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 […]

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 […]

Greenville, SC. Love at first sight.

Have you ever visited downtown Greenville, SC? For my husband Tim and I, it really was love at first sight as we turned onto Main Street for the first time and drove up that charming tree-lined street. We made our first trip to Greenville, SC on 12/27/07, and by 11/08/08 had sold our home in […]

Happy New Year! (decorate your desktop)

On this first day of the NEW YEAR, why not resolve to add MORE COLOR to your life in 2013? You can start by adding my most recent painting to your computer desktop.  Just click on the image and download it to your computer, ringing in the New Year with some extra beauty! To read […]

What happens when 18 people pray for 18 days? (highlights from Piccolo Spoleto 2012)

Does prayer make a difference? It sure did for me. Even as I write this, someone I love is smack dab in the midst of a major life crisis, but I’ve watched in awe over the last month as our powerful God has continued to specifically answer the earnest prayers of her band of praying […]

We made it to Charleston!

Today marks the opening of the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit So I thought it was appropriate to show a photo of my most recent oil painting called “Society Street”  — a portrait of just one of Charleston’s many beautiful historic homes. If you’re visiting Charleston for either of the Spoleto Festivals and love […]

Goodbye, Hydrangeas…

Charleston here we come! I am not thrilled about leaving my hydrangea behind. It is in full bloom right now, and by the time I return from my time exhibiting at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, it will probably be spent and faded. There are some other things I’m not crazy about leaving behind either. Our […]

Reflections on our great Charleston adventure

After spending 16 consecutive days sitting in Marion Square during Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, here are a few thoughts and observations I came away with. I should definitely keep painting. I had an overwhelming response to my COLOR, subjects, and style. I am definitely not doing any more 2-day outdoor art shows (at […]