Monday, May 2, 2016


Today's inspiration post I am including some images from Louise Bourgeois.  She has such a diverse range of work, but I am particularly drawn to her textile pieces and her two-dimensional drawings and paintings.  Here are just a few:

Louise Bourgeois

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Studio Sunday

In the studio this last week...

...playing with some watercolor/gouache and pencil (and some bronze acrylic paint), plus some acrylics on canvas and paper, and a little portrait in progress.  Have a lovely rest of your day.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sketchbook Saturday

I mentioned in an earlier post I have started making my own sketchbooks.  I am still using purchased sketchbooks as well for various purposes, but these little handmade ones I am considering an art project in themselves.  This one is made using a multi media paper, on the inside, so that I can paint on it in addition to drawing, and a piece of pastel paper on the outside for the cover.  The paper is pretty thick  (though easy to bend) so it limits how many pages I can have in each book.  This one is 8 pages folded in half, so 16 pages to use.  A perfect size to fill in a week or two. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Final Days

Hard to believe it has been almost a month already, but next week will be the last week of my show at Compass Gallery.  May 4th will be the last day to view it.  Many thanks to everyone who was able to visit the gallery this last month!  And a big thank you to the owners of the gallery: Bonnie Hull, Tory Brokenshire, and Dayna Collins.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


The following are folded pieces I made for my show at Compass Gallery this month.  They are all acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper.  I had fun playing with repeating forms and ideas.

"Cup, Tea Bowl, and Pitcher"

"Green Cup Twice"

"A Bowl Four Times"

"Family Photos"

"Three Tea Bowls"

Monday, April 25, 2016


For today's post, just a few random shots of little things inspiring me lately:


This is a piece by Bonnie Hull hanging in the classroom down at our studios.  And the light coming down from the skylight above the room.

Because this is the cutest/weirdest little rabbit.

Finally.  I planted, almost a year ago, these two African violet leaves to make new ones and one of them is just now finally putting out some new leaves.  Now I shall have to remain patient while I wait for it to flower.  Wishing I could remember what color it will be.