January 16, 2020

Life goals and business ideas change dramatically in retirement. For 2020, I am focusing on becoming bolder at home and in my art. This means two things: my healthy routines will complement and even parallel new, bolder, art projects! My calendar is flexible enough to...

January 14, 2020

Writing comes naturally. I've been writing since I was in elementary school. I still have some of those first "stories" in a box in my garage. I wrote for my school newspapers in jr high and at high school. One of my first jobs after graduation = I worked for the Eugen...

November 23, 2019

     The Nevada Arts Council's new Basin to Range Exchange paired me with artist and TMCC Art Professor Candice Garlock and artist Bobbie Ann Howell with Nevada Humanities. This has transformed an idea into a project that is reaching across the vast rural and urban com...

November 16, 2019

     What is almost as elusive as the Humboldt Marten itself? Paint shirts and messy projects! 

          Taking art supplies and a lesson on the road is a dream come true for a retired elementary teacher! The Humboldt Museum's Humboldt Marten Painti...

October 3, 2019

The Humboldt Museum celebrated Alexander von Humboldt Day in September by inviting presenters from Elko, Reno, Virginia City and yes, they included me!  Alexander's 250 birthday bash featured lectures, gold panning, painting, music, and a huge birthday cake! Thanks to...

August 19, 2019

Rejection notices are fairly routine in my inbox and tossed around my studio. I submit project ideas and images only to receive what I lovingly call a JOHN DEERE letter. Note: I have images of a John Deere and truth be told it's been published recently, but many more j...

July 26, 2019

Fine Art. Folk Art. Photographer. Designer. The artlife, my artlife just keeps getting bigger!

**First I have to thank those dear friends that supported me last year at Artown and those that drove all the way to Reno to support me this year! Also every word of encourage...

June 16, 2019

     The latest issue of the Community Living Magazine gave me pause. My work was well represented and it reminds me of that pebble effect... my community and living well. It's not by accident that my stories and images are there, it's truly a gift from a big-hearted b...

June 14, 2019

     The town of Lovelock sits just an hour west of Winnemucca. It has captured my heart in the past 30 years because it's a small town known fondly as the Lock Your Love Capital! I've driven to Lovelock many times to take photographs of the agriculture, their Valentin...

June 10, 2019

     Last month I spent an entire day exploring Old Towne Sacramento with a dear, sweet friend and we ate fish and chips along the busy river corridor.  I lost count on how many times the bridges moved to the side/or up and down.  The photographs taken, hundreds, remin...

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