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There once was a girl who really loved to write …

Shortly after I began posting to this site, gradually putting more and more of my artwork up and writing my blog, I noticed a strange sensation starting to come over me; very pleasant, expansive, but also a bit foreign. I could compare the feeling to having a heavy wool blanket gradually lifted away after years of not even knowing it […]


“Of course we can always imagine more perfect conditions, how it should be ideally, how everyone else should behave. But it’s not our task to create an ideal. It’s our task to see how it is, and to learn form the world as it is. For the awakening of the […]

Meeting Georgia

Georgia O’Keefe loved the American Southwest. Her colorful desert landscapes and iconic skulls left an indelible impression on me even when I was very young and first learning to draw and paint. I never quite understood the appeal of that rather bleak, arid landscape until I visited Death Valley a few years ago: […]


Great quote from Morton last night on Fortitude: Policeman Dan: “So what are you looking for?” Inspector Morton: “Satisfying answers to outstanding questions.” Me, too. Aren’t we all?

Expanding My Horizons

Today I woke up and was so glad to see the sun finally shining again. It’s been a long winter here in the Northeast, and like a lot of other people, I get seasonal depression. SAD as they call it, is a very apt description. Most of the time I […]

It’s the journey, not the destination…

Throughout my life and career, I’ve been fortunate to experience many incarnations: From my early days as a copy editor and writer, to my segue into advertising as graphic designer, photographer, and Web designer, to my role as an RN and holistic health counselor, I’ve constantly grown and embraced positive, […]