The Cloisters

This past January, I had the privilege of being a chaperone for my niece's Make-a-Wish trip to New York City - our remarkable niece has been fighting leukemia for the past couple of years.  It was such a wonder to get to see her, along with a group of other tough kids, enjoy the sights …

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Hallowe’en Reflections…

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before - we're farmers here in the Pacific Northwest, cultivating the land that my husband's family bought when he was only four years old. When I came out to the farm about seven years ago, living with seasonal rhythms took on a whole new and more intrinsic meaning …

Music to Create By

Music is a huge part of the creative process for me, and I wanted to share some of the artists & albums that are on regular rotation in my little studio. (I should mention that my hands-down, all-time favorite band is The Beatles...but I don't include them here, since I generally don't paint or draw by …

Viriditas

"The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature." - ST. HILDEGARD VON BINGEN  - I've always found the life and writings of St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) to be deeply stirring, and just a day after her feast day of September 17th, I wanted …