Traveling Artist

11/22/19 The blank canvas aches. they said I could do anything… ANYTHING until one day i learned anything but art can’t support yourself with that confused questioning feeling my insides vanish standing frozen gasping for breath veins closing muscles atrophying maybe I was 9 the blank canvas ached. where would I go? how could I […]

Harriet Hosmer 19th Century Sculptor

5/28/18 Harriet Hosmer although not widely recognized is considered one the most distinguished American sculptors of the 19th Century. Born in Massachusetts in 1830 she was raised by her father after the age of 12 when her mother and 3 siblings passed away. Harriet was rather tomboyish in nature and was encouraged by her father […]

The Shaped Canvas – Elizabeth Murray

1/24/18 Grafitti Art, Pop Art? What is it? Elizabeth Murray is recorded as being part of the Neo-expressionist period. I’m not sure I totally agree with that as she seems to me a little less easy to define. Murray, set out to become an illustrator in the late 50’s. Her mother had wanted to be […]

A Geographical Cure

1/18/2017 Notes to Myself: Did you ever have the urge to move to someplace new or to start over somewhere new? During the course of my life I guess I’ve had those urges. The one place I always thought I would like to move to is Maine. It’s such a beautiful state. What I’ve learned […]

Giving Thanks When it’s Difficult

11/24/16 Notes to Myself: Thanksgiving Day today. I am grateful for the many blessings in my life however mixed I may feel today. If I dig deep enough I see the light. Today, I mourn the passing of a treasured friend. A champion in spirit and a woman of great faith. Diagnosed with stage 4 […]

Beauty in the Present

9/28/16 Notes to Myself: “When I can live fully in each moment, I can open myself to beauties that might otherwise escape me entirely. The more attuned I am to what is really going on right now, which means unhooking my mind from preoccupation with the past and worry about the future, the freer I […]

Unraveling Beauty

8/12/16 Notes to Myself: I’m dismantling and detaching from my work with the hope of becoming more free in my creating. This inspiration is running in tandem with my journey of living. Feeling some frustration this past week as well as some grief. I found myself inspired to cut up some of my paintings. What […]

Aging in Strength

7/19/16 Notes to Myself: Feeling a little sad at the moment. Sometimes writing helps more than painting. My dog was diagnosed with kidney failure and lyme disease last Friday. She’s 14 and has lived a good life for the 12 years I’ve had her. I just brought her home from the vet and I think […]

The Spinning Wheel

6/23/16 Notes to Myself: I’ve had a spinning wheel for many years. It’s been in my basement waiting for me to do something with it. I always thought I would, do something with it. Spin again perhaps. Put it in my living room even just to admire it’s beauty. I have fond memories of time […]