Falling in Love with Pastels

Sunflower over Cavanah. I have always wanted to paint but never felt like I would have had the talent or patience for it. My paint of choice would have been watercolors and i have tubes of them all over my studio but, being the control freak that I am, painting with...

Gourd Class schedule posted

Here it is, only the middle of January and I am ready for Spring!! My hometown was in the path of that very cold weather pattern so we got blasted with ice and snow and just all around miserable weather. I am blessed that my studio is only a few steps away from my...

Hello 2014!! I welcome you

There is something quite motivating and exciting for me when I buy a new calendar for my life and business. It is filled with empty pages, just waiting to be filled with hopes and dreams, ideas, thoughts, challenges. It lends direction to the upcoming year. What do I...

What to do when things go wrong?

Have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems like everything you do, say, or make just fails? Well I am having one of those weeks. It has been so frustrating for me that I have lost my confidence and find it hard to do any work at all because of what might...

My own special Dia de los Muertos

In Mexico and in other cultures they have a holiday called “dia de los muertos”, day of the dead. It is a day that families and friends gather to remember friends and family who have died. I used to think it was creepy but now I get it. I really do. For...

A town full of dead trees is ugly.

Ah… Fall is in the air and I am loving it. Having lived in Southern California for the last 30+ years I have not had the opportunity to really enjoy the seasons changing and all the wonderful colors that go with Fall. Even in the mountains, where we did have...