Posts Tagged ‘2015’

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

During December, we’ll keep the studio open for a few extra days and hours. Here’s our schedule for the month: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am – 5pm Thursday, Friday: 10am – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday, Dec. 20th: noon – 5pm CLOSED: Christmas Day, New Years Eve, & New Years Day. Stop in and let us help […]

One of a Kind Paper Bowls

One of a Kind Paper Bowls

And now for something different! Before I begin a new collage, I will often paint papers in bright colorful patterns, so that I can tear them up into pieces to use in the collage. I also hoard collect other interesting papers: old maps, books, handmade papers, and the like. These papers are really fascinating! Sometimes I […]

Holiday Art Hop, Saturday, November 28

Holiday Art Hop, Saturday, November 28

Kick off the holiday shopping season by shopping small – and shopping art! In a departure from our Friday night art hops, this hop will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28th from noon – 6pm. That’s the Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend, and also Small Business Saturday. About 15 shops and 25 artists will be ready […]


Artists Cafe, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Artists Cafe, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Now through mid-December, a collection of my collage work is on display in the Artists Cafe at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. I have chosen 17 collages, large and small, of a mix of landscape and abstract themes. You can get a good look at several from my Portals series, New Orleans, the entire All Buttoned Up series, as […]

Gifts from the Heart of Nature, Holden Arboretum

Gifts from the Heart of Nature, Holden Arboretum

If you’re looking for a truly unique gift-giving experience, take a drive out to The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland. Their 36th annual Gifts from the Heart of Nature begins on Friday, November 13th. The juried holiday show and sale offers carefully selected and unique handcrafted items made from natural materials or with nature themes. I will have hand-painted […]

Brecksville Heartfelt Holiday, November 7-8

Brecksville Heartfelt Holiday, November 7-8

Heartfelt Holiday is a lovely arts and crafts festival held by the Brecksville Center for the Arts. Along with 42 artists, the festival will have a children’s area, decorated trees and wreaths, a bake shoppe, and gift shop. It makes a fun way to kick off the holiday season and get a jump on your […]


Impressions of Nature, 1st Congregational Church, Akron

Impressions of Nature, 1st Congregational Church, Akron

The 1st Congregational Church of Akron is truly a beautiful place: a gorgeous historic building and a kind, warm group of people. Needless to say, when they asked if I would like to display my artwork in their fellowship hall, my answer was an enthusiastic “yes”! Twenty-five of my nature-inspired paintings and collages are hanging in […]

Art Fest at The Gardener of Bath, October 11

Art Fest at The Gardener of Bath, October 11

The Art Fest at the Gardener of Bath kicked off my outdoor show season in June this year, and it will wrap up the season as well! The art fest is a fun event – local bands, local art, and local food. Doesn’t get much better than that, especially since Sunday promises to be a perfect fall […]

Art Classes for Fall 2015

Art Classes for Fall 2015

Now that the weather is cooling off, it’s time to get out your paints and pens and join an art class! The Art Journaling and Sketching groups are “drop-ins”, so show up when you can. The collage and painting classes have definite start dates, so register before they fill up! And BYOB painting parties? Well, they are just […]


Art Hop on September 11

Art Hop on September 11

September 11th will be the last of the regularly scheduled Art Hops this year. I can hardly believe it! This year has flown by…just flown! To end the season, the focus this month will be on art education and learning something new. I will be offering materials to make your own postcard-sized collages. If you haven’t […]

Akron Art Prize 2015

Akron Art Prize 2015

The Akron Art Prize is a competition for area artists. More than 200 of us will have artwork on display at various location in Akron during the month of September. Visitors are encouraged to check out the art, then vote for their favorites. The winner takes home a substantial $5000 prize! My newest collage, “Roots […]

Roots and Roads #1, a collage

Roots and Roads #1, a collage

“Roots and Roads #1” is the first in a new series of artwork that explores roots (where do we come from) and roads (where are we going). 2015 has been a year full of – let’s put it mildly – change. I’m in a bit of a lull (thank goodness) and now that I can […]


Art Break Day 2015

Art Break Day 2015

Friday, September 4th is Art Break Day, a day when everyone is encouraged to sit down for a few minutes and make art. Yes, everyone includes YOU! You will be pleasantly surprised at how good you feel after only a few minutes of drawing or painting. Stop by my studio that day: I’ll have lots of […]

A Common Thread, Collages, Numbers 1-8

A Common Thread, Collages, Numbers 1-8

As I worked on the All Buttoned Up series, I got to thinking about thread. The thread in that series had to be hidden, so I wanted to do a series that focused on thread. As with that series, these are small postcard sized collages. Behind each collage is a piece of a wallpaper sample […]

Art On The Green 2015

Art On The Green 2015

Ah, my favorite show of the summer! I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but, hey, I can’t help it. This one is 2 blocks from my house, is packed with really cool artists, is always a great show for me, and the weather is terrific. What’s not to love?? This year, I have a new […]


2nd Friday Art Hop - Scavenger Hunt

2nd Friday Art Hop – Scavenger Hunt

Put your running shoes on and get ready to find the hidden art around town! Friday, August 14th, is our 2nd Friday Art Hop, and this one is a scavenger hunt. Studios, galleries,  and shops will have parts of famous art hidden for you to find. Be on the lookout for everything from Van Gogh’s […]

Market Day, a collage

Market Day, a collage

When summer rolls around, I look forward to the local farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Fresh produce, connecting with the people who grow it, and trying something new. It’s such a treat, both the products that are available and the experience of mindfully making selections. So different than racing through the aisles at the supermarket. […]

All Buttoned Up, Collages, Numbers 1-9

All Buttoned Up, Collages, Numbers 1-9

All Buttoned Up is a series of small abstract collages that include altered magazine pages, buttons, and thread. Some remind me of desert landscapes, others make me think of weathered walls and windows. And somehow #9 ended up completely different! But that’s ok. Buttons have been on my mind lately. I wanted to use some […]


Not The Button Generation

Not The Button Generation

This post is an observation – not directly art related – but indulge me if you will. This year has given me plenty of opportunities to sit in hospital rooms, keeping company of those who are in need of medical care. Two thoughts: 1. Hospitals are awful places. Even the best hospitals are loud, noisy, impersonal, […]

Blue Moon, a collage

Blue Moon, a collage

In honor of July’s blue moon, here is my version! I began with an idea based it on a tiny painting (ACEO* sized) that I did many, many years ago. The ACEO was an acrylic painting; this recent version is a collage. The original is pictured below; the larger version is to the right. I […]

Sketching Group on Friday Mornings

Sketching Group on Friday Mornings

I love looking at those really cool sketchbooks that some artists do. The ones with the ink drawings and bright splashes of watercolor. Usually, they’re scenes of exotic markets full of color, or dramatic cliffs along a coastline. Every time I see one of them, I think: “I need to draw more.” Yes, even as an abstract […]


Sidewalk Sale in Hudson

Sidewalk Sale in Hudson

Hudson is holding its annual Sidewalk Sale this week. If you haven’t been to it before – it’s BIG! Last year, I saw people lining up at dawn to wait for their favorite stores to open. Don’t ask me. It’s crazy. But what do I know? So what’s a simple artist to do? Jump in […]

Creative Painting & Collage Class

Creative Painting & Collage Class

Beginning July 23rd, I am offering a class in creative painting and collage. This is a 6-week session that will explore a different collage or painting technique each week. We’ll pull out all the stops and have plenty of fun! If you are new to mixed media art, this is a good way for you […]

Living Art On July 10

Living Art On July 10

Our Art Hop on July 10th is bound to be a blast! Our theme is “living art”, which means that many of our locations will be imitating famous artworks using real people. Dana and I have made a very large copy of Kandinsky’s Color Study and will turn it into an interactive event. How, you […]



 
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