Hurricane Irma- A Week Later

Power came back on at 10AM and I've been back to work most of the day...grant writing, bookkeeping, planning. I am reflecting over the stillness of the last six days. Our community came together to offer aid and our family spent time on the porch visiting with neighbors, laughing, talking,…

#mugsandmoments

I have been an artist/potter for almost all of my life. Seriously. I started with classes at the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh when I was four, walking around the museum with a sketchbook in Saturday morning art classes and throwing clay on the wheel in small studio rooms in the…

Sunshine Above

Our friend, Lisa, passed away a few weeks ago. I am not at a place that I can talk about it yet, but I have felt this overwhelming need to write, not words to share publicly, but words to reflect upon. Lisa was known to so many of her friends…

Dream turns real!

  Drumroll, please…Dream turns real! I will be appearing at EPCOT for the 2016 International Flower and Garden Festival!!! My shop will be open from March 24-April 13 and May 5- May 15! Those dates cover Easter, the two most popular weeks of Spring Break, and Mother’s Day! Plus…BoiLeD BooKs…

The Book Artist

One of the earliest forms of (process) art I remember doing is book arts. It was early grade school, we read books, collaged reflections, and stitched the pages into a book. I've created 100s of books since. Now I make my living as an artist by mostly teaching, creating, and…

Mentored through Paint Mojo

So energized!!! I spent the weekend with a wonderful artist, Tracy Verdugo, and amazing women! We came together under sunny skies, wiggled our toes in sand and embraced the power of the water and our tribal souls. [caption id="attachment_1254" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Tracy, Cheryl, Christine, and me![/caption] For me, it was…