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The INCiTE 4 Reveal!

When I got back from Germany my mail carrier delivered my copy of INCiTE 4: Relax, Restore, Renew. Each part talks about how art relaxes, restores, and renews from the perspective of the contributing artists. My page is in the Relaxing section, which makes me happy. It is exciting to see my piece reproduced in a […]

Published in INCiTE 4

This coming week a special book is shipping all over the country. Incite 4: Relax, Restore, Renew: The Best of Mixed Media, edited by Tonia Jenny has one of my pendants between its covers. I saw the call for art a while back, and promptly researched the other copies in this series. The hardcover book has beautiful […]

A butterfly scientist and mesmerizing Monarchs

Engraving of a Anna Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) portrait by her son-in-law Georg Gsell (from Chrysalis)

“Just living is not enough, said the butterfly.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen  By now you know I am fascinated by butterflies. Their magical lifecycle and the transformation they symbolize have mesmerized people for ages. I can’t help but hold my breath when one flutters by me, […]

Butterfly visit

If you’ve perused my creations and seen my photographs, you know I have an affinity for butterflies. During my Custer Street Fair visit I was given a free pass to the Nature Museum for helping out with a survey. Coming up on its expiration day, I finally made the short trip on Monday. I love the […]

accepting nonconformity

The past week I’ve been struggling through pricing exercises along with painting a picture of my target market. To give my brain a break I started reading The Art of Nonconformity by Chris Guillebeau. This book was recommended by Princess Lasertron, whom I look forward to meeting later this year. I love the straightforward approach of […]

rainy day

“We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.” ~ Henry Miller Basking in the sun is sporadic these days as the weather cannot decide on what season we’re in this month. Today and tomorrow will be indoorsy due to thunderstorms, which lets me catch up on my reading stash. Somehow the study of […]

discovering the inner “truant”

“If you wish to live forever, start wishing to live more in the now than for it.” ~ Paul Pearsall, Wishing Well I’ve been ditching plans, idling, roaming, and pondering. Summer has me in its grip, and my motivation extends to sunning in the park and roaming the neighborhood, rather than starting on my business […]

Some Greek reading

While I am exploring the isles, here is my roundup of readings thus far. There will be more to add over time I’m sure. Greek Islands-Insight Guides, First Edition 1990, Fourth Edition 2010 This book begins with a spread of the main attractions and another spread of Editor’s Choice. The guide has an introduction of […]


Did I mention that I am planning to check some dream destinations off my list this year? Well, I am! The cruise that was to kick-start it all won’t take place in the allotted time, so I am working on an alternate plan. My library has fabulous resources for my newly selected destination. I’ve gotten […]


I am processing the chapters of my library books in thought and deed. Last week I had a great conversation with my accountant that is helping me with the business planning. But in order to move forward, we must let go of the old, and “create space” in our lives as Kathy Freston puts it. […]

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