I made a dermatologist appointment the other day to figure out what the heck was going on with my fingers. The doctor-who-looks-like-he-is-18, told me “Oh, that’s just a sign of aging”. Add it to a lengthening list. My fingernails are torn and peeling; my knuckles are thickening, age spots play tag on the back of Read more about The Older I Get, the More Colorful I Become[…]
What a beautiful day in Gig Harbor! Sun shining, Mount Rainier peeking from under a cloud, the harbor full of fishing boats and sailboats and alive with seagulls. Boy this town lives deep in my soul! My paintings are now at Morso Wine Bar and I love that the owner, Steve, was very mindful of Read more about Solo Exhibition at Morso – in the Gallery[…]
The good news is that we get to write the story of our lives every single day. We get to choose what we let in and how we react. We get to choose kindness and common courtesy over rudeness and insensitivity.
I’m looking forward to seeing old and new friends at the Morso Wine Bar in Gig Harbor on January 18 (6:00-8:00) for the opening of my show: It’s A Colorful Life. I hope you can make it and bring your friends too – how fun to mix art and wine! Here is my latest in Read more about Solo Show at Morso Wine Bar in Gig Harbor[…]
I believe in the power of New Years Resolutions (or throwing out your intentions to the world no matter the day). And a year ago today I made the decision to give up sugar. Now I am not one for having much willpower nor is Dedication one of my Super Powers, so I had to Read more about A Year Without Sugar[…]
I have a unique self-care New Years resolution to share with you… I’m turning off the news. Over the last few months I’ve been precariously perched on the edge of depression, my moods swinging on a daily basis. After a particularly low point in December my hubby pointed out that my mood in the early Read more about Turning Off the News[…]
My hands are sweaty, my heart is racing, I’ve got a goofy, huge smile on my face… My book is ready and I’m sending her off to the printers! I’m so very excited – she is colorful, and stock full of everything I know about Nuno Felting; loads of color inspiration and tips and exciting Read more about Artful Color in Nuno Felt[…]
It’s a blustery day in the Pacific NW and my inclination is to hunker down in cozy slippers while I work on the cover for my book. However, I decided to dress joyfully today and celebrate all of the colors on the trees in our backyard and floating around in our courtyard. This Nuno Felt Read more about Nuno Felt in full Autumn Colors[…]
Today I’m feeling rather blue… indigo, denim, navy, dusty! I’m writing up instructions for this Nuno felt purse (for both my book and some upcoming workshops in Kirkland WA and Estes Park CO) and what better way to get in the mood than to dress up and wear it while I write!
Dressing up for me! I used to wear this skirt, and other colorful ones, when I taught at the Bead & Button and Art & Soul and other fun venues years ago. But now that I spend most of my time by myself in my studio or in front of the computer, I’ve been sloppy, Read more about Dressing for Me![…]