Monday, October 29, 2012


today I am watching the trees in my backyard
some still full of leaves
they are only just beginning to bend at their crowns in the outer reaches of Sandy's winds
the rakes are put away
the chickens' run is covered
the kids are being sent home early from school
its the kind of weather that makes me uneasy

anemophobia- fear of wind
ombrophobia- fear of rain
lilapsophobia- fear of tornados and hurricanes
(i am thinking titles for a new series of paintings)

mostly today I am thinking about my family and friends and folks further south
I hope everyone stays safe

Saturday, October 27, 2012

black and white and red all over

another peek into the sketchbook: gouache, ink, collage, fabric tape, black gesso

Monday, October 22, 2012

snail mail

these postcards are going out today to two far away creative soul sisters

bound for North Carolina

flying to Mississippi

Thursday, October 18, 2012

what a difference a day makes

Beech Hill 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I've started teaching my visual journalling class to ten lovely women on Friday mornings.   Today I spent the day in my own studio using the processes we've covered so far for a little show and tell on how to put it all together:  gouache, tape transfer, gelatin prints, diy rubber stamps, collage, lettering, stamped tape, and indulged in some yet to be taught: "gold" leafing, fabric tape, marbled paper...It was a good way to spend the day as fat raindrops fell on the studio skylights.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

my dry spell is over

no real excuse for the hiatus in completing anything; but it felt good to get there this morning.
10x10" acrylic and gouache on panel

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

found treasure

road side find:
sturdy old table with a history of its own has been invited to my studio and is the perfect support for  journalling