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Pi(e) Day

It’s National Pi Day…the mathematical variety but I like to take every opportunity to remember and celebrate that none of my alegebra, calculus or high school math classes mattered after all. “Pi Day” 11×14″

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Live from New York, it’s Wednesday Morning Live! Hello from New York. This has been a much needed punch in the arm, taxi honking, wind whipping, sore feet from walking, art food architecture joyous cacophony New York getaway. The Met, MoMa (twice!), New York Public Library, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and so much more have […]

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Snow Day

We’ve had a couple of pseudo snow days here (pseudo in that it does melt but cold and snowy enough most people give it a snow day pass). Not sure what it is about looking out at the snowy valley, but citrusy oranges and spring blossoms appear on the canvas! I tried to paint a […]

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Sweet Treat

Real or imaginary, I adore the charm of all things bakery, sweet treats, pastries and more. I could paint these delicacies forever. And the best part? I don’t have to bake or make to enjoy! Today’s inspiration continues from a fabulous citrus season that keeps on keeping on. That’s it. Short and sweet. A reminder […]

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Hello and happy Wednesday! It’s not spring…yet. However, with the abundance of florals yesterday for Valentine’s Day (note to self, don’t go to Trader Joe’s at 4:30pm on February 14th….what was I thinking???) I’m in the bird, bloom, blossom, petal, branch, all things natural history botanical flora fauna zone. That’s a genre. I’m also painting […]

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Love Bird

It’s the pretty in pink season and I’m in! I naturally veer to a pink and green palette but when the season celebrates it, I joyfully ride the red, pink, magenta, ballet slipper wave. I’m just back from a brief getaway to a gift trade show, both for work and fun, inspiration and connection. Mission […]

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Year of the Rabbit

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the Year of the Rabbit! From most accounts I’ve read, the rabbit symbolizes peace, hope, tranquility, beauty and grace. Or…a calmer, more gentler year. This is the year that we are supposed to enjoy relaxation & contemplation. I like this calendar holiday as I’ve always felt January 1st is too […]

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Make a List

Hey there! Hope everyone had a good “back to normal” après holiday week! Is there such a thing anymore? My normal consisted of lots of website updates, administrative details that I’d prefer to procrastinate, vintage book buying, a few runs, a dip into green juice, a dip back into homemade chocolate bark, the usual back […]

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Happy (almost) New Year!

Here we are, at the end of the “in between week” heading into 2023. This is one of my favorite times of year…it’s both lounge-y and busy in different ways and feels suspended, as if the world is somewhat on pause. Tomorrow I’ll do my annual informal list of things that worked great (do more) […]

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Happy Holidays!

Twas almost the night before Christmas…and life feels good & full. After years of rushing around working until the last minute, I made a deliberate decision to set a deadline to be “done”. Which of course is an arbitrary “done” because there is always ALWAYS something to do! But i did things for me this […]

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