Summer Solstice!

sunflower297

Hello Summer!!! I don’t know about you all but I am lovin’ summer! June is my favorite month, in part because we are groovin’ right towards the longest, lightest, brightest day of the year…today! Oh summer how I love your green grass and true blue skies and the whir of sprinklers and robin song at dawn and the scent of iris and the taste of carbon on my tongue from grilled goodness and the feel of sun on my skin and the crack of an afternoon rainstorm…summer abundance! This little watercolor of the side view of a sunflower calls to mind the spirit of today’s amazing light. As does this lovely poem from Mary Oliver. Hope your day is filled with lots of paying attention to the beautiful details of this glorious season.

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 11.27.01 AM

Super Natural British Columbia

Super Natural British Columbia

What a whirlwind September was! Part of it was celebrating our 25th anniversary with a trip to British Columbia. It’s tagline is Super Natural and it really and truly is.   Super Natural…as in nature on steroids. Of course it’s always amazing for me to be at a beach as Colorado has just about zeroContinue Reading

The Turning Of The Season

The Turning Of The Season

I’m having a hard time letting go of summer. As the light shortens and the air crisps up in the morning, I just want to clutch the edges of the summer light with a pleading, “no, don’t go”! It was a very, very fun summer. And the weather here much like I remember it asContinue Reading

Classes!!!

Classes!!!

Great news! The fall class schedule is up on the Two Hands Paperie website! Wow, Mia and her staff have done a wonderful job of collecting some amazing and talented people to teach! Check. It. Out. Go here…now! On September 6th I’ll be teaching a watercolor and transfer class, that I’m calling Transference. It’s aContinue Reading

The Land of Being Enchanted – Part Two

The Land of Being Enchanted – Part Two

The supplies got packed… …and that long ribbon of highway beckoned to the Land of Enchantment. I was inspired and humbled by the more than 150 folk artists from 60 countries at the International Folk Art Market (photo from their website). Most traveled very long distances by bus and boats and camels and cars andContinue Reading

The Land Of Being Enchanted – Part One

The Land Of Being Enchanted – Part One

Yes, indeed, I’ve been enchanted…  …by the sky and the International Folk Art Market gathering of world makers… …cups of early morning tea with Taos Mountain as my companion… …platters of high summer berries at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House… …color studies in the studio… …and big drawings on their way to being paintings… …andContinue Reading

That Long Ribbon Of Highway

That Long Ribbon Of Highway

Vacation planning…taking all the important stuff. Paint brushes, paint, scissors, found bottle caps…important stuff. I’ll be heading down that long ribbon of highway known as Interstate 25 towards New Mexico and Sas and Mabel’s. I’ll be sending out dispatches from The Land of Enchantment here and on Instagram… …soaking up trumpets of summer a.k.a. Hollyhocks…Continue Reading

Long May She Wave

Long May She Wave

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! I will be spending my day hiking in a place I love, with the man I love. Watching a parade. Eating all the summery foods I can get my hands on. Counting my blessings and loving my country (but not always it’s government). This week especially has me thinking aboutContinue Reading

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Last Saturday a group of us gathered together at my studio for a Summer Solstice workshop that my friend Gaela and I cooked up. I call Gaela the land whisperer, a lovely (and knowledgable) soul who studies and intuits nature and it’s energies. Before you think I’ve gone all woo-woo, what Gaela does is recognizedContinue Reading

June Love

June Love

I’m back! For reals. I know it’s been a while…like a year. Life took over. Things happened. Mostly good. But I’m back with a new blog. Still under construction, but I’m liking it very much. So…it’s June!! My favorite month. I was honored to be asked by my beloved Two Hands Paperie to create theirContinue Reading