Monday, July 2, 2018


I have been obsessed with florals lately!  All the clothes I am attracted too seem to have floral motifs and the paintings that catch my eye seem to be floral- I caught myself looking at floral wallpaper and thought 'hold on now- you may have a problem!'  I like florals a lot right NOW.  in 3 years maybe not so much.  I drew the line.  But, as this little ditty popped up in my Facebook feed, I am reminded of how much my art changed when I came back from France and Giverny.  Monet's splendid home set this floral fanaticism off.  Here is one that I did, simply enjoying the process, and was actually very pleased with the result.  Even the little bee seemed to enjoy it!  As I have problems with bee stings, normally I do a crazy dance and run performance when I see bees, but on this day, I was so relaxed from the art, I calmly let him stay while I took the photo!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hello Lovlies!

It's been a long strange trip since my last posting!
Mike and I have moved away from the farm, first to an apartment for a year, now finally into our condo!  We love the new community we are in, and have made many new friends and neighbors.

I have had a couple shoulder procedures and Mike has had a couple of feet procedures.  We have both had tons of acupuncture and Dr.'s trips.  I've had shingles several times and Bell's Palsey 3 times.  I haven't been able to see well enough to drive for over a year.

But we are one the other side of it now, and have survived 2 moves.  It's been 3 months and we are still digging out of boxes, but life is speeding up.  I have many teaching appointments coming up, and Mike has had 2 promotions and is working many many hours to get his new department up to speed.

We are extremely grateful to My Mom and Dad, and many of our friends who have been there to help us through the tough days and the down days.  The calls and visits and friendships helped keep us sane.

Health is better, and hooray, I have begun to drive a little, and Mike is beginning to get changes for the better at work.

I still won't be on here regularly for a while, as this is what I face in the studio.  When you work from home it is like moving a home and a company all at one time.

But I will be back!  I am excited to be teaching very close to home on a regular basis and in between unpacking I am developing new workshops!  So when the studio is rebuilt, I plan on jumping back into the regular local workshops too.

Here is a sneak peek of a messy practice project I did lately that I will be sharing because I enjoyed it so much!