Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On a path of Change

Everyday we embrace change. Step by step we grow and are nurtured from the magic it brings. At times the change comes BIG, hits us hard, and brings us on a path of unexpected awakenings. This is where I have been, and now I am easing into a new life, opening my heart to what lies ahead.

Just like painting it is a process of working with what emerges.

Among chaos lies gentle breezes to comfort the spirit.

Beauty is how we translate the experience in our hearts.

To be brave, to be bold, and know that we are never alone.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Heart Of Summer

In the center of my heart right I feel so blessed, lucky, special, and encouraged. This years summer camps at the studio were completely full and I received such an amazing response that I even added an additional week. Six full weeks surrounded by happy kids who light up my life with their creativity and passion for art.

Every day their enthusiasm brings me to my place of joy! It's what makes it easy to give my 110 percent to sharing my knowledge and love for art, and encouragement to help them continue on their creative path. I have to admit that as much as I am teaching me they are doing the same for me to help me on my creative journey.

Next week will be the final summer session and I am amazed of how the summer is just flying by.

To top off all of this wonderful goodness, I get to share it with my Katie. For the first four weeks of camps she returned as my camp helper. This past week she began her summer intensive with her dance company and I really missed having her by my side.

But she is always number 1 in my heart!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Listen to your soul

There are times that call for deep thought and meditation. It is a journey... What will you find? Choose to be creative!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Work and Play

Excitement is in the air, I am preparing for a little work and play getaway weekend here. Tomorrow morning I'll be heading to Rockywold-Deephaven Camps. Staying here is my idea of the perfect camp experience. It's a beautiful setting with cozy cabins with comfy beds and the best food. Just what I need to nurture my soul.

Saturday night I'll be one of the vendors at the Squam Art Fair. It is a fun evening that is open to all. Full of wonderful hand crafted goodness.

Today in the studio I was doing a dry run for the set up of my table.

I will have a great sampling of some of my newest originals, art prints, wish books, and pocket quotes.

It should be great company, lively music, wonderful art, and a magical evening.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Springs Beauty and Bounty

My dear little flower beds are calling for my attention, after the weeks of rain the weeds have grown by leaps and bounds. The sunny skies have returned along with some much longed for warmer days. The big challenge is to try to balance time for it all. I have been spending most of my time at the studio creating new paintings in preparation for stocking the galleries with new work and prints.

I have been working on some larger floral paintings that provide bright backgrounds for some new spring birds. The song birds that have returned to our land grace me with their beautiful songs each morning. It is quite inspiring and fills my heart with joy. I have also been busy this past week preparing for the Squam Art Fair, I'll be their next Saturday with plenty of prints, wishbooks, pocket quotes, and original artwork. If you have the chance and are in the area it is an event worth checking out. Last fall was my first time their and I am thrilled to be part of this great evening again.

Lucy's Art Emporium, the local gallery her in Dover, is doing a series of interviews and asked me to be the featured artist this month. Being part of an interview is a great opporutnity for self reflection. It was really a pleasure take part in it. The interview is available here.

Wishes to everyone for blue skies of bliss and pink petals to ignite your creative passions. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011


I'm thrilled to announce that my artwork is now for sale at Good Juju in Newmarket, NH. They will have some of my newest originals.

And also a variety of my art prints.

If you are in the area make sure to stop by, it is a great shop with a variety of hand crafted items that are locally made.

It's all good juju.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Creative Spirit Art Student Show

This Friday from 5-6:30 pm, I'll host the annual annual art exhibit for my students at my studio.

It has been a great year working with this fun group of kids.

They love their classes and have been working really hard to put together this show.

Our local newspaper published this article about it here

If you would like please join us for the artisit reception this Friday, May 13th!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Gift Of Being a Mother

Being a mom is my greatest creative endeavor! I cherish every minute of it. This past weekend my daughter asked me to do a photo shoot for her. She wanted to exchange photos with her boyfriend to celebrate 1 month of going steady, ahhh young love. Below are my favorite shots. We started out at my studio, as I had left my camera there. Kate had fun playing with my reading glasses.

It was a gorgeous spring day. I took her around to some of my favorite settings in downtown Dover,NH.

She had fun and posed for some silly shots.

Most of her poses showed her more composed side. She had a hard time choosing which picture to frame, this the first one she liked.

A close up in the same setting.

But this was the winner, showing her natural joy.

I am such a proud momma of my beautiful girl.

Our children grow so fast, each day is a gift for us to grow and learn with love and nurturing in our hearts. Happy mother's day everyday to all of the mommas, we are so blessed.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day

"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfealt knowledge that we are care takers of this planet."
_Brooke Medicine Eagle

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cause You're Beautiful Like a Flower

You are the center of your life Allow yourself to rest your head on your friends shoulders

Trust that you will bloom into beauty
Open your heart wide
Look within and your will find a gem
Invite friends into your life
Stand tall
Believe in You!