Sunday, December 6, 2015


"Beauty is not in the face…beauty is light in the heart."

Every now and then I get super inspired and race to finish the collage….
forgetting to take photos of the collage before the pen work.  
Yup!  That's what happened to this one!  
No before photo.  Sorry!

Enjoy….and until next time…



"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet 
and the winds long to play with your hair."

Wow!  It's been a while since I posted.  I have been going through a kitchen renovation, including new floors in my great room…a complete gut job!  I have to tell you…I think that it has been the most stressful thing that I have ever gone through in my whole life!  Why?  I think that it is because as an artist I see every little thing that is out of kilter.  The electrical outlets didn't line up, the appliances were not installed correctly, the cabinets according to the granite installers were not level and therefore, the granite countertops did not square up with the cabinet and so on and so on.  I even made the granite installers come back and lower one end of the countertop to be parallel with the cabinet drawers.  They may have made them level but they did not take into consideration how all the combined elements can trick the eye and make things appear as they are not.  It actually looked like the granite curved up at the end.  I know that I am a perfectionist and that I have a tendency to expect the same from others but…Hey!…who has to live with this and see it every day?  ME!  

All that said and done,  I owe a lot to my kitchen contractor…he and his staff came to my rescue on more than one occasion.  I think that he tried to warn me in the beginning when he said "have patience" and I tried to warn him when I told him that I will drive him crazy because I am a detail person.  lol!

I will post before and after pictures once I have the backsplash installed.  It really is stunning!

I wish that I could say that making art de-stressed me but to be honest, I couldn't concentrate on my art when so much was happening with my house.  I didn't so much as pick up a pencil and doodle but here is a collage that I completed before the reno started: 

Finished collage

Collage prior to mark making
Until next time….