Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale in my Etsy Shop

Cyber Monday SALE in my Etsy Shop:
Sale on eBooks

Sale on Bead Soups

 Sale on Original Artwork

 Sale on Nuno Felt

Sale on Books

Enter 10CyberMonday2016 to receive 10% off of everything in my Etsy Shop.
Sale includes: Original Art, Books, Nuno Felt, Beads, Prints and Cards.

Come visit

Thursday, November 10, 2016

She Paints Trees in the Night

When you feel darkness, stand in the moonlight
When you see fear, paint color onto the trees

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

We owe it to our children

I was teaching art in an elementary school today and a number of children were frightened because they were being bullied. My heart is breaking for them.

Please parents (and all grown ups) don't let politics hurt children. It is our duty to teach all children to be kind, compassionate and inclusive. If our child is mean to another - shame on us for not doing a better job demonstrating humanity.

Inner Beauty

I pray we can set aside our differences and focus on
Love, Kindness, Compassion, Integrity, Connection, Hope

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day

Feeling a wee bit stressed on this election day?
Might I recommend: Johann Sebastian Bach's Violin Concerto in E

Listening to it on KING FM this morning - can't help but feel light, uplifted and cheerful immersed in the chorus of violins!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Autumn Color


Capturing Autumn color in my garden (leaves are from our Stewartia)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! (photo from 2009)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


I try to keep away from politics on my social media...
That said, I am very concerned about an increasingly complex tax system that is being driven by special interests - our tax system allows multi-million dollar companies to skirt around paying taxes due to deductions and loopholes. No matter which side of the isle you are on, please join me in asking the candidates to address tax reform in the next debate by clicking on the link below (you will need to give your name, email and zipcode - but as you see, I used my middle name)

I pose the following question:
Do you support tax break loopholes for Special Interest Groups?
Special Interest tax laws result in select multi-million dollar companies paying less tax than most Americans. Will you work towards retaining or abolishing tax break laws for Special Interest Groups?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy 16th

Happy Birthday to my dear, sweet son - your kindness, dry sense of humor, deep connection with others is inspiring and endearing to all who know you.
I love you - Happy 16th!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bellevue Art Museum Potpourri Guild

I was very honored that Bellevue Art Museum Potpourri Guild asked me to to give a talk on Nuno Felt. What an talented group of women doing amazing things for art here at home and around the country!

Taking my Son to College

A fun visit with my grandson on the way to OSU

 Celebrating Tara's BirthMonth in duck territory (shhh)

OSU here we come

 I am so very proud of him, am excited for him
but will miss him!

On the Menu Last Night

On the menu last night - from the garden:
-roasted potatoes with rosemary
-tomatoes, onions, basil
-fried green tomatoes
-grilled zucchini
-roasted chicken (ok the chicken came from the store)

Our Garden

Bright splashes of color in our garden

Reading at Soul Food Coffee House

I teamed with poet Amy MacLennan at Soulfood Coffee House for Poetry Night. She read from her new poetry collection 'The Body, A Tree'. I spoke about The Creative Dance.

Art Walk

Huge thank you to LizzyKate for hosting me for the September Kirkland Art Walk - can't wait to do it again!

 She bought a scarf on Friday night and wore it out on the town Saturday night. Love seeing my work out there in the world!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kirkland Art Walk

I'll be at LizzyKate in Downtown Kirkland
I hope you can stop by!

VW Westfalias

Like Father, Like Son

First Day of School

Running (or hobbling) off to the first day of 10th grade!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Color Coordinated

No, we didn't plan it
But we sure had fun with it!

My son and I at a dear friend's wedding

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Painting on Island Time

 A Break in the Storm

 Under a Blue Moon

A couple of my newest paintings

Friday, July 1, 2016

Be Creative this Summer!

Join me for some workshops and retreats!

Painting Retreat on Whidbey Island:

It's All About Color
Let go of preconceptions and push past your artistic road blocks! In this 3 day retreat you will be guided through an exploration of color, texture and form and experiment with freeform expression to create colorful acrylic paintings with meaning and balance.

July 29-31

Register by July 8 for Early Bird Discount

Nuno Felt Workshops at the Kirkland Arts Center:
 Nuno Felt Collage Scarf - July 16

 Nuno Felt Flower Garden July 17

For more information and to Register 

Photography Workshops at the Kirkland Arts Center:
Going Manual
Have a nice camera but stuck on auto? With clear instructions and lots of photo prompts, you will learn how to take control of your camera settings and enhance your photography skills while we walk around town.

Sign up for either a morning class to work with Mid Day Sun or an evening class to capture the Golden Hour!

July 21
For more information and to Register

Friday, June 10, 2016

Graduating tonight!


Congratulations Morgan! I am so proud of you - your hard work, your creativity, your sense of humor, your kindness, your talents, your humility. It is an honor and privilege to be your Mom!
Go Class of 2016!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Senior Prom

Off to pick up his date for the Senior Prom

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Some Trees

My latest Tree Series
(come see them at The Grape Choice during the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour on Mother's Day weekend!)