and now we hibernate…
Ah, January — I actually look forward to this time. After the hub bub of creating, holiday shows and gatherings –this yearly cold, snow and dark bring to us lucky Northerners a kind of enforced hibernation.Read More
Mayhem of Holiday Making!
As an artist, creating for a living — I have, year after year, (for 29 years!) — given myself over to the energy of this season. As we all know, it is a time of giving, whether out of sincere joy, or the “shoulds”.Read More
New life – and little things
Everything shifts, when looking into the eyes of a new life — a minutes old baby, raw from the miracle of stardust to zygote to being — newly pushed from her water world where every need is met — to embodied earth — to breathe to cry to feel.Read More
Sometimes, creating is just hard work!
Yes, as all artists know, art making is work. Contrary to the romantic notion that the muse visits, and art just flows out, complete and flawless –creating is messy…Read More
In the company of women…
Just returning from an art retreat with one of my current, and newly formed art groups, I am reminded how much I enjoy and need this kind of interaction — and realize that in more informal ways, and earlier art groups — I have never been without it.Read More
what kind of art should we artists make?
It is true of most artists these days, that we go into our studios and create what we want, perhaps intuitively picking up the needs of the culture, but mostly deciding what pleases us. It didn’t used to be this way.Read More
Being Human – Cycle Of Life
It has been a couple of months since I last connected with all of you — and a huge shift has happened in my life: my mother has died. A beautiful death — she, Eleanor vibrant until the last hours– with hospice, at home, our close family singing her on her way.Read More
A Jumble Of Thoughts – Warm And Wondering…
Even as solstice has promised sun’s return, the days are still short, the nights long. At rest now, from the year of creating and being in the world, I am like the trees outside my window, sap to roots, going inward to reflect.Read More
In celebration of the small
This time of year always brings out the elf in me, and I turn again to making small beings. The practical and “art for all” side of me sees an opportunity to offer you, my dear collectors, a fun, whimsical and budget considerate piece of art for gifts or for yourself.Read More
Process of Becoming
All of art, and life for that matter, evolves through process. Artist Shaun Mcniff talks about process of creation as “a force and a direction that takes shape over a period of time, it suggests a series of actions, changes, fluctuations”.Read More
Letting go, again, some more, ongoingly…
Each piece I make – even those from a series – is unique. I can never make it again, just like it was. They are like a “map” of my creative journey. So it is a profound moment to say goodbye to the pieces that I make and love. To let them go…Read More
I’ve been bumping up against my inner critic lately. You know who I mean. That constant, persistent voice — filled with negativity, casting doubt: Are you sure? Are you worthy? Can you do it? Is it good enough? That voice of doubt is especially strong for artists.Read More