Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Peace and love, who could ask for more?

Well, OK, I'll ask for a little more. Come visit me during the big Art Attack Open Studios event! The festival starts this coming Friday and proceeds right through Sunday. My building will be open to the public, and since there are over 250 artists, you can spend all weekend immersed in a wide variety of arts and crafts on display! Free parking, food trucks, who could ask for more?

Well, OK, I'll ask for more - how about a little Peace and Love!  


Friday, November 2 – 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 – Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 – Noon to 5:00 p.m.

1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN   55413

Friday, October 19, 2012


I'm working on another Mod Girl illustration, and the background is going to be a tribute to the great 60's psychedelic poster artists, including Wes Wilson and Bonnie MacLean. I've abandoned my sketchbook to doodle on pieces of tissue paper, so I can rework and rework (and rework) my images by laying the paper over the previous image. Above are some of the scraps of paper I found laying about, depicting the wrestling I did with the imagery of a dove, fox and bunny. The piece is entitled "Peace and Love" but I was not very tranquil as I reworked the sketches!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall's Arrival

A blackbird thinking things over in my ash tree.

I'm thinking I need to get out my rake.

The day after I took this photo, all the leaves fell off the tree in one day, floating down like bits of yellow rain.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Illustration Friday - Water

This week's theme in Illustration Friday brought to mind this painting I created years ago, entitled "Moving Day". It pretty much sums up the confusion in a transition, and the deer with the blindfold came from a dream. I think it symbolized myself, as I was feeling "blindsided" (like a deer in the headlights) by the move I was making from one part of the country to another.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Armadillo Girl

I haven't worked on any collages lately, so when I ran across this collage that I created a few years back, I got all nostalgic! Where are my scissors? Where's the glue? Let's head for that strange world of collage where anything can happen!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn garden

Autumn is one of the most spectacular seasons for color in the Midwest. I remember planting this tall grass "Miscanthus" in the spring when I first moved into my house 15 years ago. It was a plug of dirt with a tiny 4 inch wisp of grass. "Don't plant it too early", said the garden center expert, "it hates the cold and is slow to root." Well, it has certainly adapted and thrived, and I love the variety of color it provides. It stays this color all winter long, and if a blizzard buries it under a blanket of snow, the plumes will struggle until they stand upright again. A little weird if you ask me, but you gotta love a plant with such spirit! The pink sedum attracts bees and butterflies, and it's one of my favorite varieties of plants.