“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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To Create is to… (Fill in the blank!)

I’m slowly recovering from a nasty cold/flu and with that means my mind is foggy with little room to write or make art. I also just turned 30 on Sunday! And with that, I suppose, I’m mulling over the aspects of myself that I have nurtured… Specifically, my creativity. So, I had the idea of […]

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New Year, New Project Underway

I’ve written a children’s picture book! It’s a project I feel incredibly passionate about. I’m mulling over marketing ideas and gearing up for publishing it myself. And now, with the new year, my inbox is starting to gather images from the illustrator I’m hiring! This alone has me beyond excited and even a bit emotional […]

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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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“Totem Tree” Progression

When you work on a matrix for printmaking, the general rule is to pull an impression every time you make a change to the plate. Even if you only add a line, for instance, it’s generally important to ink the plate, wipe it and run it through the press to see how it looks. Certainly […]

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H16 “A Choice”

To begin again Could exhaust your Spirit or Inspire your Muses

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H14 “Muses”

When I dream of them Their images are always Seared into my heart

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H13 “Stuck”

Stuck in a rut of Sticky cherry bubblegum I never enjoyed

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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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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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Spirit Parenting

Spirit Parents There is a stirring an urge a need to go outside, in the rain, overlooking quiet peaceful water, lapping on the beach. Trees overhead, everywhere around you. There are moments your legs move independently. You feel the muscles engage to be alone to be silent with your Spirit with your Nature Those who […]

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This Will Morph

I am just now deciding to relax about the progress of this project and space ~ this presentation of my art and artistic projects. Nothing need be “written in stone” (and how can it truly be in this digital era?!) This website and blog will undoubtedly morph and transform alongside my art, interests and creative […]

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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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