Shine on

September 30, 2010

HARVEST MOON – What a beaut it was the other night! I have a special affinity for the ‘ol guy. In fact, I’ve been collecting music sheets of songs about the moon for the last 15 years. This one winks at me near my desk in the art studio.

art as witness

September 6, 2010


What an amazing week! I am still processing the extraordinary time with a stellar group of artists.¬† Mary McCleary’s collage workshop took it to whole ‘nuther level.

A couple of my collage pieces.

One of the artists shared some anonymous photos saved from a flea market. I played with my zoom lens to explore these small ghost worlds and discovered this peeking out…

a fool for April

April 1, 2010

KEYS TO THE KINGDOM – I’ve been wearing various charms over the last few months and this tiny key (a gift from my son) has been around my neck this week…most of the time. It has vanished three times over the last two days, reappearing each time with a wink of silver reflection. When it happened this morning, I swore that if I found it, I would change the ring (to bind it it to me more securely) then noticed the calendar and laughed. It turned up under my lunchtime plate of leftover spaghetti. I replaced the ring, meditated on Matthew 16:19 and decide to float it up here. Here’s to the lessons of foolery.

bit o’ honey

March 12, 2010

BEE HERE NOW – In celebration of the wonderful weather central Texas has enjoyed this week, a small painting of a honeybee and a recent photo of bee bliss on the wild agarita in our yard.

wheel of fortune

February 26, 2010

The San Francisco Airport has the most intriguing exhibit of 19th and early 20th century slot machines and other forms of gaming. An extra hour of lay-over afforded me the chance to explore these strange and wonderful objects. I felt like the lucky winner!

I especially love the shape of this one. It looks to me like a woman sitting crisscross.

hope for Haiti

January 23, 2010

Praying for all those in Haiti. Heard a powerful interview today with Haitian writer, Edwidge Dandicat reminding us to hold the dignity and worth of all people in our hearts and minds.¬†Listen to the interview on the Latino USA website. Here’s the address:


January 20, 2010

My favorite movie of 2009: Where the Wild Things Are. Here’s a little experiment inspired by Max’s voyage.

dipsy the rabbit

January 19, 2010

This crazy wabbit sockpuppet was made by my son, Jack. After his debut in the school play, Dipsy agreed to hang out in my studio where I keep the rascal close by to help me maintain a sense of the absurd.


January 9, 2010

I made this wee nest for my dear friend Janet, a kindred appreciator of the things with feathers. What a delight to channel my inner bird and what a surprise to find the sublime in these closeup shots taken before packing it for delivery to her. I loved exploring the form and studying the beauty of these materials…especially the vines!