January 18, 2020

Gardening and art always invite me to be in the present moment. Hours pass without ever knowing how long I have been working. In the latest painting of my most recent series, The View From Here #4: The Garden Wall (Oil on canvas 40x30 inches), I used a number of differ...

November 27, 2019

Nightfall in St. Cloud (above) by German artist Gabriele Munter was painted in 1906. It was part of an installation French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 at the Cummer Museum this past summer. When I read the exhibit label I saw that the artist’s technique was de...

August 6, 2019

Before I start a painting, I explore a lot of music—pieces that have interesting rhythms, melodies and harmonies. Compositions that stir me emotionally are what move my brush into a meaningful experience for the observer. My most recent painting, titled Contemplative R...

May 19, 2019

I was gifted a pack of micron pens at Christmas. I decided to pack them with some nice drawing paper on my trip to QuiltCon this past February. I thought I may have some extra time to explore drawing with them and I did! And...it was such an enjoyable experience. Inspi...

May 6, 2019

When you live with a modern quilter, it’s a given…you are going to QuiltCon—a yearly national event put on by the Modern Quilt Guild. QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind, and 2019 took us to Nashville, Tennessee. What in the world does an abstract...

October 3, 2018

It’s no secret that my life took a decisive change at the beginning of 2017. I resigned from working in retail management to further develop my art skills and work as an intern at Down to Earth Farm. After serving as Artist in Residence for the Civic Orchestra of Jacks...

June 5, 2018

The end of my time as Artist-in-Residence for the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville coincides with another ending. My internship at Down to Earth Farm has come to a close. The farm is yet another experience that has impacted my life for the better over the past year.

I am...

May 24, 2018

As the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville season comes to a close, so does my time as Artist in Residence. The past year has given me great memories, new relationships, and the opportunity to develop new skills as an artist. I appreciate all the Civic Orchestra has done t...

February 13, 2018

I have been going to the same hairdresser for seventeen years, just two blocks from my home. I really like Joe, and he seems to like visiting with me. (Not to mention he does a really good job on my hair!) For years, I colored my hair and visited with Joe for 90 minute...

January 24, 2018

It has been a year since I made the decision to change the way I was doing life. I had spent the last 24 years in retail management and worked for three different companies over that period of time. I was choosing the same road over and over. Each time I would tire of...

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