Morning Fog

Mar 28, 2024

The unsuspecting gray morning woke, then nestled into her blanket of early spring fog hoping for no more or no less than yesterday. The sun was hidden. She could sleep in.  Morning wants nothing. Asks for nothing. Expects nothing from the world. She only exists as she has for millennia, day after day. Showing up […]

It all began in 2002 when I turned 40. Some of you know the rest. Some of you don’t. But I have had a love affair with Paris and French arts and culture from as far back as I can remember. My mom knew that. And so, for my 40th birthday she took me there. […]

May Day Each day is literally a 24 hour process of wake, live, sleep, repeat. This feeling can be a grind of repetition and apathy or a place of growth and joy. We decide. We can just exist here on this earth or we can choose to shine. I try hard to choose the latter. […]



The human condition:  vulnerable, poignant and delightfully, necessarily messy.  I saw a new book on a morning show last week called Bittersweet by Susan Cain – How sorrow and longing make us whole. I hadn’t yet read her book Quiet – but it was on my radar. I listened intently to her description of the […]

Cultivating a more inspired, artistic life… Below you will find six suggestions to help you along the path of inspiration, creativity, and purpose. Along with yoga, I strive to practice these intentions every day in my creative work, my personal development, and my life in general. I hope you will find them helpful and inspiring […]

Although the two things I love and practice most (Art and Yoga) don’t often intersect without intention, their special connection for me can’t be denied. I welcome their persistence, vying for my time and energy as they play so nicely off each other. A unifying  purpose often comes into focus in these two realms for […]

I planned on being on the computer today, designing patterns, attending a weekly webinar, applying for some design contests. In general spending a relaxed morning with a steamy cup of coffee, creating art in my studio.  But instead I am literally in the dark. A power outage has waylaid my studio day. The wind and […]

“Change is the only constant in life” – Heraclitus. There is no stopping the rotation of the earth. The setting and rising of the sun is therefor a constant we depend on. The passing of the hours, or the aging of our bodies can seem slow or lightening fast. But what I have learned in […]

Do you remember the 1991 movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” starring Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy? I cant believe that was over 30 years ago. Inspired by the novel by Fannie Flagg, it has always been one of my favorite meaningful movies. A story written and loved before, as a society, we shared the view that […]

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. Maya Angelou What do artists have to say? Are we “saying” something important with our art? Telling a story? Sharing our opinion? Making a statement? Opening a window to our soul? Maya Angelou […]