Finding my way

Each year for Christmas, I like to “surprise” myself with art books as gifts. I order the books way ahead of time, wrap them and put them under the tree. I then forget what I ordered and when I open the gift with my name on it on Christmas morning–surprise! One of my “surprises” this […]

Showing up to do the work

Happy New Year! Happy new opportunity to create and to tap into the gifts that we have all been given–be it the gift to create art, to dance, to make someone smile, to love. Coming to the end of a nice winter break, I finally, finally dragged/pushed myself into the studio to try to get […]

A playful Saturday

Oh, I’m loving today. I’ve spent the day focusing on being creative–finally. Didn’t have any major errands to run for once in a long time. So I filled the day with sushi making (not too pretty, but delicious), art making (love these papers, but not sure what I will do with them yet, and learning […]

Happy Spring!

New “Hope”

I had a very busy weekend–doing real full-time-job “work” that can’t seem to fit within the regular work day; cooking for the week so that I don’t go insane (well, more insane than I already am) trying to get everything done when I come home from the full-time job; and finally, finally playing with paint […]

Dorchester Open Studios Oct. 20-21

I  will be exhibiting my artwork (including this one), handcrafted cards and beaded jewelry at First Parish Church, 10 Parish St., Dorchester, Mass.,  during Dorchester Open Studios, which features more than 140 visual artists at 20 locations throughout Dorchester, Mass. The event is Sat., Oct. 20, and Sun., Oct 21, noon to 5 p.m. Please […]

August exhibit

I will be a guest artist at Hope Gallery in Bristol, R.I., for the “Summer in the City” exhibition. The exhibit takes place from August 7 through August 31, 2012. If you live in the area, please stop in and see me at the opening reception on Sunday, August 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. […]

Painted paper weekend

I was in heaven this weekend because I got to spend hours working in my studio painting paper with acrylics. Here are some of the results. (I owe my friend two new necklaces. I hope she will forgive my creative procrastination.)

CED: Mixed media

The theme for this month’s Creative Every Day Challenge is “mixed media.” Perfect. I love working in mixed media. I enjoy layering mediums and materials in ways  that add complexity and dimension to my artwork. Mixing materials fuels that element of play that inspires me in my art making. I want people who look at […]

Summertime

Can’t help fantasizing about summer already, considering that we really haven’t had much of a New England winter. This mixed media painting, “Summertime,” features acrylic paint and paper collage on a canvas that has an under-painting of something that didn’t work out so well. I’m getting more and more brave in my decisions to painting […]

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