Sunday, March 30, 2008

Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman

Today we had the privilege of visiting Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman in their studios in Chief, Michigan. (Actually, Kaleva) Inspirational!! Check out their work:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Show at the Postma Center

We hung the show yesterday and it's terrific!

This is a small postcard which has one of mine and one of Mary's. If you're interested in the process I use to create the mixed media pieces, go to:
We'll see if this works! You may have to copy and paste the link, and scroll down, but you'll be able to see this piece Waiting in progress.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! What a mystery!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Goin' to the dogs!

I was asked if I wanted to try painting a dog portrait and I thought I'd give it a try. Actually I had a lot of fun painting this sweet Australian shepherd face and the person who commissioned it is satisfied. This will go to the owner for her birthday. This dog is recently deceased so it should be a poignant present. Her eyes remind me of my old black lab who was a joy in my life. Notice the reflections in the eyes are actually little hearts. Cutsie? Maybe but also fun.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Women's History Celebration

At Fire and Water in Lowell (219 West Main) we're having a women's history reception on Sunday, March 16 from 2-4to show our self-portraits and to read about women who have inspired us on our artistic journey. Come join us if you can! For a preview, visit our blog:

Maybe we'll see you there!

Here's one of mine. This one is done in pastel. It is exhibited along with Vee Gates, a new autobiographical self-portrait that I blogged a few weeks ago.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Another passing

These are my in-laws, Mary and Max Conover. They were both very dear people. Mom left this earth for heaven in June of 2007 and last week Dad got his wish and was able to join her there. They both were able to be at home until the end thanks to caring family members and Spectrum Hospice. We will miss them but we rejoice in their faith and salvation.