StoryBox work-in-progress…

RoseStoryBoxThis is a beautiful mahogany wooden box I have had for a long time. It’s finally finding its way to a new life instead of hiding in my closet. It will be a shower present for a new bride… one who loves English Roses and music, pink, cream and gold. This is the cover, and there’s more to do inside, but I am enjoying collage and paint and adding a symbolic doorway… a never-ending theme for me.


From my Journal – The last week

I am back to using a square journal for the new year and I am loving it! For some reason the actual book itself can’t be too precious or the paper too good… and there has to be a lot of pages so I feel free to paint and write and collage to my heart’s content. It is my sanctuary, and the entrance door is inside me. Where do you find your sanctuary?


Journal 12.25.2014



Art for Appetizers – And More!

Where have I been? what have I been doing???

I have been painting and it feels good most of the time, except when I loose my way sometimes on what to do next with a painting in progress. I have been doing watercolors, sketches and mandalas in my large studio sketchbook. This is a good thing, especially when I am lost in one of my door paintings, as I am right now. AND I am also working on small paintings as ornaments for the Holiday Show at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. Strange to be thinking about holiday items when in the middle of hot and humid August, but that’s right where I am right now! and it’s where I need to be if I am going to get things done in time. Plus, I am enjoying the blog feeds I am getting from Nicolas Wilton on process. They help me with my door obstacles and more. What have YOU been up to this summer as it speeds by?