Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

A HUGE Happy Thanksgiving ! I have so much to be grateful for... and 14 of them will have their feet under my table today....FAMILY!!! Hope you are able to be with family and friends to share this blessed day with them.
Now... to the kitchen!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am thrilled to announce that
Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona is promoting my artwork!

What an intriguing name for a gallery... and it reflects the intriguing and diverse artwork found inside. I know that you will be visually richly rewarded by taking a tour of their facility and its' contents either in person or on line.

Jason Horejs, the owner, is the son of a professional fine artist, so he knows the gallery business from both perspectives. I'm excited to see what the future holds here at Xanadu. Thanks, Jason!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tucker in Tinsel

"Tucker in Tinsel"

8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite

Welcome to an early peek at this year's Christmas card. I put other things aside and actually got it done today. My son's cat, Tucker, was so fascinated with the tinsel that we had to remove it that Christmas. Nothing could dilate his eyes more than that shiny stuff!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cat Glow

"Cat Glow"
8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite
Art on the Avenue

I've probably painted Muffin more than any other of my cats. Is a cat photogenic? I like the opportunity to use that black & white contrast with different color schemes. She doesn't seem to mind.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


"Focus". . . . it's a hard thing sometimes for an artist when everything is so interesting! I've been reading "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron (for about the tenth time!) and know that the spiraling path that is my life, therefore my art, is taking me in a new direction. By pulling the focus back and taking an overview, I get a better idea of where I really want to go. This is something that I must do at least yearly because I am so easily distracted and sometimes swayed by external forces. So, as the new year approaches, I will put my feet back on the path toward my goals. In doing so, I realize that I might look erratic to some around me . . . especially those who are not artists.
Recently I read an article that stated "art is an expression of being alive". It helped me see that my narrow 'busy-ness' was blocking my ability to fling my arms open and welcome a wider experience. What truly is important? Where are my priorities? My art reflects the answers. I am looking forward to the future and the discoveries that come with it.
I might be a little early, but I hope that you will take some time as 2009 comes to an end, hug yourself close and reflect what it means to you to be an artist.