Posts Tagged ‘2017’

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Several of the pieces in the Envelope series are studies in contrasts, and this is one of them. I love the elegant old-fashioned women peeking out from their gilded frames. Clearly they were women of means at their time, so I surrounded them with flowers. Yet despite their privileges, their life wasn’t easy. They were […]

Kent's Art In The Park

Kent’s Art In The Park

Kent’s Annual Art In The Park Festival is this weekend September 9-10. I’ll be showing my collage and mixed media art along with some new pieces that I’ve been working on. Held in Kent’s Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Rd., the location is beautiful and shaded. The festival has plenty of artists, food, great music, […]

Sketching Locations for September

Sketching Locations for September

Hi folks, here’s the plan for sketching for the next few weeks. Hope you can join us for one or all! Sept. 8 at 10AM in Kent. We’ll sketch the old Pufferbelly restaurant (now Treno Restaurant) and street views. 152 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240 Sept. 15 at 9am at Gorge Metro Park http://www.summitmetroparks.org/gorge-metro-park.aspx (I […]


Art on the Green 2017

Art on the Green 2017

It’s August in Hudson, so that means it’s time for Art On The Green! This year, it is on August 26-27. It’s always a good show and a fun way to wind down the summer. Show dates and times are: Saturday, August 26: 10am – 5pm Sunday, August 27: 11am – 5pm I will be […]

Letters Unsent

Letters Unsent

I had the idea for “Letters Unsent” before “Packaged Moments“, but completed it afterward. I needed to work through the thoughts about those other moments before I could take on this. I wanted this piece to explore the emotions of looking back on life and reminiscing about the thoughts not said, the missed opportunities: the […]

Packaged Moments

Packaged Moments

After making “Open Ended Communication“, I wanted to do more with Mylar overlays and explore the emotions around partially hidden objects. “Packaged Moments” started out as three individual pieces, but as I worked on them, they began to play off one another so well that they had to become one piece. I chose images that […]


Sketching Supplies That I Took To The Urban Sketchers Symposium and What I Actually Used

Sketching Supplies That I Took To The Urban Sketchers Symposium and What I Actually Used

I got home Sunday from the 2017 Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago and have been unpacking my bags. It was a wonderful event and I’m so glad to have gone.  The symposium team did a remarkable job organizing it, I’m happy with my sketches, and of course enjoyed seeing Chicago from a different perspective. It’s […]

Open-Ended Communication

Open-Ended Communication

“Open-Ended Communication” is a transitional piece that creates a pathway from the envelope-specific pieces (In The Clear, Going Forth) early in this series to more conceptual pieces (Once Upon A Time, Lifelong Buddies). The focal point in this piece is the small central envelope, which was originally created to stand on its own. The brown […]

In The Clear

In The Clear

Titled, “In The Clear”, this piece is dear to me for the sense of joy it conveys. Several years ago, a friend gave me a page from a French magazine printed in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The image on the page was of dozens of butterflies (papillons) happily hovering over flowers. I envisioned […]


The Envelope Sketchbook ... and my helper

The Envelope Sketchbook … and my helper

As I began working on the Envelop/e series, I started making notes as ideas came to me. I’d jot a note on a scrap of paper in my studio, on a sticky note at home, or in whatever journal was handy. It’s great to keep track of those notes, but I couldn’t find them at […]

The Envelop/e Series

The Envelop/e Series

An envelope is something that wraps around, encloses and contains. But, an envelope can be more than just a piece of paper. It can be a symbol loaded with memories and emotions. You open the mailbox and there it is: Puffy or flat. Clean or scuffed up. White, brown, green, pink, blue, yellow, or red. Does it have that little […]

Lifelong Buddies

Lifelong Buddies

Another piece for the Threads of the Past exhibit, “Lifelong Buddies” shows a photo of my dad and his college friend. My dad went to a very small college. Very small – his graduating class had fewer than 2 dozen people. He and his classmates formed close friendships that lasted rest of their lives. I have […]


Delivering Stories, July 14-August 19, at the BOX Gallery

Delivering Stories, July 14-August 19, at the BOX Gallery

“Delivering Stories” is a two-woman exhibit of artwork by me and Amber McElreath. The show runs July 14 – August 19 at the BOX Gallery, Summit Artspace in Akron. The opening reception is July 14, 5-8pm. For this exhibit, I have made all new artwork. Well, almost all new. Going Forth and Remembrance will be part of […]

Boston Mills Artfest, June 23-25

Boston Mills Artfest, June 23-25

I am pleased to announce that I will be displaying my artwork at Boston Mills Artfest this summer! I’ll be at the June show on June 23-25. Look for me in booth number 126, outside in front of the East tent. I’ll have a booth full of collage and mixed-media artwork. It’s a really wonderful show […]

Ohio Collage Society Members Show

Ohio Collage Society Members Show

The Ohio Collage Society Member’s show opens June 2, and runs through July 1. The show includes 60 pieces of collage and assemblage by members of the group (including me). My piece, “Finding Balance”, is included in the show. The opening reception is June 2nd from 5-8pm at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. […]


Sweet Marie

Sweet Marie

“Sweet Marie” is one more piece that I made for the Threads of the Past exhibit. The little girl in “Sweet Marie” came from an old scrapbook from the 1880s. Something in her pose and expression remind me of my grandmother, so I have named this piece after her. My grandmother wasn’t born till the 1900s, […]

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

This collage titled “Once Upon A Time” is another of the pieces I made for our “Threads of the Past” show at Uncommon Art. The photo is of my parents drinking a toast on their wedding day. Behind them is sheet music for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, which has the lyrics: There are loved […]

Sketching Locations for May and June

Sketching Locations for May and June

The weather is getting nice, so the goal of these sketching sessions is to get outside! Throw a folding chair in your car, wear comfy shoes, bring a hat, sunscreen, bug spray – whatever you need to be comfortable. Most of these locations are meant to be central meeting points. If the weather is nice, […]


Tree of Life

Tree of Life

For our “Threads of the Past” show, I made several pieces of artwork, including this one, inspired by family. My mom loved to quilt, and made many during her lifetime. This Tree Of Life quilt was one of her first. She made it in 1990 and it’s one I have always loved. I used it as […]

Sketching Locations For March 2017

Sketching Locations For March 2017

Update: Sorry to do it, but two sketching events are cancelled. Please see below. I’ll post April’s schedule soon. I really enjoy sketching but don’t do it often enough. So I’ve found a few friends who like to sketch, too, and we meet once a week to gab and drink coffee and do some sketching. It’s […]

2017 Exhibits, Shows, and Events

2017 Exhibits, Shows, and Events

I am looking forward to sharing my art with you in 2017! The year promises to bring a new mix of gallery shows, outdoor art fairs, and events. Keep an eye on this list, as I will add to it all year long as my schedule evolves. Art Classes: I’m posting my classes on the Uncommon […]


Threads Of The Past, An Exhibit Of Art And History

Threads Of The Past, An Exhibit Of Art And History

Beginning March 10th, our studios at Uncommon Art will host a new exhibit called “Threads Of The Past: artwork with an eye to history”. This show is a collaborative exhibit between me, Dana, and Shannon. We’re each making artwork that is inspired by history, from ancient Egypt to Ohio settlers and personal history. The show […]

Northeast Ohio Gallery Tour, March 2017

Northeast Ohio Gallery Tour, March 2017

In honor of March being Women’s History Month, our friends at Lakeland Community College have organized a studio and gallery tour throughout Northeast Ohio. The tour focuses on female art and artists at 86 area locations. A directory of all the events can be downloaded at this link: http://bit.ly/2lsXlOz On Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m three […]

Evolving Landscapes, A Juried Exhibition

Evolving Landscapes, A Juried Exhibition

I am delighted that my “Roots and Roads #1” has been selected to be part of the “Evolving Landscapes” exhibit at Summit Artspace! The exhibition runs March 3 – April 8, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, March 3 from 5-8pm. The 50 works chosen for the exhibition by juror Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director […]



 
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