I am in love with this painting. To be clear, I don’t mean that in a “neener neener I’m so awesome” way. I just like how it turned out. You never know how paintings are going to turn out. They have a life of their own. I love this one because obviously I had an […]


My son asked me the other day if I thought he’d play in the Major League someday. Of course, I do. I’m his mom. It helps that he’s talented, and serious, and crazy for baseball. It helps that his dad plays catch with him until dark every night. And it helps that in his three […]

Cousins…Identical Cousins…

My kids only have two cousins (my sister’s kids) and the four of them are thick as thieves. Since they live in Arizona and we live in Oregon, they only get to see each other for a few weeks in the summer time. We call it Cousin Camp. This summer, Cousin Camp is at my […]

Band Teacher

Completed: June 17, 2011 Beverage: Three Buck Chuck Soundtrack: Lady Gaga, Born This Way

Public Hanging

This month, you can see my work in Grand Vines, a great wine shop in Salem, Oregon (my home city.) Last night was First Wednesday downtown and theme was “Dog’s Nite Out”. The place was packed. The rest of my family was at a Little League game in the gray drizzle, but I was happy […]