Open Mind, Open Spirit, Open Heart

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Unity of Tucson has invited me to show my art in their beautiful church foyer during the month of April. They are located at 3617 N. Camino Blanco, 85718. Thank you! You might also enjoy their labyrinth, meditation path and their bookstore.

It's also time for Heart of Tucson Art Spring Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th from 10-4. Check out their website to see who in midtown area you might want to visit that weekend.                  

The tour always give me an extra incentive to complete some new works to share with you (and also hang on my walls) and get some fun framing done too.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Heart of Tucson Art Open Studio Tour-Saturday October 29, Sunday October 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

While traveling this summer, I took an online course called Playing through that was suggested to me by my friend Quinta. Sketching was outside my comfort zone but what a perfect match for vacation time. I tried new techniques and materials. I made journal notes. I drew quick studies and things that surprised me.Then I discovered Paint Yourself Calm by Jean Haines. I tried new colors and papers and mark making techniques. What I found was that this "playing" was as much fun as planning and completing a painting for framing. In fact, the playing was often the "tummy jump" that inspired me and made "the work" more fun. Painting is never really work but I've often thought that I needed a huge block of time to paint and that's just not always true. Sometimes it's the process not the product that is important. Sometimes sketching and trying new colors and techniques is like stretching for exercising. What a wonderful warm-up and invitation for creativity to blossom and grow.Why do I paint? Because it's good for my heart and soul.






Friday, April 1, 2016

Heart of Tucson Art Spring Open Studio

Open Studio Tours give me an opportunity to share how and why I paint and to show the products of that creative process. My painting process can often be visual journaling, sometimes random and incomplete. I often start with a direction and then wander. Wandering is interrupted. You will find unfinished paintings waiting for me in my studio in addition to those completed that I hope tell my stories.


Were I called on to define very briefly the term art, I should call it "the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul." Edgar Allen Poe