Usually in the winter I like to hibernate, paint whatever I want; and make lots of homemade soups and bake. I have not had as much opportunity for that this year.  I have been busy with commissioned paintings, paint parties, workshops and art shows. Not that I’m complaining…busy is good.  I am just happy I have one weekend off and I plan on doing the bread baking and soup making STAT.

It’s currently raining in sunny Southern California and everything is popping up in beautiful, vibrant shades of color. I love to stroll around our property watching the green sage bloom into stunning lavender bursts, the chamomile’s yellow heads poking out from the earth and my roses (after an aggressive pruning) are a rainbow of enchanting hues. 

 Much like musicians hear a new song in the bird cries, artists start to formulate ideas from nature and its awesome visual delights in the spring. Everything is awakening and new, the shine from the raindrops making a glinting sparkle on all that it touches. Rainbows are bountiful today.  Inspiration is bubbling and brewing.  Happy Spring everyone. 


I have been a bit of a hermit over the last few months while working on a Deity series. ‘The Goddesses & Gods’.  As inspirational as this has been personally, it has left me a little insular and hiding away with my paints, palettes and brushes.  I am happy to say that visits from family and friends have brought me out of my painting and research hovel, and a few commissions required a refocus of subject matter.  It never hurts to walk away for a while, to play in the sun, to watch nature, to listen to loved ones and to dance in the rain.  The palette knife has danced its way back into my work after a long absence and I am enjoying the weight and structure of the paint as it piles on. Let’s see where this leads.  Paint on my friends…….