On an early morning walk with our dog Cooper, and while it was still dark and stormy out, this branch caught my eye on the road, having tumbled out of the heights from who knows where.  The more I looked at it, the more fascinating it became.  If you’ve taken any classes with me, you […]

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We’re greeting 2016 with brand new views of the sky from our yard.  We have had a pesky “grove” of acacia trees, bordering our property and growing like gangbusters.  They are notorious for growing fast, possessing heavy dense wood and,  –  falling in wet soil.  With the coming winter rains we knew they had to […]

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I always look for this little trio of carolers when I’m rooting through the boxes of Christmas decorations.  They’re one of my favorites and quite vintage.  They belonged to Steve’s grandparents and are made out of humble pipe cleaners and bits of fabric.  It’s funny, for some reason I just always assumed they were singing […]

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AND… the gallery is now open.  The art gallery that is – right there in our front yard, on that bush, hanging on the branch.  Each leaf was like its own little canvas, fantastically designed and colored.  I so appreciate that God does this.  He puts beautiful art all around us, and leaves them as […]

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I’m rather taken with the quotes from CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.    Here’s my third illustration and latest from Prince Caspian. And just for the record, I’m with Lucy.  I believe in dancing trees – that they’re going to again some day!

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We brought home four lions a few weeks ago! We found this beautiful old fountain at a salvage store that we’ve been haunting a lot recently.  You have to kind of be there when something comes in and it just so happens that we were.  I love that it has character stains and even an […]

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Soo, this is the spread I ended up with, but not what I initially planned.  Originally I had Gustavo and Baby Elliette with lots of white space all around.  And then I dropped a splotch of ink (which I often do.)  No big deal really.  I could have just gone with it – just a […]

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This was a piece I did for a show entitled “The Original Selfie”, where artists were asked to submit self portraits.  It was such a fascinating show to see all the different ways that artists portrayed and interpreted themselves.  For me, this piece represents my love of  watercolor and words.  It illustrates three tools that […]

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Probably everybody in the world has seen this quote but me. I just discovered it and so love what it captures.  I put it on the first page of my new journal – always kind of a special place that starts things out…

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I’ve always loved this poignant quote from CS Lewis’ “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”.  My heart has been so heavy over the last number of weeks with some excruciatingly hard circumstances some friends are going through.  And so I found myself painting this illustration.  In the story, a giant albatross has just circled the mast […]

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