Sunday, October 9, 2016

Red Frame, Watercolor on Paper

There is nothing more satisfying to me than a brush across a smooth sheet of paper. I push against the edges of the picture plane as if it contains four walls. I work with creating lines. I also use combinations of three colors which I assign tonal hues. I build layers of vivid colors where forms emerge and recede and others are pulled into the foreground. As I work, I never stop thinking of these elements. There is no greater harmony to me then when the struggle of arranging the composition is complete.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Self Portrait of Sorts

These legs are roots for your thirst.

These arms are branches for your play.

These hands are leaves for your protection.

This heart is a canopy of love for you both.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Maya Angelou Sketch

Did a quick sketch of a Maya Angelou sculpture then brought it home and filled it with colored pencil. Enjoy. A bientot!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Raising Readers Guest Post

I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for Katey Howes who is host of Kateywrites - a blog about children's literature, parenting and much more. Among many things, she writes an excellent Raising Readers weekly post. Her blog is a terrific source for ideas and exploration about kid literature and how parents can encourage reading and creativity at home. I raise a virtual cheer to Katey who is an inspiration!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sprouting Legs

I've been playing around with my artichoke character and gave her some legs . . . enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Granny Tutu

Midnight moonlight sirens call,
"Tutu girl, Plaza girl, this is your song."
"You get me," she said
and walked off stage -
a silhouette into the night.
Dawn break, night break hear me call,
"Tutu girl, Plaza girl, so bold so strong."
Remembering Carol Crossland,
my grandmother and friend,
January 25, 1924 - May 23, 2014