Monday, July 18, 2011

weekend workshops

I taught two painting workshops over the weekend, one at Bravo School of Art in San Diego and one at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA. We had a blast both days.....thank you to all of my students! I will be returning this Fall to both will be up soon on my website and blog.

 What a fine group of artists!

My friend Cheryl Tall created this magnificent sculpture for San Diego Botanic Garden for the annual Sculpture in the Garden Event.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Just came home from Asheville, North Carolina, where my husband and I spend some time exploring the artful city and  I taught a mixed media workshop at Random Arts in Saluda, NC

...Here are some of my happy students!

a beautiful tree of life by my student from Florida.......isn't it grand? I love the color palette......

very cool works in clay from our visit to the River Arts District

The Carl Sandburg home outside of Asheville....the air was could just hear the poetry.....
Home Thoughts
The sea rocks have a green moss.
The pine rocks have red berries.
I have memories of you.

Speak to me of how you miss me.
Tell me the hours go long and slow.
Speak to me of the drag on your heart,
The iron drag of the long days.
I know hours empty as a beggar’s tin cup on a rainy day,
Empty as a soldier’s sleeve with an arm lost.

Speak to me . . .

The Biltmore House....faithfully preserved estate...the largest private residence in America.....county home to the Vanderbilts.....these are photos from the architectural tour. We hiked up to the roof for some splendid views.........

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ranching in the Heart of Nature

Dear Friends...Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve is one of the last reminding pristine ecological meadow land areas left in's a wonderful place to hike, bike and paint at....
My paintings will be included in the annual art exhibit "Ranching in the Heart of Nature" , a fundraiser for Children's Education programs -July 9th to 20th

Please join me next Saturday for the reception!
Opening Night, July 9, 2011

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta
5:00 – 9:00 Open to the Public. No ticket required.

5:00 – 7:00 Artists Reception on the Reserve
Special Tented Area
Hearty Hors d’oeuvres, Specialty Wines, Acoustic Entertainment
$15 donation. Advance reservations.
(Donation to support the children’s education programs.)

as the Santa Rosa Foundation states..The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

Roaming deer, vernal pools, Chocolate Lilies, education and schools.
Prairie bunchgrass, hiking trails, wild Poppies, Cougar tails.
Ecological wonders, hundreds of birds, human history, interpretive words.
Historic Adobes, Engleman Oaks, ancient creeks, historical folks.
The Nature Conservancy, State Fish and Game, Federal Fish and Wildlife, research fame.
Metropolitan Water, Riverside County Parks, Native American history, and Meadowlarks.
How wonderful is that?