A calendar for you! Art for July 2017.

Why do I give my art as GIFTS? Because I think that everybody could use a few more Pictures of Hope in their lives! This month’s giveaway is a July Calendar for your desktop that includes my most recent painting called “Endurance.” Here is is drying on the easel in my studio today while the […]

Endurance. What is YOUR story?

My most recent “Endurance Story” happened in Charleston, SC. In the middle of a sun-baked park. Surrounded by several years of my artwork. Protected only by a 10″ x 10″ tent. For an endless string of 17 straight days.  By the end of DAY ONE — all I could think was… “How did this ever […]

For once I listened…

To my own advice. Here is what I told everybody. For an entire month. The month of March, 2017. “You cannot do it all. Choose wisely. Because balance is a myth.” Which is WHY… My June 2017 computer desktop calendar is SIX. DAYS. LATE. This same monthly calendar, which I have published for over SEVEN […]

Some things never go out of style.

A common denominator between gardening, mercy, and love What is Timeless? I asked a group of friends to look at my newest painting so they could help me come up with a title for it. I wanted the name to convey a character trait they admire. And with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I suggested […]

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 […]

What are YOU expecting? Thoughts for the start of a New Year…

“Expecting” is one of many paintings I created during the summer of 2016. But this one was special. I painted it with a friend in mind. A friend who was expecting. Expecting. Hoping. Dreaming. But with a heart that was understandably guarded. A heart that had been on this same course before, but disappointed many times.

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 […]

Labor Day 2009: Sandy Sheets for a Greater Good—

I do not like sand in my bed. I do like crisp clean sheets, multiple throw pillows, and a dust ruffle. All of these items must perfectly coordinate with both with the comforter, and (obviously) with each other. To make my world complete there should also be an afghan that offers not only a pop of color, but a […]

The Sunflower Story: Our Final Chapter

 Sunflower is now packed up and moved out. While the memories are still fresh in my mind, I wanted to document the final days of our time in this special space we called “Sunflower.” Although the final chapter at this location has ended… We have many NEW stories to begin! Thank you Sunflower friends, for creating such an interesting and beautiful memory. Our […]