Dr. Seuss said…“The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This quote was in my thoughts when I created this old woman reading by candlelight for art challenge group, TAKE A WORD ( Their theme wasn’t READING…it was CANDLELIGHT. Let it be said that […]


Layers…we all have them. Art can help to reveal those layers of our lives…to ourselves and to others. This week, THE THREE MUSES ( asked artists to create art with layers. I wonder if you’ve done any peeling away of those layers…examining them to determine who you are and what’s important to you during this […]


Wildlife across the planet is stretching its legs, less inhibited from the hustle and bustle of humanity. Air pollution is plummeting in some of the most polluted cities around the globe. People are walking, biking, running, reading, talking with friends and family (even if it’s via FaceTime) while physically distancing…and attending virtual concerts, dinners and […]


This is an odd way to start a blog posting, I agree. But, the reason for the 6 words above is that I’ve just re-read UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, it had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the young United States. It’s actually believed […]


Happy Memorial Day, one and all. Coming up on my birthday, although I wouldn’t mind passing it by. 🙂 Hope you’re still healthy and virus-free. Praying we’ll be back to normal (whatever that will look like) soon. This week, at TAKE A WORD (, the challenge is to illustrate a favorite quote. I chose one […]


It’s raining, 76 degrees and it SMELLS like spring rain. Take a breath! This week, Flicker’s DIGITALMANIA ( declared mixed media artist, BRANDIE BUTCHER-ISLEY to be our inspiration. Here are a couple of her pieces of art… …and here’s one of mine. That’s it for now. Stay safe. I’ll be watching for you in future […]


STONE ANGELS…yes, the ones you see in some cemeteries, quietly…majestically watching over our beloved family and friends once they’ve returned to Mother Earth- that’s this week’s theme for TAKE A WORD ( My beautiful angel has been awaiting placement for quite a while… THE THREE MUSES (,) thinking of a theme less spiritual than stone […]