Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Daily Practice

Today is Day 44 of #the100dayproject for me and it's pretty well integrated into daily life now. This is the whole point of the project for me. Well, that and participating with a whole global community because I love the idea of that, too!  I look forward to each day's page and the meditation it brings.                                                                                                          One might think rocks are an unusual choice but it's simple really. The shapes, the painting, the designs all just flow organically leaving my mind out of it. Sometimes I wonder if I have 100 days of rocks in me, but all I need to do is one painting at a time. My journey as an artist is what makes life colorful, meaningful and interesting on so many levels.                                                                                              May you each find the practice that nourishes your soul and makes you feel alive. There are so many things that can bring us joy and gratitude. Embrace each and every one of them. 





Friday, April 19, 2019

Days 3-15 #the100dayproject









Days 3-15 of The 100 Day Project with two guest appearances of budding artist and delightful granddaughter, Samantha. I love her work and enthusiasm.

#the100dayproject

#100daysofriverrocks

I'm enjoying this project, but am pretty sure I'll be adding other subjects as time goes on.

Follow along on Instagram

Friday, April 5, 2019

#The100DayProject


A friend said he was thinking of doing #the100dayproject. I didn't really know what this was all about, so I decided to check it out. For so many reasons this is just the thing I need to dive into right now. And it's a fun project for my new watercolor journal (See post below). So I'm off and running. Yes, I started a couple of days late, but it's not a race - it's a practice.

I chose river rocks because.........well because I am really fond of rocks; so this will be #100daysofriverrocks most likely. One of the beautiful things about The 100 Day Project is that there really aren't any rules. You decide what you want to do. You can change your mind mid-stream if you want to. Might you be interested in joining in too?  https://www.the100dayproject.org/

Here is Day 1 and Day 2

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hello Spring!

It's starting to feel like Spring here and that's always exciting in the northeast, right? And so it follows that my first springtime collage/painting has been completed. I started it on Monday with watercolor, added deep purple acrylic paint and a couple of stems and leaves. And the fun really started when it was time to add some texture via collage. Happy Spring! 


Monday, February 25, 2019

Looking ahead

In two days I'll be having surgery that I'm hopeful will improve the quality of my life. In anticipation of that, I purchased the most gorgeous watercolor journal created by Michael Vincent Bushy He is an all around talented artist and an amazing human being to boot.


My goal is to fill it with paintings and snippets of paintings making it my major project for 2019. I feel this is going to be a really significant project for me and I can't wait to get started. I will keep you posted!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Into 2019

Happy New Year! It's that time of year when it's colder and darker outside, the warm glow of the Holiday Season has passed. My thoughts turn to the year ahead and what I'd like to accomplish in my art and life. The line blurs most of the time for me.



I found an interesting and informative online gallery and resource for artists that I'd like to share with you.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Many of us could benefit from taking the time to step back and reflect on where we are and where we want to go. Are we making art that matters to us? Are we still aligned with our goals? Where do we want our art to take us? What steps are we taking to get us there?

7 Things an Artist Can Do to Kickstart 2019 is a good little jolt to help us align our goals with what we are doing to make them happen.

Wishing you a wonderful and creative New Year!


Thursday, December 6, 2018

"Small Works, Big Impact" at Albany Center Gallery


Photo Credit - Albany Center Gallery

Friday, December 7th, is the opening reception of Albany Center Gallery's Annual Members' Show from 5-8 PM. Over 125 regional artists' work is hung salon style. My painting, "Out There", is included in this exhibit. The show will run from Friday, December 7, 2018 to Friday, January 19, 2019. Join in the fun - lots of great art, food, conversation and at 7 PM awards will be announced. 

Looking forward to this fun night!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Gallery Shops


So I've gone back and forth over the years, including this year, about whether to keep an Etsy Shop open or not. And for me, it's just not the right venue. So I've put my shop on permanent vacation and am offering my Art Cards, Mini Journals and Silver Photo Art Pendants through The Shop at the Albany Center Gallery and The Good Purpose Gallery. I may still sell at a few select art/artisan fairs. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Think Spring!


Sure the weather forecast is calling for more snow, but I'm thinking SPRING and looking forward to things greening up outside. Speaking of Spring, I just loaded new mini journals into my ETSY SHOP. There are also plenty of necklaces, small original paintings and art card collections available for purchase or browsing. I hope you'll stop by and see what's new.

Next week Spring officially begins!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Works in Progress


Feeling like it's a good time to shake things up a bit artistically, here are three acrylic paintings that I'm working on. I have a large river rock painting in the works, but needed a diversion for a little while, so this is what drew me in. I love abstract works a lot!