Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vison Shift- Art In the Age of Climate Change

"Envision a New Source" will be up in this group show at the Santa Fe Art Institute on the College of Santa Fe campus. The opening reception is Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm.

I explored watercolor under beeswax with charcoal, corn and paper.

Image is copy wright. Please do do not download.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What's Happening

I have been very busy with creative projects. I just finished the Songbird workshop and we developed new products. I worked on few different lines of eco jewelry that may develop further. Thanks to Dena and Elaine for all their time and attention! More on this later.

I am very excited to be participating in the Vision Shift- Art in the age of Climate Change show located at various venues in Santa Fe, NM. My mixed media piece "Envision a New Source" will be on display at the Santa Fe Art Institute through the month of October. i invite you to view the following links for more information: and

Next on the horizon is the art auction to benefit Open Hands. I will be donating a piece along with artists with a reception and pre-sale on December 11, 2009at The Edge gallery at 203 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM. The auction will be December 12, 2009.

I will also be participating in the Santa Fe Community College Holiday Fair on December 12, 2009

All for now,


Monday, July 27, 2009

Opening Reception Cancelled

The opening reception listed below has been cancelled. I am sure something better is on the way!

Thank you,


Opening Reception
I invite you to an opening reception of my mixed media paintings and shadow boxes at Infinite Grace Gallery- Posters of Santa Fe, on August 21, 2009 from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm, Santa Fe, NM.


NM Creates

I am now on the New Mexico creates website. Stop in and view my art at :

Saturday, June 13, 2009



SOFA blew me away. I am amazed at the quality and complexity of the art!

Fun with Wax

Today I played with melted beeswax over water color on various surfaces and attaching twigs and seeds. This could be the adhesive material I am looking for. I noticed that thin coats are best over watercolor, as the color gets hidden with thicker coats.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Opening Reception

I invite you to an opening reception of my mixed media paintings and shadow boxes at Infinite Grace Gallery- Posters of Santa Fe, on August 21, 2009 from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm, Santa Fe, NM.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Artist Group and other Updates

The monthly artist group is in it's third month and we have had a good time socializing and sharing information.

I find that I am the only one dealing with chemical sensitivities to artist materials and exploring healthier alternatives.

In other news, I am participating in a group show August 21, 2009 at Infinite Grace Gallery/Posters of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM from 5-7pm. I have been working on mixed media paintings with watercolors in addition to shadow boxes and dimensional pieces.

I am exploring model magic and wax to attach twigs.

All for now,


After varnishing the shadow box I have been working on, I found the perfect chain in color and weight. It great to find things when not looking for them. Now it is completed!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Paintings and Updates

I created three 5 x7 watercolor and mixed media paintings last night. I think this is the fastest I have every painted- it was so fun! I am still working on the shadow boxes, which are taking some time to complete and have done another test with earth on clay board. I am finding it didn't stick as well as my earlier experiment and the Bioshield glaze is still causing sensitivity.

I am planning for a group show at Infinite Grace Gallery late summer or early fall, will be joining nmcreates website to sell my work and I am having my cd portfolio updated. Recently, I have joined 1,000 facebook artists and the facebook group -artists in New Mexico.

The first artist group meeting at Tribes Coffee House went well.

Monday, March 9, 2009


I have decided to start a monthly artists group to share information, support and socialize. I had fun created some mixed media/collage art tags this weekend. I am loving velum tape!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wall Glaze

I experimented using wall glaze from Bioshield to adhere sand/earth to metal and it worked! I have been searching for some product that would hold it in place. I love experiments that work! I also mixed the wall glaze with pigment and that worked as well. However, the coating doesn't have the sheen I have hoped.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ideas and Completion

As I have been collecting roots for new works, some ideas have come to me. I saw a picture of lungs and though how much the veins looked like roots and how interesting it would be to use the roots as the veins and make a more dimensional piece. At first I thought of roots on a white background and then I thought it would be interesting if the roots were painted red. I also had an image of the roots coming out of my feet and being rooted to the earth. I thought about creating this by casting my feet with plaster. We shall see what happens.

I am almost finished with my heart box, containing a hollowed out heart candle filled with mica and wrapped with a root. There is another root above it on various paper. I still need to attach the cord or string to keep the box open and have a few more things to glue on.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I have been collecting wonderful roots from potted plants of the summer and fall plants, branches and roots as I am working on the concept of our deepest roots of home, heart, self, being uprooted and related.

This year is filled with changes of home and relationship. I am putting my art out in public more formally. It is both exciting and nerve wracking. The best is yet to come.

I invite you to visit my website at . Search for me by last name.

Best Wishes,

Monday, January 5, 2009

Eco Concious Art Materials

I am looking at my responsibility as a citizen and an artist within that scope to look at how the materials I use effect the environment. I am in the process of transitioning into the use of non-toxic, earth friendly paints and supplies and invite other artists to step up to this challenge.

Here are some great resources to make the shift accessible: , ,

Love to hear from anyone who is doing this or interested. Happy 2009!