Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Winter Interrupted

The weather was unseasonably warm today . . . it felt like summer in winter and I think we all enjoyed the break from the cold, knowing full well that sometime soon, it'll feel like winter.

A bientot

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year New Work

Bonjour My Friends and Happy 2018!

Like fresh warm baguettes out of the oven, I have new illustrations in my portfolio. This is fresh work based on a few picture book ideas I have been kicking around. . . Just add some buerre and enjoy!

A bientot.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

ACS Hillingdon

If my mind and body is in the US, certainly my heart is in London, specifically outside of it, at an amazing school named ACS Hillingdon. Here's a watercolor tribute to it.

I specifically went with a Halloween palette, which for me, was more dominated by yellows and purples and accidents in between (I know all you Shreks and Gremlins and Goblins are wondering about green that's definitely an accident of yellow and purple).

I went to ACS Hillingdon from the time I was 7 until I was 17. Although both my parents are American, I learned English there from expats. Even though I was in England for my formative years, I never quite picked up an English accent. But I love England like its my home and while I'm here, in America, I celebrate the Halloween I never really had growing up. At times, I feel homesick and at other times, I feel like America is my home. Home? What a strange and funny word that is to me. I suppose home is "where you lay your hat" and "it's not where you are from, it's where you are at!"

So Long, a bientot and bloody well Cheerio . . .

Friday, August 18, 2017

Turn Around, Bright Eyes

Bonjour mes amies:
Can I just say, "Once upon a time there was light in my life and now there's only love in the dark. Nothing I can say, but total eclipse of the heart" One of my much beloved songs from the 80s will be performed on a cruise ship overlooking this Monday's solar eclipse.

I have also learned that it is a time when the air will be charged and amplified with energy . . .

How will this effect us mortals on Earth? Some animals will hide, some will feel a surge of emotions and others will use it as an occasion for a celebration.

I will make eggs sunny side up and squish them with a large piece of homemade bread.

I will invoke the notion that humans are a microcosm of the universe. I will do some sun salutations. I will fast in the afternoon and meditate.

Joyeux eclipse solaire, earthlings!!

A bientot,

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paths to Her

Namaste people!

Here's a dedication to our wonderful yoga teacher, Ayurvedic master, all around great person and so much more, Sheryl Edsall of Naturally Yoga. Enjoy and a bientot! And Sat Nam!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
Never need to part
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing . . .

 - Sade