Monday, March 24, 2014

Time for a change!

Hello, I must be going… (Does anyone remember that song? "I cannot stay I came to say I must be going…")

It's not goodbye, just a change of address!
I have finally updated my website to include my blog here:
I will no longer be posting here, but feel free to sign up (at the new place) for updates.
Oh, and don't worry, all of my posts here on blogger have moved over too!

Hope you stop in to the newly remodeled home!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Feel the love!

Always fun to collect special beach souvenirs...especially heart shape ones!

The improbable?

Can it be? Snow in Positano? Yes! I was afraid I brought it with me from NY, but it does happen up on the mountains.

And in the next moment...a gorgeous sunny morning! 
And THAT is why I'm here. The mountains behind feel protective, the people and the food fill you and keep you grounded with their simplicity, and my creative spirit  awakens. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Much better!

Arrived yesterday to pouring rain! Luigi said he'd talk to "someone up there" about getting sun, and this is the view out my door first thing this morning!
Thank you Luigi!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Finders Keepers

A unique art exhibit at the Philadelphia airport. Artist Ellen Saul collects common objects and transforms them into fun and unique sculptures. 
Plenty of time before the next flight, so I tried to put it to good use! (Sketching of course!)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tripped up!

I wore my favorite long time hiking boots for a winter walk last week. The lace from the left got caught in a hook on the right, and down I went! Not even enough time to get my hands out of my pockets, so used my chin to break my fall.
Fortunately, it was very slushy out, which lessened a direct impact, but added to the amount of dirt and road salt going in my mouth and face.
I understand newer boots don't have these metal hooks anymore. Maybe it's replacement time?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Is it true?

Post- Valentine's Day post! A hopeful saying by Amy Poehler inspired this sketch. 
Do you agree?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mom and Baby

My daughter and son-in-law are expecting - a baby girl! Here is a sketch done for the shower invite.
(Note: Sorry for the grey background on my recent images. Blogger seems to be doing this,
even when I change it to a white background. :( )

Sunday, February 9, 2014


A dear friend recently gave me a gift of blueberries (frozen) that she and her daughter picked last summer. 
They are a delicious topping on my oatmeal!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A day at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

Back in early December, on a trip to Phoenix, we had the option to tour the MIM.  Most everyone thought it would be boring (for nerds only!) so there were only three of us taking the tour.  Our guide was an older gentleman who obviously loved his work.  It was one of the best tours I've had, and the museum is amazing!
Musical instruments, costumes and accessories from all over the world, and from ancient times to modern hip-hop.
I had planned to relax and sketch, but the tour took up most of the allotted time.  So I hurried and did several, adding color later, and taking photos of everything else that I had time for. (Didn't want to miss the bus!)
Here are my sketches from that day,  a variety of things that caught my attention.
I wish I had a full day to enjoy all the displays!  Definitely worth a visit if you're near there!
Lunchtime view of a closed terrace (at the hotel)-
we brought 30 degree temperatures with us from the northeast!

Bagpipe (Torupill) made of wood and cowskin from Estonia

Skaltrumma from Iceland (I think that's correct)
The drawings represent a map of the world

Flamenco costume on a wire frame

Pre-Easter carnival costume from Sardinia

Mohawk Indian headdress made from turkey feathers and deerskin

Friday, January 3, 2014

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale - an afternoon lunching, walking and enjoying the tourist traps.
Horse sculpture in metal

Old Adobe Mission Church

Scorpion Sucker - This scary snack was a perfect gift for a sister who loves unique and scary things!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Do you love New Years Day? The idea of starting fresh, putting 2013 behind you?
In 2013, maybe you didn't do your art every day or even every week?
Didn't finish that one piece still sitting in your studio?
Didn't organize your 'stuff' like you planned?
Didn't connect with friends and family like you'd hoped?
Have regrets?
Reset, reset, reset!
The fact that I sat around and watched non-stop Twilight Zone shows instead of
finishing this sketch means I could really use one of these buttons in real life!
Did Rod Serling ever write an episode about a drawing that comes to life?