Drips and Dabs

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.

My Bio - the plain and simple truth

February 14, 2018

A long time ago and far, far away when I was in high school, I majored in art and dreamed of becoming an artist.  But I married, had children and a career. Then suddenly something miraculous happened: I got retired! Thinking retirement was as good a time as any time 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, moved to a new state (Oregon), and took up art, once more.

It's been four years of throwing myself into anything art.  I learned to make journals, work in mixed media, paint, and do fused glass.   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, local businesses and public buildings that encourage artists to decorate their walls for a month at a time. 

 I teach art classes and instituted Art Play Day once a month in my studio to encourage people who are interested but have never had any art instruction to come and play.  I provide the place, supplies, instruction and encouragement.  This is our third year and our group has doubled and threatening to out grow my small studio.  What a problem!  I dream of a larger studio/gallery built someday on our property, where I can paint, show my art, and teach. 

My husband'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 build a gallery/studio on our property. 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.  I will be happy to show you my studio and art; just call.  

My Story - In Haiku

August 11, 2018

Crayons make scribbles

Lines form meaningful patterns

Color adds feeling