Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Moving on into the new year

Thank you for following me on this journey- through this blog. A way to check my pulse in times of dire straits and compare vital signs with far flung friends, this blog has held the thoughts that would not fit any longer in my mind.
Right now I am going to continue blogging...but only through my main blog- Showing up for the Muse- and let this one go. I haven't the time to have two blogs!
My focus is on finding my way in the Miami art scene and sharing my thoughts on teaching kids art, while occasionally painting something worth a few words.
Please know that I am truly grateful for your input and insights over the last few years. Stop by my other blog and say hi- or, even better, click on the follow me button and stay in touch!

Monday, December 19, 2011

cross breeding art

I think this has been the worst year for my art production, personally. BUT (always a "but") there have been some significant collaborations where my art has been involved in music CD design, theater props, animal shelters, and the farm to the kitchen.

I moved from the studio to the workshop and the classroom.
Now I am not sure if this should bother me or not.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Leonore Carrington is dead

She was just 20 years old when she eloped to Paris with Max Ernst, who left a wife for her. The following year, 1937, the Nazi's arrested Max. Fearing for her life, Leonora escaped France to Spain, but then she suffered several mental breakdowns and medically administered experimental drug horrors. Max eventually escaped the Nazi's with the help of Peggy Guggenheim (whom he then married).
Leonora was an accomplished surrealist painter. This painting is a parody of a portrait by Leonora of her Max. I like it for many reasons. When I painted it, I had no idea Leonora was dead.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Just writing to let you know that I am adjusting to my new surroundings, which include the dawn of new beginnings and the mourning of old endings. I have physically moved away from family, friends, support systems, and home, and found myself with out internet or phone for the last month. There has been plenty to do with a good job, wonderful students and stacks of syllabi. But above all I try to digest a new found and mostly awkward silence and, when I start to panic, I make room for stillness.
I bought canvases last week!

Monday, July 25, 2011

not ready to hand over the keys

quite yet

collage on wood panel
7 x 9 inches.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Moving out of here...CAR FOR SALE

1964 Karman Ghia, stored in barn for 19 years, sounds great when it runs ... not sure about the brakes- working on them this week.
painting 6 x 9...

Painting still available- the CAR has sold!