Three Easy steps to solving ALL of Life’s problems. (If ONLY!)

When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]

Thoughts from a wise flower on May Day.

Life is a marathon. There is no shame in walking.  I used to run. But after five years, finally decided to be honest with myself. And my hips.   I don’t like to run. So now I walk. Big deal. The whole point is to move your body.  So I walk fast. And fairly often. […]

Shadows with a plan. (February calendar!)

Coneflower is part of my “Sad Flower” series — a series of four botanical paintings, representing four heavy-hearted flowers I found growing in various locations. In the twelve-plus-years I’ve been painting, I have never created a “sad series.” I guess I’d never felt such a heaviness of heart before as when I was planing this new group of […]

“Transition.” A call to listen in 2016.

It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.

A new calendar for November! Sunflower #2

The creative spirit within me loves to have something new to look at. Here’s a free and simple way to freshen up your desk for the new month. Clean off workspace  (Be ruthless in throwing things away.) Clean off computer desktop (This is more complicated. My quick & easy “system” is to drag everything into one folder called “desktop […]

Happy New Year, 2014!

A blank slate. [ Oh the possibilities of a brand new year! ]  What will you do with these next twelve months?? [ Sometimes all the possibilities overwhelm me. I am trying not to worry about it. ] Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.  — Corrie Ten […]

Cyber Monday Sale!

I don’t normally run “Sales.” Especially not on my original oil paintings. But in light of the fact that I’ve run out of room to store all the paintings I’ve created over the last decade, this year I’m joining in the CYBER MONDAY fun. 50% SALE on Selected Original Paintings Here’s how it works. The […]

A new calendar to welcome December, 2013!

The last month of 2013. [ How is that possible? ]  Time flies when you’re having fun?? I hope this last month of 2013 is the best month of the year for you. Click on the image above, to download this calendar to your computer to make it your “wallpaper.” Click HERE to see photos […]

Tithonia diversifolia

Tithonia diversifolia Plant Tithonia diversifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family that is commonly known as the tree marigold, Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum. — Wikipedia Scientific name: Tithonia diversifolia Higher classification: Tithonia Rank: Species Here are photos the painting I call “Mexican Sunflower” in progress. To […]

My favorite month deserves a favorite painting.

November is my Birthday Month! Growing up, birthdays were a HUGE deal in my family. It took him a few years to catch on, but after 21 birthdays together, my husband Tim has become an expert on giving my Birthday Month the recognition it so deserves. If November is YOUR Birthday Month too, feel free […]