Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Spring Count Down

Narrow-leafed Puccoon, oil

 Spring is having an underground party. 
Roots are in riot.
And soon the yellow-trumpets will sound.

Winter is basically my spring count-down!!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Small Greetings

Christmas is coming.
Thanksgiving pies.
I got these mugs when I was a teen in Germany.  Hm, they are very vintage.
Sunny spot under the roses, please.

Over the last couple of months I've photographed some of my
miniature furniture and dishes.  The windowsill still-lives in the kitchen 
simply make me happy.

Sunny reading nook.

Saturday, December 16, 2017


The earth and sky of Prairie Hill lately. 

The sun and wind are spinning gold all around me.

I enjoy roaming the prairie like a bison.

How is your heart?   How is your land?   Your winter?   Your path?

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time and Space in the Desert

Slow dancing with a Saguaro. 
Bajada in Scottsdale's McDowell Preserve
Prayer Flags in Sedona

Smelling creosote in the Echo Canyon Park, Phoenix
Hello dear friends.  I hope that autumn finds you well and warm.
We started our fall with a desert trip to Arizona.  I would enjoy 
staying in this warmth all fall and winter. 

~The devout have laid out gardens in the desert.~  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


"You have to be brave with your life
so others can be brave with theirs."

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Field Sketching at Aquatic Art Camp

    I worked on the Flier fish for the upcoming Fall Aquatic Art Camp 
and created the snail as a gift for a friend.  I've always enjoyed 
working in this 'journal page' style and wanted to share this
during the youth camp.

Perfect place to create - Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center.
So we had a blast at the Aquatic Art Camp yesterday where young participants learned 
                            how to 'field sketch' by studying their subjects (fish) and taking notes. 
                   Just look at some of the charming artworks that resulted from their curiosity and play.
Warm-up on bookmarks.
Sariah works on the details of her Butterfly Fish.
Whitley was brave to take on this subject.
We saw two Eel demonstrations during the camp!
Whitley's extensive Field Notes include the
Eel's powerful 860 voltage electric shock fact.
Lili learned about the scientific name of a species.
She also learned about the uniqueness of her fish's nocturnal feeding habits.
Red-bellied Piranah
Participants learned about important historical artists/naturalists/scientists
 such as Leonardo daVinci, John J. Audubon and Maria S. Merian.
These artists of the past made the way for modern Anatomy, Ornithology
and Entomology. Artists 500-200 years ago showed the world how
the natural world took course. Art and Science have always had a close friendship.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Oh my goodness, life is busy and rich.
  I've organized a fun art project for my favorite local coffee shop.
  A couple month's ago, I oil painted tiny flowers and bee brooches,
then painted the smallest hummingbird on one of the paper cups.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

New things….

Collaged Journal Cover
A new job has set me into a new rhythm.
 I've set a huge goal for myself.
September is ushering in the Indian Summer season.
I'm working on my solar plexus area.
I've connected with a wonderful fellowship of saints.
God's mercies are new every morning!

Collage & Oil Journal Page
"Change comes bearing gifts."

H A P P Y   S E P T E M B E R !

Monday, August 7, 2017

Kasha-Katuwe (Tent Rocks Monument)

We spent a couple of days in Colorado with family and friends
and then headed to New Mexico.
We hiked in the surreal Tent Rocks Pueblo territory in NM. 
The strong scent of Ponderosa Pine and Juniper Pine was
intoxicating as we walked among ancient
 cone-shaped volcanic ash remnants towering 9-90 feet
above us.  The sudden thunderstorm that moved in above us
added even more drama to the scenery!

I discovered beautiful flowers in Conchiti. 

Hugged trees in the Santa Fe Forest.

Filled my heart with lots of art in Santa Fe. 

This land fills my soul with wonder every time we visit.