A New Challenge

A new challenge...

September 29, 2016

Paint Tuscany 2016

Paint Tuscany...a trip full of tours, small hill towns, shopping, food, wine, painting, oh, and did I mention shopping?

May 25, 2016

Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy...need some?

March 15, 2016

Happy International Women’s Day!

Women, strength, and friendship. Oh, and wine...

March 8, 2016

Rainbows in the Snow

Have you seen rainbows in the snow?

February 2, 2016

That Guy…

"Mom, you should name the painting 'That Guy'." Right? That guy that is always showing off, leaving everyone else in the dust. Siblings was a better title, though. If you are in a family, you know what I mean.

October 18, 2015

Layered Friendship

Friendship can be born in an instant and last a lifetime. Can you describe your friendships like a…

November 11, 2014


How fun is a bike ride? Further, how fun is a bike ride with your dog? Alright, now how about a Central Oregon Bike Ride on winding trails through the trees with your dog? Nothing better, right? Okay, okay, maybe your dog SHOULD be running alongside your bike...

January 6, 2015


I wasn't sure at what point my heart would actually detach itself from the rest of my body. Would it be...

October 2, 2014

Who, Me?

Do you have a puppy? Then you know this look. Yes, it's adorable. It's also a little bit guilty. I'm

September 21, 2015

The Watcher

He may be smart, but he's having a bad hair day.

June 18, 2015

Happy Camper

Imagine this: A zero-gravity chair in a quiet campsite with a great view, plenty of sunshine and a large glass of vino. Am I right? Who doesn't love camping with your

August 9, 2015

Little Luna with Fuzzy Paws

Fuzzy paws. Purring. Silliness. That is was our house is filled with now that we have a kitten. We

August 17, 2015

Beachy Dahlias

A twig snapped. Then another. A listening pause. Heavy footsteps broke through the brush. Something large moved through the dense forest next to me. The hike began easily enough...

October 27, 2014

Even Birds Say I Told You So

Woozy from impact, the little pygmy nuthatch fluttered drunkenly back to a juniper branch after smacking headlong into our upstairs window. Immediately upon

December 1, 2014

Daisy Downtown

I have decided to paint a "Bend Dog" Series. It's a culture in Bend, Oregon, to have a dog, to display the dog, and to treat the dog...well...let's say very nicely

June 2, 2015


I'm not sure Dad thought of her as a companion. But everywhere he went, she was by his side. Except in the house, where she was not allowed. She was our farm dog, Fluff. Fluff...

July 19, 2015

Bird Pose

Stretch it out! I've started taking yoga for the first time in my life. I've done it several times now. I cannot believe how hard it is. It looks easy, but I end up a shaking, sweaty mess of jiggly. But I

October 8, 2015

Summer Swallows

When the tree swallows arrive at my house, I know summer is near.

May 28, 2015

A Fit of Mailboxes

Remember my trip to Colorado this summer? While I drove around the countryside, blabbing with my mom during forays into town for groceries, inspiration struck like a lightening bolt. Seriously. WHAM.

August 18, 2014