Summertime News    July 10 2023
I have been fortunate enough to have spent the last few months traveling. First was an amazing adventure to Antarctica. This was followed by a trip to Europe which was a "do-over" from the trip we had to cancel last year because of Covid. In Italy, in particular, I was truly inspired by many of the cathedrals, art and architecture and museums in Italy. I am already working on a few new pieces that reflect these travels. One piece is inspired by a visit to the island of Elba where Napoleon was exiled. I will soon be working on a piece about Josephine Bonaparte! Hope the vision in my head can be translated through collage and polymer clay. In the meantime, I recently created a series of new collage images that are now for sale in my Etsy shop. I have been enjoying using AI and digital collage programs to generate some wonderful imagery.

Spring has sprung    April 27 2023
I just finished up my spring home workshop Illuminated Letters and it was a rousing success with students creating absolutely gorgeous panels that were richly embellished. I will be offering this workshop once again later this summer. I have semi-retired from teaching and will mostly just teach at my home. With a reduced teaching schedule I am looking forward to spending more time in my studio creating larger works, something I am very excited about. They will combine collage with clay which is a new direction my work has taken.

Happy New Year!    January 11 2023
Here's to 2023, may it be a wonderful year filled with good health, joy and happiness. I love the beginning of a new year and all of the possibilities it holds. 2023 is already brimming with creative opportunities. Next month is the Artburst Studios online show and sale. I have been very busy the last few months creating 11 new pieces for this show which features 20+ artists and over 230 pieces of amazing art for sale, something for everyone! Visit for more information and enjoy reading the fabulous artist profiles. I also found out that my "crow shrine" was accepted into the Crow Show at The Studio Door gallery in San Diego. I am excited to be a part of this annual show for the first time. On another creative note, I have been thoroughly enjoying creating images using AI (artificial intelligence). It's a brave new world out there with unlimited possibilities!! Happy new Year.

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