Thursday, March 31, 2011

Window on main

If you are in Amenia... check out my paint and cardboard installation!

Putting works in local gallery

as the blog theme is sort of my birthday--- what I would do for myself as well as gift ideas for others... that vein- I just put 7 pieces of art in the Bodhi Tree gallery in Sharon Ct. I am keeping the prices the same on the internet and in the store. That means I will take a cut if something sells in the store, but I am very interested in supporting Ellen and Lyn, the two women who own and run the gallery. They are creative women with a passion for collaborating and connecting. I hope their place, which has been open 3/4 of a year, survives. If you are in the area- SHOP THERE!!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

bed paintings

These are from last week, or so...
the snow does not seem to go away and, like the urge to stay wrapped in blankets, or at least perched on the mattress, and distanced from the chores, will not go away!

Monday, March 21, 2011

irish soda bread and potato soup

Yesterday was a good day to gather and bake. I think, as a group of women, we raised each other's dopamine levels. Lots of laughter and dopey moments, for sure!!!!
Along with the Whole Wheat Soda bread I was able to wip up a great pot of potato sausage soup.
4 potatoes peeled and diced
1 onion chopped and sauteed in oil
3 minced cloves garlic (because I put garlic in everything)
Chicken broth (I had some in freezer from past)
1 Hickory Farms' beef summer sausage, chopped
Simmer for an hour, and then run one half through blender to create a nice thickness. add pepper. Perfect! Serves 4.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Persephone's epistle

It's been a wild ride, this winter...
Will Persephone emerge? How much of the pomegranate did she eat after all?

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Teenagers are living in the perfect moment for self-realization. I am offering a fun, insightful, thought provoking, and ultimately rewarding class in self portrait painting through the NorthLight Art Center in Sharon, CT. Classes will start April 7th and run for 6 Thursdays, 3:30-5:50. $20 each =$180 for all six. Materials list provided upon registration.
Contact me by email or the Center at 860-364-5675

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


March is all about memories... they are what motivate us and fill our brains. Irish soda bread is a recipi that goes way, way, back and it comes from a time there was not a lot of abundance... no eggs hardly any food, jobs, hope. But we will make irish soda bread and knead it with intention. And while our loaves are in the oven we will create tromp loel momento boxes that are easy, with no-fail steps to follow, and sure to "wow" your friends. That's a memory you won't likely forget.
Please consider- if you are in the Lakeville area- joining us March 20th from 1-4pm. All materials included, but please, if you have one, bring an 8 inch cake pan! $50.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Uprooted from the garden of love

Summer painting!
This is about challenges, change, choices, and travel...
acrylic on wood panel
15 x 22 inches