Wednesday, August 16, 2017

art therapy continues

Art continues to be the best therapy for "what ails you". Almost as good as chocolate and wine :-).

Friday, August 11, 2017

art therapy

Feeling a little down ... art is so healing!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It's not that I don't like summer ...

It's just that I prefer the beach in the winter, when it has been abandoned by the crowds.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Playing with Fireworks

The best part of the 4th of July is the day after! At my house, I'm surrounded by major professional- looking fireworks ... pretty, but the noise is really annoying.

This morning, in the quiet aftermath, I play with fireworks.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Yesterday I attended "Collage for a Cause" hosted by artist Judith Hendler. She has held several classes to create art collages that will be exhibited and sold, with profits going to Orange County Build Futures, an organization that provides services to homeless 18-24 year olds in Orange County. Yesterday she reached her goal of 200 collages. The sale is upcoming. Here is the piece I created. It's great fun and nice to be contributing to a great cause.

You can't see it in the photograph, but the 'bud" is not glued down, creating interest. I wanted to add text but didn't get around to it.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

flower power

Flowers provide so much joy ...
 while they are "alive"
and in their "afterlife"

Saturday, June 03, 2017

before and after




after 1 

after 2
It's so much fun to rummage through old photos (these are from a trip to Portland in 2011) play with them, all the while "revisiting" the trip.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

playing with photos

I've been having some fun with Photoshop Elements ... so much this program can do to "artify" photos!

It's amazing how many tutorials there are on YouTube ... for free! So many generous artists.

Monday, May 22, 2017


There is an exhibit of Dale Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum. Absolutely beautiful work. If you ever have a chance to see his art, do so!