Saturday, May 31, 2008

arise and shine

Someone called with interest in this piece...just after I'd taken it out of Uptown Gallery in Grand Haven! If you're checking this site to see this piece again (you know who you are) it is still available. You may want to search the blog to see earlier postings about it. There's a great quote that goes with it.

We could negotiate a price without frame and glass and I could ship it to you carefully wrapped with the acid free mat and foamcore. Thanks for your interest. Call me or email me through my website listed under links.


These are tough to photograph because they have so much texture and sheen. They are the same composition rendered in different colors and orientations. They mirror each other.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


This piece is a continuation of the Meditation series I started in 2008.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Another recently finished mixed media piece.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SANCTUARY in Art in the Park

This piece, though not accepted into the Muskegon Regional at the Muskegon Museum of Art, made it through 'soft jurying' by MMA curators after the show was selected and this was among 40 pieces chosen to be part of the Art in the Park over the Fourth of July weekend.

Monday, May 19, 2008


Finally, a new collage! There are many in the pipeline, but this is the first recent finished piece. I like the simplicity. I did a workshop with Kathleen Conover last week at the Franciscan Center. She is an amazing artist and a wonderful teacher. I need some time to process all the information and start working in my own studio again.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tosebo work weekend

This is an image from another year, but the same cast of characters were in the water yesterday putting in the Tosebo docks for summer! What a ritual! We were thankful for moderate temperatures. What you don't see are the two lovely assistants, wet and dirty from doing the onshore and on the water's edge component of the work. We accomplished a lot of tasks this weekend that will make the summer pleasant.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Generation to generation

BEING THANKFUL………until you become thankful, you will never find joy.

"Being thankful is not telling God you appreciate the fact that your life is not in a shambles. If that is the basis of your gratitude, you are on slippery ground. Every day of your life you face the possibility that a blessing in your life can be taken away. But blessings are only signs of God's love. The real blessing, of course, is the love itself. Whenever we get too attached to the sign, we lose our grasp on the God who gave it to us. Churches are filled with widows who can explain this to you. We are not ultimately grateful that we are still holding our blessings. We are grateful that we are held by God even when the blessings are slipping through our fingers.

Only when we see this are we able to be truly joyful, because then we have made God our joy. We still cherish the blessings, but not because we have to have them. We cherish them because they are our windows into heaven.

Gratitude is our ability to see the grace of God, morning by morning, no matter what else greets us in the course of the day."

-M. Craig Barnes,

Zondervan, 1999


“Great is Jehovah! Greatly praise Him! His greatness is beyond discovery! Let each generation tell its children what glorious things He does.”

Psalm 145: 3&4

“… let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans- and all that lives and moves upon them.
He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit- and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused- and to save us from our own foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.”
-Sigrid Undset

Festival acceptance 2008

This piece was accepted into the Festival of the Arts for 2008.
It's titled PRAYER.