in the studio

a circus painting

These are the steps behind my circus painting, "balancing act" Balancing act was created from a book on "how to be a banker," that is over 100 years old! I...

a circus painting

These are the steps behind my circus painting, "balancing act" Balancing act was created from a book on "how to be a banker," that is over 100 years old! I...

simple inspiration idea

I love doing these little inspiration exercises.  Simply choose a color and take as many pictures as you want.  I find that it helps me notice simple things and motivates...

simple inspiration idea

I love doing these little inspiration exercises.  Simply choose a color and take as many pictures as you want.  I find that it helps me notice simple things and motivates...

making art from the heart

The start of a class. The table is set with a canvas and all the tools needed to create something special. creative. paper. paint. a few of the final paintings....

making art from the heart

The start of a class. The table is set with a canvas and all the tools needed to create something special. creative. paper. paint. a few of the final paintings....

making a tree painting

The start of a painting. This one turned out completely different then what I had planned. Funny how that happens. This was going to have a small poem smack dab...

making a tree painting

The start of a painting. This one turned out completely different then what I had planned. Funny how that happens. This was going to have a small poem smack dab...

creative retreat!

This year we (my creative sisters) made our retreat happen again!  We traveled to beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, nestled in foothills of the mountains. Every year I look forward to...

creative retreat!

This year we (my creative sisters) made our retreat happen again!  We traveled to beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, nestled in foothills of the mountains. Every year I look forward to...

creative class

I had the honor of teaching a mixed media class in my studio. A wonderful group of creative women!  Happy to see finished masterpieces. Creative and eager to learn and...

creative class

I had the honor of teaching a mixed media class in my studio. A wonderful group of creative women!  Happy to see finished masterpieces. Creative and eager to learn and...