Drips and Dabs

My Bio - the plain and simple truth

February 14, 2018

Many moons ago, when I was in high school, I majored in art and dreamed of being an artist. I married, had children and a career. Then something miraculous happened: I retired! Thinking retirement was as good a time as any to embark on a life of doing whatever I wanted, I bought myself a brand new FJ Cruiser, got a BA in English Lit., got married (again), moved to a new state (Oregon), and took up art, once more.

As an emerging artist, I've shown my work in local galleries (Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon, and The Dalles Art Center in The Dalles, Oregon), teach art classes at both of those locations and others; and convert our guest quarters downstairs into a full time art studio with room to teach small classes on a monthly basis (Art Play Days). As you might have suspected, my studio's not big enough; so I dream of a larger studio/gallery built on our property, where I can paint, show my art, and teach. That's doable, right?

My husband tries; but he's not sure how that's all going to happen - where the money is going to come from and even if the county zoning commission will allow us to do it. I told him not to worry. It's going to happen, and that's all there is to it.  

My studio is open by appointment.  Call 925-270-7224 for an appointment and directions to the studio in Odell, (10 miles South of Hood River) Oregon.

My Story - In Haiku

August 11, 2018

Crayons make scribbles

Lines form meaningful patterns

Color adds feeling

Wood Block Pumpkins Project

September 29, 2018

At Art Play Day this month (September 28) we created sets of three wood block pumpkins. Made from 4" x 4" lumber cut in different lengths (3.5", 5", & 7.5") and painted to resemble jack-o-lanterns. We added a short wood dowel for the stem, some brass wire for the curly vines and a few wood leaves (bought at the craft store) to finish off the effect.

They turned out so cute. You can see a set in person at Egg River Restaurant in October.

Next month we will be doing some projects for Christmas. It's a secret - you'll just have to join us to find out what it's all about.

Call me: 925-270-7224 to reserve a space in the next Art Play Day the last Friday of October.