Playing with Color

Do you ever feel stuck with your art?  Like maybe you have a lot of ideas but they’re not coming out right or maybe you’re getting bored with your usual style and subject matter. I felt that way.  Finding my way back to my artist self since becoming a mother has been a long road…

A Little Bit of Beauty Goes a Long Way

And in the case of Max Patch in Western North Carolina, an intense amount of beauty can completely refresh your soul. Featuring myself, my good friend, and my best furry friend, Amelia-the-dog.      

Autumn Fairies

A few years ago, I got really carried away making fairy Christmas ornaments.  I started with old-fashioned fixed clothes pins with a wooden ball for a head and then added all kinds of faux-flowers and glitter covered Christmas do-dads.  My mom and I had made some when I was little and I have fond memories…

Passion Flower Essence

Passiflora Incarnata For the last year or so, I have been deep in the planing of a very exciting and spiritually based art project that is very dear to my heart.  I have asked a dozen or so women I know to help collaborate and be my models for a huge series of paintings I…

Chakra Murals

A good friend of mine here in Asheville recently bought her first house.  We met in a meditation class in 2006 (I think) and have taken so many meditation, herbalism, flower essence, essential oil, and energy healing classes together that I couldn’t count them all if I tried. She wanted me to paint an emerald…

A Quick Trip to the Woods

I recently got to have a little visit with some of my favorite flowers. Ah, dear foam flower.  Sorry the picture is so washed out- I only had my phone to take pictures with.   You can see foam flower around the log and across the creek. There was so much of it!  I sat…

Skinny Dip Falls

Lynn and I were headed to Skinny Dip Falls to look for trout lily. It wasn’t blooming yet.  We sat by the falls, enjoyed refreshments, and soaked up the beauty of the falls. Sometimes the sun shone brightly down. It was a pleasantly warm day.  The water was ice cold.  I did not get in….

Oconee Bells

Have you met Oconee Bells? If you are lucky enough to live in Asheville, all you have to do to find it is walk along the Botanical Garden’s wooded path and you’ll find a big stand of them. If you live elsewhere it might be a little harder… It turns out that it is a…

8/52 – A Portrait a Week

Still thinking on a title for this one.  Any suggestions?   Sorry for the terrible glare on the painting.   Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″  

Lately

While it’s been several weeks since I’ve posted, I’ve still been making all kinds of things in the studio.  Lately, it was piles of Christmas gifts- lots of sewing happening. With the calmness of January, I have finally started my new painting project.  “The Muse” has asked that I not reveal too much of it…

Foam Flower and Other Friends

These past few weeks, I have been deeply in love with spring.  Specifically, spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Here are some pictures that I have taken while on my way somewhere or another: The last two were taken on my way out to visit a friend who was staying the weekend in a cabin…

“Divination”

Newest painting, “Divination” Oil on Canvas 24″ x 30″