Saturday, November 17, 2007

Higher Self (2006)

Blank mask / papier-mâché / glass / stone / acrylic on canvas board
Generated during a weekend workshop at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT, taught by artist Balam Soto.

Basket of Whimsy (2007)


Cycle of Life (2007)

Colored paper collage, digitally filtered

Sounds of the Season (2007)

Watercolor, digitally filtered

Dreams of a Warm Retreat (2007)

Soft pastels

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Mystic Evenings (2007)

Watercolor collage
Generated during a weekend workshop at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven taught by artist Judy Atlas.

Manhattanhenge (2007)

Watercolor collage with minor digital enhancements
Inspired by a photograph at:
Generated during a weekend workshop at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven taught by artist Judy Atlas.

Floral Collage (2007)

Watercolor collage, digitally cropped
Generated during a weekend workshop at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven taught by artist Judy Atlas.

Inner Life (2007)

Colored and black paper

River of Light (2007)

Last winter, I was browsing in a used bookstore and happened upon the book Watercolor: A New Beginning: A Holistic Approach to Painting by Ann Lindsay. I painted several of the exercises. This is the one I most enjoy.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Dream States (2006)

A meditation on day dreams and night dreams.
Marker and colored pencil; partial tracing from Chartres labyrinth pattern.

"The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world...Labyrinths are currently being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, find balance,and encourage meditation, insight and celebration." (from the website of Grace Cathedral)

My alma mater, Boston College, built a labyrinth in 2003 as a memorial to the 22 BC alumni lost on 9/11:

Sacred Hearts (2006)

Marker, digitally modified

Voice of the Moon (2006)

White pencil on violet paper

A meditation on the journeys we take in our dreams

Floral Meditation (2006)

Pastel and colored paper
I like to call this a meditation on letting the art happen

Triskele (2006)

Acrylic from tracing
Inspired by a visit to Ireland. Symbol of life, birth, regeneration; variations found at ancient sites the world over, including Newgrange in Ireland.

Summer's Shimmer (2006)

I also like to call this Rainbow Disk Beetle

Shades of Irish Green (2006)

Acrylic on paper
Inspired by an August 2006 visit to Ireland.

Harvest Spirit (2006)

A bird? A kite? A witch's broom?

Balance (2005)

Pastel on black paper

The Garden Transforms Me (2005)


I'm not much of a gardener, but I love watching things grow.

Beanie (2005)

Colored paper

Breaking Out (2005)


Crone's Portal (2005)


A bit of whimsy! What if we had a vineyard? What would we call our own house label?

Friday, August 31, 2007

Vals Garden (2004)

Colored pencil on blue paper

Randy and I have a big yard and no inclination to garden. Our friend Val has a big love of gardening and no yard. For several years now, we've had a lovely arrangement.

Besides being an avid gardener, Val is a licensed massage therapist. Check out her website:

Mother of Lights (2004)

Colored pencil on blue paper, digitally modified

Four Seasons (2003)

Colored pencil on colored paper, digitally modified

Moonwind (2003)

A meditation on creativity and the life force

Colorburst (2003)

Pastel, digitally modified

Swimming To The Other Side (2002)

Crayon, digitally modified color

Inspired by the song of the same name by singer/songwriter Pat Humphries. Check out this NPR story about the song:

Addendum 1/17/2010:
Pat Humphries and Sandy O are the singing duo Emma's Revolution:
We enjoyed their performance last night at UUCGB!