranged into a final composition. Abundance

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This is Your Life

Occasionally I experience disaster during the artistic process. This painting started out with extremely bright colors  that I loved! Then something happen to my clear coat and the entire painting dried white. I cried. Then I got out a few tissues, the sand paper and painted my little 4 year King all over again. Saved. Is it a better painting now? I'm still debating. But story line here is not lost on me. We all wish to be the Kings and Queens of our playgrounds and then sometimes things go not according to our plan. Grieve a little, brush it off or in this case, sand it off, and start over. This Is Your Life

I just realized after posting this, that today is Sept 11. I hope that the families and friends of all the people that were effected that day 10 years ago, can start over too. This IS your life.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Since Nate and Nick have been born, I have wanted to paint them. I have drawn them numerous times but I have spent more time staring at their precious faces than painting them. And to be fair, I've spent more time being a mother to them than an artist by about 99 to 1. So now that I have gotten around to it, I wanted to paint for them. So here you have it Nate, "you can do most anything" and "for the extras that add so much to life."  Imagine

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lived As Play

Life must be lived as play. Read somewhere that Plato of all people was quoted as saying that. I wonder if he spent his days building sand castles or drawing his children. I hope he did- for his sake.  Lived As Play