Sunday, September 11, 2016

s e p t e m b e r

"Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art— 
not in lone splendour hung aloft the night 
And watching, with eternal lids apart, 
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, 
The moving waters at their priestlike task 
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, 
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask 
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors— 
No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable, 
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast, 
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell, 
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, 
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, 
And so live ever—or else swoon to death."
John Keats

It seems fitting that my latest watercolor paintings are mostly moody blues. 
Brooding, romantic, mysterious and other worldly, yet familiar.
Sapphire, indigo, cerulean, prussian, hints of brown, 
persimmon and laced with silver and gold.
Dozens of diminutive butterflies are now roosting in my shop 
along with geometric and starry sky patterns, escutcheons, and
portraits of John Keats and Fanny Brawne. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pillow Talk

Boxwood Garden
Mossy Logs
Just a few of the pillow patterns I designed for one of my retail stores.
The thing I love the most about the pillows is that the fabric is designed by me,
they are sewn by a local workroom, and sold through a local, boutique business.
We're all neighbors working within a half mile of each other.
How that happened in such a rural village is amazing to me!
I have a few sample for sale in my Etsy shop.
Free shipping worldwide. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer Days

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - 
three such days with you I could fill with more 
delight than fifty common years could ever contain." 
Painting piles of butterflies and I cannot but think of John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Against All Odds

Nature seems so cruel these days.
Predation, bad weather, pesticides, disease, you name it.
Snakes eating baby birds and eggs, birds eating butterflies and insects.
It seems so vicious at times and somehow these species survive.
Against all odds.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Day Dreaming

 Dreamy blues and verdant greens.
New paintings in my shop!

Monday, May 23, 2016


It's been raining for weeks.
With only a few days of sun, I had to escape.
What better way than with paint?
I think it was Louise Borgeois that said,
"Art is a guaranty of sanity."
Well, perhaps she is right.