Saturday, January 8, 2022

Looking in Different Directions

 They might all be hanging together, but they're looking in different directions.


"Looking in Different Directions"

Acrylic, ink, and graphite on wood panel

7"x6"

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Worthy of Rest

 This has been on my mind a lot as winter break is coming to a close.


"Hard work is important. So are play and nonproductivity. My worth is tied not to my productivity but to my existence. I am worthy of rest."

-Glennon Doyle


Make rest a priority, my friends.


"Worthy of Rest"

Watercolor and graphite on paper

12"x9"

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

From Far Below the Canopy

 Don't limit yourself by only looking up. There is much to see all around you from far below the canopy.

And fun fact, David helped create this one! A collaborative New Year's Day piece!

"From Far Below the Canopy"


Acrylic, graphite, and alcohol ink on canvas

14"x11"

My original paintings are available in my online gallery.

  I welcome commissions.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

My First Love

When I first started painting in 2011 I painted a lot of flowers...seriously, so, so, so many flowers. They continue to be my "go to" subject matter and always leave me uplifted. After painting a delightfully long series of abstracts I revisited the flowers I love so much. 


"My First Love"

Acrylic on canvas

18"x24"

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Wake up Full of Gratitude

Each day when I wake up I lie quietly with my eyes closed and think of people, animals, events, etc. that I'm grateful for. To keep this from becoming a repetitive list I make sure that at least one thing I'm thinking of is new, having never been a part of my list. I've been doing this for at least a couple of years, perhaps more. When  I first started I set my alarm 15 minutes early so I'd have time. Now my body wakes itself up early on its own allowing my mind all the time it needs. 


"Wake up Full of  Gratitude"

Acrylic , India ink, and graphite on paper

12"x9"

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Wisdom of Trees

I'm currently reading The Overstory by Richard Powers. The theme of trees is beautifully woven throughout and has spilled into my art. It's a lovely book if anyone is looking for something to read.


"The Wisdom of Trees"


Gouache, India ink, and graphite on paper

9"x12"

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Behind the Chimney

When I was a kid I spent countless hours on the roof of our house. I'd climb up the loquat tree and make that shingled surface my kingdom. One of my favorite spots was behind the chimney where I could not be seen (or found) from below. I took all kinds of things up there...dolls, Hitchcock Mystery Magazines, umbrellas (to slow my descent when I jumped off of the roof), snacks, and friends on occasion. I was thinking of this special spot as I painted this. 


"Behind the Chimney"

Acrylic and graphite on paper

12"x9"

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