“Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.” – Victor Hugo Spring leaves are practically fluorescent in the sunlight.                                               Dark old.. read more →

I just returned from a visit to my favorite city, New Orleans. I lived there for six years during my “formative years” (my twenties) and parts of the city are in my bones – the inability to stay still when a funky rhythm finds me, the love of a long, leisurely meal eaten mostly with my.. read more →

Sometimes life seems to demand too many things from us all at once. I find I can handle everything just fine,   then a couple of small junky things happen, then a large one and crap. I fall down the rabbit hole of overwhelm and sadness once again. I’ve done a great deal of thinking and.. read more →

11 Feb 2013
February 11, 2013

Lessons from a Pop Up Card

0 Comment

I was asked to make a card to cheer up a young woman whose knee injury would keep her from downhill skiing for the rest of the winter. I decided to go all fancy and make a pop up card. I’m an artist so you might think “no big deal”. But it is to me.. read more →

16 Jan 2013
January 16, 2013

Get Up Laughing

0 Comment

I have started downhill skiing again. I skied a little thirty years ago, self-taught. Did okay, guess you’d say I was an intermediate skier. A couple of years ago, I skied Telluride in Colorado, where they slapped a helmet on my head, terrifying, and I spent the entire time trying not to stiffen up with.. read more →