Sunday, November 18, 2012


Original Acrylic Sunflower Painting   SOLD!

When your flaws are stitched together with good intentions, your flaws make you beautiful. It’s better to be true to yourself and risk being ridiculed by others, than to be false, and miss out on the beauty of being YOU. Never be bullied into silence. Never let someone else tell you who you are. Accept no one’s definition of your life, except your own.

Sunday, October 21, 2012



 Reflecting back on my childhood I remember feeling uninhibited.  I loved the exhilaration of feeling worlds above the ground, or water.  Running long distance gave me a feeling of empowerment....  As if I had super human powers.  Catching snakes was especially exciting.  I particularly liked the the texture of their scales, and was fascinated with how fast they could whip there tongues out of their mouth.  Riding my bike at high speed down hills gave me wings.  However the reality of hitting the hard pavement was a quick reminder that I really couldn't fly.  I discovered that mud pies really did taste as bad as my mother told me they would, but she was wrong when she said "You're going to turn into a fish if you stay in the water too long." It didn't matter how cold the water was....   I was going in!  It didn't matter how hot the sun was, I was determined to get a tan.  Now that I am a wrinkled grown up I regret using baby oil on my delicate skin and literally baking for hours in the sun.  Three bouts with skin cancer and and a map of scars on my body is definitely enough of a warning to use sunscreen and avoid the beach. 

Sadly, now I'm afraid of heights and riding a bike.  Running is a chore, mud pies evolved into a delicious flavor of chocolate ice cream.  Snakes are still cool, but swimming in cold water isn't on my Fun List.  Sometimes I miss the fearless mischievous me. 

 A wise man once said, "To be truly uninhibited is a rare grace." (Deng Ming-Dao)     

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ready, Set.................. Go!

When packing for a short trip, or a long one.....  This picture is a good example of what not to forget;  Laptop charger, Power bar, A good book, GPS, Medicine, A bar of soap, Shampoo, and yes most definately....... Kitty.
In memory of my lost cat whom went missing 1/28/2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012


24" x 24" Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Insomnia has plagued me since I was five years old.  Now that I'm in my pre-menopausal 40's sleepless nights have only become more severe... and thus leads me to why I am blogging spontaneously at 1:58 am this morning to search Google for natural sleep remedies.  CHERRIES, can you believe it?  Yep, packed full of natural Melatonin.  Also, a fresh  cup of cherries has the capacity to carry 4,873 antioxidants.  If you're up to binging on a bowl full of cherries they are also natural pain reliever, and studies show they help arthritis sufferers.  These red little sweeties are also good for the health of your heart and brain.    So maybe there is some truth to that old phrase
 "Life is a bowl of cherries."

Friday, May 4, 2012

Homage To Frida Kahlo

12" X 12" Acrylic painting on strethed canvas

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”
Frida Kahlo

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Frida's Bling

#2 of 6 Homage to Frida Kahlo Series

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
Frida Kahlo

Saturday, February 11, 2012

In Memory of "Kitty"

I awake.... and yet I still yearn to sleep....  Escape
Shaking hands, a trembling heart
Tears return again..... Nightime sings...
and I hope for his return

In memory of my lost cat
Missing since 1/28/2012