Saturday, November 29, 2008

Terryberry promo

I'm excited to have found this in the new On-the-Town magazine. I'm delighted that they chose a painting of mine to print. Unfortunately, the dates of the show are December 2- the end of January. I guess you roll the dice with a press release. I'm pretty sure I included the right dates.


This little 6 inch landscape was sold a couple of years ago. I didn't have a record of it. Though I try to be organized, it's easy to lose track of a little piece. I recently met the woman who purchased it and she sent me a picture. What fun to see this little punkin patch picture again and see it where it lives on her kitchen windowsill!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


To me, every hour of the day and night
is an unspeakably perfect miracle.

Walt Whitman : American poet & journalist
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Amen to that, Walt!

I wish I could remember that in all circumstances!

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginably You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

- e.e.cummings


Sunday, November 23, 2008


This is a recently finished piece started in 2006- I never know how long it will take to finish these things!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tosebo website

Our beloved Camp Tosebo just had a website facelift. I know I've raved about them before, but just the thought of the place lifts my spirits. Take the virtual tour!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I found the picture of the columns intended for the World Trade Center in a 1964 newspaper. This is where I decided to use it. The others in the series are playful. To read the copy close up, click on the image for an enlargement.


Another in the letters series. I just framed this piece yesterday and I now have five framed that I hope will fit on a wall at the Terryberry Gallery in the lower level of St Cecilia when I have my show in December and January.

Monday, November 17, 2008

AERIALS 16 and 36

AERIALS 5 and 10b


AERIALS 1 and 2

These are acrylic on 12" square canvas.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Another from the 2002 series.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This is another in the Hidden Arithmetic series done in 2002. This was a breakthrough series for me. The mixed media technique I used evolved for me from the reductive drawings I was teaching in my Beginning Drawing class. It's charcoal rubbed over a watercolor. Some areas are lightened by erasing and other areas are enhanced with charcoal pencil.

This week I'm learning new techniques of collage in a workshop with Edee Joppich. What a lovely lady and a wonderful teacher. It will be interesting to see if this results in some breakthroughs too.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I didn't realize that I had not posted many pieces from this series. This is probably the most stark. Though I really like it many people prefer the pieces that have some green in them.

Monday, November 10, 2008


This piece hangs in my daughter Angie's house in Chicago, earned through computer consultations. It's from the Hidden Arithmetic series from 2002.

Hidden Arithmetic

TWO PLUS THREE #1 has found its home away from home. This was a great series from 2002.

Here's what I wrote about the series:
The “Hidden Arithmetic” series has an abstract focus on scenes in the Michigan woods. I’m reminded of how God numbers the stars and the hairs on our heads. Psalm 139:16-17 says: “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” My father recently died at the age of 88 years, 6 months and three days. The mysteries of God’s varying plans for his children and the numbers of ways that he teaches us and blesses enter in as I ponder the ever-changing compositions and arrangements in the woods. Psalm 90:12 says: “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are: help us to spend them as we should.” It’s arithmetic that’s hidden from us, but we can trust his calculation.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dostoevesky quote

"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ.
My hosanna is born of a crucible (furnace) of doubt."


I'll admit I've never been able to get into reading the Brothers Karamazov, or anything else he wrote. (Honest, I tried. The names overwhelmed me.) But our minister used this quote today and I thought it was an excellent way of describing my Christian walk as well as that of many fellow travelers. My hosannas also sometimes have a bit of an edge to them. They may not have been through a crucible. It's more like my hosannas have tiny fluorescent postit notes with question marks all over them.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Colorado birches one and two. They have the same frame, same lighting. Hmmm....
Many nuances of photography elude me!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


This is the latest in the 'letter' series. It's also a salute to my favorite coffee place- Biggby's- get it? big B's.