Thursday, April 30, 2015

A photo I took of a crow sitting in a tree.
"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open and aware to the urges that motivate you."- Martha Graham 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spending time on the beach after a difficult week is just what the doctor ordered. I live only two minutes away from the ocean so this was something I could easily do. The fog was thick and the wind cool but I'm used to this type of weather and it suited the day perfectly. I always walk with my head down searching for treasures and I wasn't disappointed. I found a smooth white bone against the stones which quickly went into my pocket to add to my collection. The colors in the weathered wood of the pier was a delight to see and I took many photos. The sound of the waves against the shore and the cry of seagulls soothed my soul and I headed home for the day, peace restored for another while.

Monday, April 27, 2015


Crows, blue jays, juncos, sparrows, chickadees and an owl are making their sweet noise all around me as I walk in the woods.

Icky walks towards me with his tail raised in greeting.

The hidden entrance to the secret garden.

The secret garden where I can go and be completely unobserved as I observe.

Only the little creatures know I am there as I sit quietly.

Roots run deep.

The green house peeking through the trees waiting to be covered and put to use.

The hammock where many happy hours were spent.

Me heading into the studio after my walk.

I love my home. It's where I raised my children and it's my sanctuary. I took a walk in the backyard today after a long Winter to see if everything was in its place. It was. The sound of birds followed me as I walked along the path to the secret garden at the end of the property. I was completely at peace as I walked and I rejoiced in the beauty all around me. Life is good!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Three Seagulls
This is one of the oil paintings that I will have on exhibit next Sunday as part of a group show. This week I will be in my studio making frames. I really love the sawing, nailing, painting and varnishing that goes into the construction of the frames. And I mean that sincerely. I love making things!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"An artist is typically a being that is
filled with so much passion, love, or pain for certain
lands, people, ideas, or images, that all they
can do with that overflow
is bleed it out by creating.
And with this type of art, the energy will
be shifted from the depths of them
and into the depths of the
audience to be felt.
It is a dance. 
A transference.
An intimacy.
It is to touch and awaken another
human in a place they hadn't known 
was aching, or sleeping.
Both are opened. 
Both are nourished.
Both are transformed."
-Victoria Erickson

This is such a touching quote. To have exactly how I feel written down so beautifully makes me want to cry. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrate Life!

Dinner with good friends.

Hanging with my beautiful niece and sister.

Sarah loves to swing.

Creating art with my niece.

Taking a selfie while waiting for my daughter at uni.
Celebrating life with family and friends is such a privilege. Never take it for granted. Be grateful for every single moment of your life, good and bad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Bracelet!

 A lovely new copper bracelet now available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 20, 2015

AANL Art Gallery!

Three of my watercolors are now on exhibit at the AANL Art Gallery in the Murray Premises in downtown St. John's. Lots of original work by local artists. Runs until the end of June.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Copper Bracelets!

I made a bracelet! I haven't made a bracelet in a long time. It was fun! Now available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Jewelry!

Here are some new copper penny earrings with gorgeous, creamy moonstones at the center,  wrapped with copper wire and oxidized. Available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend and stuffed themselves on turkey and chocolate. I did.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I Love Crows!

Life sure has been interesting lately with lots of opportunities and cool experiences. Luckily, I have my studio to go to to keep me grounded. This is a small piece I made by sandwiching a copy of a photo I took between two pieces of glass. I embellished the image first with script stamping and some text to create some art. I wrapped copper foil tape around the edges and soldered over that to make the frame. It was very challenging, to say the least, and I burned myself several times in the process. It was well worth it though and the piece sold in record time. I do have to practice my soldering technique some more and shorten the length of time it takes me.