The focus for August became the epic belated birthday party, that my husband and three of my amazing friends put together for me. When I say epic, I mean EPIC!Read More
Happy Fourth of July!
I had a very nice day today celebrating my country with neighbors, friends and family.
My husband and I attended two picnics and enjoyed the company of several different people, not all of them previously known to us. During one of the table conversations, someone was saying how his wife was already a professional in her field with two master degress and was planning to continue her education into a different area.
Most at the table lauded her plan, but one person asked “ and what is she going to do with that?”Read More
I have had elephants on the brain since I came back from Thailand.
I wanted to make some elephant salt cellars that were sculptural.Read More
I have wanted to go to Seagrove, North Carolina which bills itself as the pottery capital of the United States. Like Nicaragua they have a long-standing tradition of making pottery. In Nicaragua, their tradition goes all the way back to pre columbian times. In Seagrove, because our country is so young, their tradition goes back a mere 200 years, almost to the founding of the nation…Read More
I’ve spent the bulk of my artistic life as a painter. I have painted my brightly colored whimsical cows, people on the couch and black and white paintings over the span of about 25 years or so. The most being my cow paintings, I have createdRead More
I haven’t written a blog post for quite a while. It stopped when I got a chance to go to Thailand for 3 weeks in November.Read More
I work in a small studio. When you make things with clay, there is a lot equipment which would make your life a whole lot easier. The problem is that you have to be
A: be able to afford it
B: have the space for it.
I get inspiration and ideas from all over the place. A couple of years ago, my niece asked of she could get married in our back yard to which my husband and I happily agreed. It was a lovely small wedding and an event that we will cherish the memory of for a long time. When the wedding was over, there were two rolls of bridal roll left here somehow. It sat in a closet, until one day I looked at it and wondered if I could use it as an art material somehow.Read More
There are so many great things here that it’s hard to choose just one.
We are on our third trip to Nicaragua and our second to the beautiful old colonial city of Granada. As an artist, Granada is my favorite city thus far for its love and appreciation of art, music and literature. It is lively and colorful and old.Read More
I’ve spent the last few weeks since before Christmas fighting a nasty sinus infection. I’m on my third round of antibiotics and have been spending a lot of time on the couch. I can’t stand being idle for too long and I have a real need for creating things. It’s kind of like eating for me. I have to do it, so I started thinking about how I might be able to create art when I didn’t have the energy to go into my studio.Read More
This seemed like an appropriate time of year for me to re-publish my article about what to look for when your goal is to purchase real handmade gifts for the holidays. Enjoy! and beware!Read More
My last blog post asked and answered the question, why so many cats in my art?
People are always asking me why I paint the cows too and asking me if I grew up on a farm. Well, I grew up about as far from a farm as you can be in Trenton, New Jersey. I never worked on a farm, spent much time on the farm or at petting zoo's.Read More
As I was saying in my last post, I had the privilege of doing a lot of traveling this summer and not much else. I have finally returned to making art at this writing (you have to wait and see) with fresh ideas and inspiration.Read More