The journey that is life, also called ‘the dash’.



Camel Jam is a painting of the camel rides available to tourists when visiting the Great Pyramids in Cairo. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas and is available for purchase thru my website.

In a way, this painting is indicative of the paths we have in life, some entering and those leaving.  What matters most is how the time is spent between birth and death, or what some call the dash.  While life can be somewhat difficult to navigate, keeping one’s heart and mind looking forward with love and kindness, without regard to what is in one’s past that could shadow everything in the present with regret or pain is possible.  Forgiveness is key.  Forgive others and also remember to forgive yourself.  Your ‘dash’ can be a lighter journey when love, kindness, compassion and tolerance, and also forgiveness is what you carry with you.  Make this year’s journey filled with light, love, and blessings.  I hope you can be this to those you meet.

Artwork on display

Hi! I am happy to say I will be exhibiting my artwork and framed limited edition prints at the 4H Conference Center in Danville. My work will be on display and for purchase during August and September. Mention this blog when you make a purchase and receive a discount.  Visit to put this offer into action!
Love and Blessings,

Hello! Some thoughts about creating art

Art inspiration for me mostly occurs when I have been outside in my gardens.  I am a daylily fanatic and have over 50 hybrid varieties in our gardens.  The other source is pictures I’ve taken when traveling.  One other source of inspiration comes from just putting paint down on the canvas, making marks, seeing or sensing an idea, and developing it further.  Knowing when to stop working is important.  Knowing when to use it as an underpainting is also important.  I will be posting comments on these topics in the future.

An example of starting with just color and mark making:

One With the Wind

What do you see in this artwork?