Welcome to 2013!

Goodbye 2012 – you will not be missed!

I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the last 18 months. That may have been noticeable by my lack of posts for the last year! I’ve been reluctant to talk about some of the problems because they are legal matters and better left unsaid. But I think FUNK pretty much describes how I’ve felt.

Creatively I’ve been treading water. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. In fact I’ve been trying hard to be creative during my free time, but often I’m just exhausted or stressed or upset or moderately ill and just not up to the task. This has in itself been a huge weight, I need creativity and art and friends and family in my life!

So what better time than January 1st to start the change. I actually have been resting over an extended holiday and feel great! So TODAY IS THE DAY!

I am even changing the profile pic/avatar I use.  Deirdre of the Sorrows,  really is one of my favorite pieces, but I need to shake things up so I’ll be using this image for a while.  You can see that Deirdre of the Sorrows is still in there, but she is a small part of who I am.


There will be changes this year!

My studio is semi clean, I have a space to work and I am excited to start the year with Health, Color, Family & Friends, Fiber and Paint.  These will do as a start.

I’m also lightening my stash of sewing machines. Some of these are too good to just sit and lie fallow. So if you are looking for a classic sewing machine please let me know – Right now I’m selling a Bernina 830 Record and my Stretch Mid-Arm, they are both listed on my For Sale Page.   I will soon have two Singer 301s, another Bernina 830 Record and a Singer Featherweight for sale.

Here is a recent newspaper article with a nice photo of my etching, Contemplation. I also have another etching of the NYBG Conservatory on the CT Post website



I wish everyone all the best for the new year. May 2013 be everything you desire!  GO FOR IT!




Donate YOUR Art! PLEASE!

Click for information

My sister Megan is Director of Development at The Virgina Beach Friends School.  This year they (like many schools) are struggling to keep their art programs going and she has organized a Silent Art Auction which will be taking place on October 8th.

Since I’m sure that all of us know important ART  is to each of us, it goes without saying that keeping ART in the Schools is a necessary part of every student’s education.

Megan has run the music and drama programs (during and after school and for summer programs) and she would love to see all of these and other art programs continue.  Please consider helping with a donation for the auction.  This would be the perfect opportunity to try out a new technique or to donate something you’ve already made.  There is still lots of time <VBG> to send something to Megan. If you are a shy artist – this would be a wonderful opportunity to show your work.

All artwork will be featured on the school website www.friends-school.org

Click the picture for more information.  And remember – a donation from you can make a huge difference to this program!

Please pass this information on to your artist friends!  ALL MEDIA IS WANTED!

Thanks for your consideration and if you’re near VA Beach, come to the auction!