Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Relaxing Moments

Stepping onto the wet deck, I quietly watched the rain falling. As I looked around at my gardens and water in the bay my senses were filled with the rich, relaxing smell of damp Earth and the smells of the sea. As I meditated on what was happening around me, a smile slowly appeared on my face. At that moment, I realized that life is unfolding around me in a very delightful way….sounds of rain, waves, leaves slowly falling to the ground, little creatures scurrying about, water dripping from the eves. I think that it is a perfect time for a fire in the chimney.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ali and Me

Had a great time with our grandson Ali, when he was here at the USC game with the UW... he is doing great things in college.

Monday, October 29, 2012


This morning it is cool, cloudy, misty, rainy......a typical Pacific Northwest November morning. But at least we are not on the East Coast right now. I am really thankful to be living here.

Friday, October 26, 2012


This is a close-up of a part of one of my oils...a fragment of Poppy Fields. I just love how the colors mix together so well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


A new morning aria....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kale and Roses

Kale for the really looks beautiful, but smells nothing like the scent of a lovely rose. But, alas, tis fall and the roses are nevermore until next year when the roses blossom once again in the warm summer sun.  Fall is cool,wet and colorful...great time of the year in the Northwest.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Journey

My journey calls me forth, 
lures me West, 
east, south, and north; 
 Most journeys lead homewards, 
 My way leads me forth. 
 To add more miles to the tally

 Of many happy miles left behind, 
 In quest of the beauty
 God put me here to find.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Almost Finished

A new Morning Aria, almost finished.... a few more well placed strokes.....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Creative Stages

Well... some morning arias that are in the final stages of cleanup and signing... then off to be mounted and framed. There are other larger paintings on the walls, waiting for the final creative touches. It is a wonderful feeling to have the creative spirit flowing so wonderfully right now.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Wikipedia says that a shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object... which is a very true statement, but I look at shadows from an artistic standpoint. A shadow is just another abstract line to contemplate and incorporate into my thoughts and into a painting. It is really beautiful how light and shadows can interplay with each other to make wonderful patterns in nature and manmade items. Again, I must write... that beauty is everywhere, if we would take time out of our busy day to explore.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Pretty sunrise from just south of the John Wayne Marina on Sequim Bay.

Monday, October 08, 2012


In taking time to be still and meditate,  I have become aware of some of the many infinite possibilities to each magical moment.

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Fire Within

Today, I decided to live life to it's fullest... to be bold, dream, and to let the creative fire well up within me and burn brightly... to shine that light to everyone I know and to tell a story through my artwork.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Had a fantastic afternoon yesterday with friends at my home. I am always the one behind the camera, so it is always a surprise to see a photo of myself. Life is great... Wabi-Sabi.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunset Sequim Bay

Visited a friend down the road yesterday afternoon and snapped this photo of the sunset. We have some really stunning sunsets this time of year. Not alot of color, but the clouds are beautiful.