Trying to embrace “good enough” (2015 Flower Calendars for sale!)

A year of beautiful flowers for 2015… Several months ago, I decided I had run out of time to create a 2015 calendar. But then I visited my brother and his family in Wisconsin over the weekend, and saw my 2014 calendar hanging on his refrigerator. That is what finally inspired me to try to squeeze in one […]

Alphabetized.

“I REALLY want to put them in order, Mom.” said Nathan. “What you do mean?” I replied. “You know. Alphabetical Order. Like at the library.” “Ohhh.” Are you sure you want to take the time to do that?” His look of confusion and disbelief at the thought of doing it any other way took me by […]

A Captured Childhood Memory

I created this oil painting for my client so he and his family could have a visual reminder of all their great summer memories from time spent together at the lake in Great-Grandmother Margrethe’s house. This charming lake home is located on “Lake Margrethe” in Northern Michigan. They are attending an enormous family reunion at Lake […]

What is 13 minus 7?

Six? Has it really been SIX years since I painted this bowl of eggs? (Or is it SEVEN? I’m not so good with math.) It seems like NOT that long ago that it was Easter-time in my sunny kitchen that overlooked BayView’s Humboldt Park. Every year I would put this green striped bowl, filled with […]

A new dream begins today…

I am opening up a shop Today. It’s called HOME COLOR. And it’s the culmination of my Creative Life. How did this happen? Here’s a sneak peek of what’s been happening with this dream lately… HOME COLOR is located at 104 S. Poinsett Highway in downtown Travelers Rest. (Look for the blue door in the […]

an early christmas gift

We just got back from meeting my mom and dad in Savannah, GA for a 4-day weekend to celebrate Christmas together. My parents gave us the beautiful silver bowl as a gift. I especially love what it says, knowing  that the saying is the reason my mom choose it for us. “Family is belonging to […]