Evolve

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“I’ve already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.”     J. Didion -Joshua Tree Sunset

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The Best Gift

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Through life’s twists and turns beneath sunny skies and dark gloomy ones, there is always hope for a better tomorrow and a few lingering dreams left to come true. This has finally happened with a precious gift from my daughter and her husband; my dream of becoming a Grandmother. This means everything to me and...

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Change Worth Framing

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It’s a funny tension that both science and at least some philosophical and even religious traditions tell us is that the world is impermanent, nothing in it stays the same, we don’t stay the same, our bodies don’t stay the same, the people that we love and the things we love don’t stay the same,...

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Only the Good Stuff

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People say, a good heart will always be happy. But I think a good heart most often gets hurt because it hopes for only the good in people and is often deeply disappointed with true reality.

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Spirit of calmness

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    Something that attracts me to the desert is the spirit of calmness it has, it’s one of the few places I’ve been to where true presence can be experienced. It commands your attention, if you respect it, it will respect you….

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Adrift…

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I drift when it comes to my art, drifting from painting to painting,  stitching to collage to sewing and on and on. I’m definitely not a drifter over oceans and lands I can just see that on the internet, I hate to travel because the world feels like one big filthy slum dripping with infectious...

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Reflections

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    As the seasons change and the weeks roll by the beauty of the desert never fades….  The Joshua trees stand proud with no leaves to lose, the warm sun always rises in the cool eastern skies and the sets in the warm hues of the west. I’ve grown to love this landscape more...

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Interrupt anxiety with gratitude…..

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The spaciousness of the desert gifts me the feeling of being wide open to new possibilities like the vastness of the landscape with it’s unique granite giants clustering in groups that seem perfectly placed. I love slow and easy yet purposeful trips to connect with nature,  to fill my inner space with gratitude for all...

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“Gifts of Nature”

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“”   Oil on canvas   – “Adopt the spirit of nature, it’s secret is patience” ♥  

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Block in for a new painting

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  Quick block in of – 01 “Birds and Bellybuttons”    oil on canvas.

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