“Return,” a beach finding and reflection

I found this softened piece of glass bottle on the beach this week. All that’s legible is the word “RETURN.” At a time when I need to do just that – return to myself, this finding couldn’t have been more appropriate. (A message from the Universe, no doubt.)  I’ve been meditating on what “return” means […]

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My Art is in a Boutique!

This August I went through a bit of a rut. I felt my writing had become blocked and a specific writing project had me feeling disappointed and upset (more on that soon!). Much has progressed since then! I am incredibly excited to share photos of my fine art prints, framed and on exhibit at a […]

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New paper!!

Oh my, getting new decorative papers for collages is my version of Christmas morning!! Thank you Paper Source. So excited to delve into my new designs! Stay tuned . . .

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“Reflecting on Home” in Gratitude

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon.” Rumi Feeling grateful this evening and moved by the above quote. What a wonderful way to appreciate the gifts of Nature. I created the original etching and aquatint, “Home” in my first printmaking course at Parsons […]

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An Inspiring Owl

I’m in love with this painting, The Soft Night Descending by Catherine Hyde. It is not just gorgeous, but so inspiring to me. If it speaks to you as well, I encourage you to view her work here. I could look at this for hours! It’s so calming to me.

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The Birth of “Fox in Flight”

A portion of my mile and half walk to Parsons School of Design (part of my alma mater, The New School in New York City) in Union Square was through Madison Square Park. I loved winding through this park, early Saturday mornings, schlepping my printmaking supplies, while listening to my music. Quite often I would […]

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An Ode to “Winged Leaves”

On a walk with my, then 5 month old daughter, we passed by some native grasses that I particularly love. I find their oatmeal and evergreen coloring beautiful. I enjoy the way they sway and flap, sometimes in unison and sometimes in opposition. I wholeheartedly understand their healthiness in more direct sun than the pitiful […]

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Happy “Love Cat” Day!

This collagraph seemed befitting for Valentine’s Day! It’s based on my beloved Abyssinian cat, Fuzzbie. I particularly love her profile, which inspired me to create a collagraph. After weeding through the 100 or so photos of her, I finally chose one (see below). I emailed it to a local Staples Copy & Print Shop to […]

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A Merging of Two

I’ve just now been inspired. When I someday have access to a printmaking press, I’d like to print just the body of my fox-wolf-dog collagraph (see above) in white ink on dark paper (I have yet to do that). I’d next print my set of wing collagraphs (as used in my bat-owl-cat collagraph, see below) […]

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A Brief Introduction (for now)

In a quiet, calm, internally serene and focused moment, I sometimes feel a tug from the recesses of my mind and a whispering from deep within. Images of pseudomythical creatures peer out, raising their heads and presenting to me their would be figures. I reminisce about Native American Totem Poles from my upbringing in Seattle. […]

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