Summer Retreat

Good Morning! With so much news to share, its been really challenging for me to choose which topic to begin with since my return from summer break.   Summer Summer?  Yes, well,  it is a wild and wet, brisk, winter here in Perth. Refreshing, shall we say. But it is summer, in Seattle.   TheContinue reading “Summer Retreat”

If I Was Eleven….

The world of the artist is filled with imagination. The kind of imagination children still have, even at age eleven. Somewhere along the way, that creative expression, stops. The imagination gets shoved away, packed up, boxed up tight. Then hauled up into the attic. Its expected.             But, if IContinue reading “If I Was Eleven….”

Love Leaves a Legacy

Once again, Love leads the way in a week long flurry of ‘Love themed’ posts. Love leaves a legacy and love leads by example. How so?     Love So, how… does an old battered book leave a legacy? How does it lead?  How is this, Love?   It begins perhaps with where the bookContinue reading “Love Leaves a Legacy”

Watercolor Fresh Start Tomorrow – Love It!

When it all falls apart. The watercolors have gone 20 different ways. And none of them were your way. “What a lovely feeling to know, that I’ll wake up and have a fresh start tomorrow!”         Fresh Start with Watercolors   I was working in my visual journal, the one that isn’tContinue reading “Watercolor Fresh Start Tomorrow – Love It!”

Watercolor – Joy and Love

Atwell Gallery has provided myself and thousands of people with fresh new creative discoveries. It was here, while teaching class at Atwell this joyful, sparkling watercolor was created. Like many other absolute beginners, the person was uncertain and just a little apprehensive. Maybe more so. I can only imagine.   It makes me think ofContinue reading “Watercolor – Joy and Love”

My Love

A week filled with Love. Every post this week will focus on some aspect of this most miraculous of human emotions. Love:  It’s a Beautiful thing.       Love The Art of Caring for other human beings. Created living beings.   Love: it is, an art form of the highest achievement. Love builds upContinue reading “My Love”


  My picks for 2016 You may wonder where all my paintings are. But, what I found when I searched my 2016 images – with the word Magnificent in mind, surprised me. I felt there was a lot more “feeling” in my photographs this year than in my paintings. Maybe next year it will beContinue reading “Magnificent”

Last Christmas Tree (its filled)

I’ve come to the last of my very fun and so wonderful,  watercolor Christmas trees. This one has been decorated and filled – with the kinds of gifts that matter most! If you look closely upon each branch, you’ll find lots of sweet somethings nestled on the boughs. Yep.  My kind of Christmas tree.  Continue reading “Last Christmas Tree (its filled)”