Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monotype Workshop at Art on 30th in San Diego

These wonderful paintings were created by my students and I at one of my July workshops held in San Diego county. The energy is amazing. 

I've been packing for Amsterdam the last few days. Our artful trip will begin on Wednesday. I'll post on FB during the trip...be sure and tune in......Till then...enjoy these works










Monday, July 6, 2015


"capricious night wind
leaves out dancing with the moon
I forget to sleep"



a new work created for a Collaborative project for San Diego Book Arts
watercolor, acrylic, color pencil
glaze layers in watercolor, geli print monotypes collaged onto the surface, linocut

here's a description of the project

The SDBA Collaborative Art Project is on it’s way! Forty-five, or so, of our member-artists have chosen to respond artistically to one of the Moon Haiku series by San Diego Poet Diane Gage, serendipitously a long time San Diego Book Arts member:Haikus. Each artist will produce a single, large, page of art, on watercolor paper, using any chosen medium, but including a part of the text of the chosen haiku.The full 45 pages, the collaborative book, will be displayed as a single collection at an exhibition early next year, part of SDBA's 20th Anniversary celebration.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen 


2 spots left for our trip....you can still sign up.....! 

Artists in Amsterdam
July 22- 30 2015 

Join me in Amsterdam for an blissful  journey of artfulness and joy. I'm so excited to offer this very unique retreat. My lovely niece Amberley (New Zealander) lives and works as a tour host in the city. She has selected some beautiful apartments for us just a block away from the canal.
She will have all of the insider info for us…..since she lives there… as far as the arts and culture. 
I'm planning on a unique journal drawing and painting in mixed media experience bound for all artistic types….beginner to advanced. It will be a small group….so more attention for each participant! Sign up soon...details on the link above. Email me for any questions 




Thursday, June 11, 2015

a couple of great workshops coming up in San Diego County. 

Oceanside Museum of Art

 Art on 30th





Saturday, May 30, 2015

Austin Texas Bits

Just returned from Texas...my hubby and I just missed the all of the horrible flooding days while we were traveling. Austin is an awesome, funky city.....


















Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Casa Colors

New Casa Colors.....
its been what? 20 some years since we painted the house....
Now my plants just zing against the rich red color of the walls...my sister in law said "an artist must live here!" ....he, he, he...she's right! 

 this is the north set of windows of my studio
 and the front of my house has a beautiful moss green on the window trim....

Saturday, April 25, 2015

San Diego Book Arts Workshop

Last month's San Diego Book Arts 3 day workshop was so wonderful...a great group of students and everyone was so excited to get that paint out and create content for their book structures. I think these photos show the depth of talent and creativity we had....thanks again for all of the volunteers who helped each day and to my very creative students!
and by the way...my Dad planed the wood for our book covers...thanks Dad!


and here's a link to more photos of our artists!