Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fiscal surprise party

6 x 6 inches paint and headline text on wood panel

Monday, June 29, 2009

Girlfriends holding me up

5 x 7 inches paint and text on wood panel

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fortune cookies

paint on panel with text
6 x 6 inches

what feeds you?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Living in a Fog

9 x 9 inches
This was about my 19th year....
living in a fog.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Bit wiser

9 x 9 inches paint and headline text
Some of the beautiful gifts of Time

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Woman at End

6 x 6 inches.
ever had one of these days? How about weeks? Then imagine a year.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sisters in field

6 x 6 inches
My baby sister has always inspired me to be a better person...
Everyone should have a person who believes in them- Believes they are even better than they really are. It makes you strive for excellence. It gives the world hope.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Girl in suitcase

Suitcases seem to be a recurring theme in my years... I have several more to paint. This memory was one of my earliest- a fear of being left behind once my parents made plans to move on.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Be still.
The voice of God is in the stillness. The path is still clouded, but soon I will trust the way to be shown.
9 x 9 inches

Saturday, June 20, 2009

two canoes

9 x 9 inches
A scene from a marriage. Challenges- look at posting on www.tillystudio.blogspot.com

Friday, June 19, 2009

Playing Pool

Playing games. My teenage years were full of games- all different types. This is JW at Chantilly. It was a beautiful pool table... with a smooth green felt... perfect if you ignored the small vomit stain contributed by one of my girlfriends. So much of those times seems to be a roller coaster as well. Highs and lows. Could the 40's be a repeat of the adolescent years?!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Memories Under a Canon

9 x 9 inches
Me at the Citadel in Haiti. About 10 years old.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Haitian Goddesses in headlines

The love of my early years was encapsulated by the generosity women who came to watch over me when I lived in Port-au-Prince and Deschapels. To this day I love the sound of the rooster crow at dawn and the memories of the hills coming alive with song. Everyday was perfect.
9 x 9 inxes, paint and text from Los Angeles Times

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Children and chickens all grow up

9 x 9 inches
Time overlaps itself... here my husband watches my son who is fascinated with a chick that is watched over by the hen. I like the idea of Time as a spiral instead of a straight line. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bride and Muse

6 x 6 inches
acrylic paint on wood
It's not easy being married. It takes a ton of work, flexibility, forgiveness, trust, love, faith and imagination. I really believe the only reason to do it is to share the work raising children and also combine the benefits and costs of health care. That's the 'for sickness and in health" line. And there are all sorts of gray areas around the word "sickness". As far as the kids, I know several couples who have raised great kids together without being married.
SO, my advice, think twice. Yet all great adventures are undertaken with a lack of complete knowledge of the possible outcomes. That's just the way it is.... a long road.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

the graduate

6 x6 inches Nobody could ever say education would ruin you... it opens doors. I took a circuitous route to my high school graduation. But I did end up, after time at FSU and CU, with degrees in Fine Arts and Art History.  
These days I just breath a little easier because my son stuck it through and graduated high school. It's a basic parents nightmare to see a kid close doors by discounting the value of an education. So I pushed and prodded.... and WE did it!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

divine twist, or Blonde Woman in Denial with Headline

9 x 9 inches
Wow- this is a recurring theme in my family. There have been some major individual successes for those who chose to try to overcome the odds and make a new start (everyday). Unfortunately we all suffer and have to work at our own part in the dynamics of the family. My greatest fear is for my sons, so I talk to them about it all the time... but there are no guarantees.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A wild soul as landscape

6 x 6 inches, paint and collage text. Did I tell you my first ten years were spent living in the tropics? Haiti and Malaysia. I think it would be fun to re-visit each place and study the local art scene. I feel as though I might discover something about my artistic roots if I did that.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


5.75 x 6 inches.
Such ambition!
We all re-imagine our own histories. I am sure to be leaving things out. I'd like to believe that I was incredibly focused and sharp as a teenager!

Monday, June 1, 2009

girl and her dog (best friend)

Look at the tenderness.
Why the constant need to define relationships?
Who are we outside of relationships?
6 x 6 inches