New year, new work

I’m looking forward to this new year. I’ve set my business and creative goals so I’ve got a clear vision of where I’m headed. I’m already off to a good start with some new paintings that I’ve been working on during my winter break. One of my goals as an artist is to create work […]

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 […]

April exhibit opening

I’m really excited about this exhibit at the Hope Lodge in Boston. Not only is it an opportunity to share my art, but it also is a chance to do what I always hope to do as an artist–lift the spirits of those who most need it. The Hope Lodge is an inn for out-of-town […]

Following along

There’s an old saying that goes something like, “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” I have to admit that I never really liked that saying. I think God is a lot nicer than that and more accommodating of our dreams. But, that’s another story. The saying came to mind this weekend as […]

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 […]

Playing with textures

Most of my current work centers around this representative goddess figure in various forms. She is the central focus of attention, one, standing alone, strong, proud. The textures and layers indicate her complexity. She perfectly fits for the theme of “one” this month for the Creative Every Day Challenge. (Mixed media, paper collage, 3-D acrylic […]

A paper weekend

I indulged my love of paper this weekend at Paper Connection International in Providence, R.I. The company mainly supplies commercial paper sellers, but opens its doors to the public three times a year. Saturday was one of those times. There were lots of lovely textured and patterned papers, many of them handcrafted. I created a […]

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 […]

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