Friday, April 11, 2014

I can't believe that it has been a year since my trip to Mexico City with Arts Aftercare.  These paintings are a few of the collection I took with me.  In 2 weeks I'll be attending their art therapy training conference in Seattle and am really looking forward to it.  Do what you love to end what you hate.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I want to believe you are a hoarder.

I am the kind of broken that you don't put in the garage sale box.
I am the kind of broken you don't sneak into the donation box
cause I would make you look bad.
I go straight to the trash.

I want to believe you will fix me
but it is more likely
that like me
you put broken things in a cupboard next to the phone books and pencil jar and batteries.

They get burried.
They wait to be fixed,
until in a moment of frustration; clarity
losses are cut and things get "cleaned out".

I am the kind of broken that is labeled AS IS.
I am the kind of broken that has a disclaimer.

I want to believe you are a hoarder.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

After 6 months of quiet here is a post that was inspired by an encouragement from a friend.

People who work with their hands are laborers.
People who work with their hands and their heads are craftsmen.
People who work with their hands and their heads and their hearts are artists.

If that is true, my hope is that in all I do I am an artist.

BE who you are.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

New Shoot

Here are some photos I did for some friends.  (Same location as the last! :) What can I say it is a great spot!) In other news my indie bandita show went really well and I am glad I made myself do it and I am glad for all the people who showed up.  If you're one of them THANKS!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Upcoming Holiday Show

Please come see my work and the work of many other local artists on Sunday, November 27th from 10am-8pm at the Bainbridge Island Commons.  This is NOT your typical Christmas Bazaar!  Fun quirky work for sale many with holiday themes, but certainly not all.  Do some LOCAL holiday shopping instead of buying imported goods.  For more info check out the website

Monday, October 31, 2011

what to wear

"I've only got one thing to wear and it's got Made by Jesus on the tag and the purity of Jesus lies over a heart and His transparency burns the cataracts off the soul." - Ann Voskamp

Humbled by this this morning and not having a lot of words about it, but wanted to share it none the less.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Twits

"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face.  And when that person has ugly thoughts every  day, every week, every year the face gets uglier and ugllier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. 
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.  You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl

Eli, Jonah and I just finished reading "The Twits" by Roald Dahl.  I have a great affection for his writing as it is British and he doesn't candy coat things.  He writes children's books but people die and he uses large words and the boys still sit captivated and quiet as I read.  Any way I liked this quote from the book and thought it was poignant as I am working on living a life of gratitude.

Side note:  Eli is playing with a tonka rescue helicopter in the back ground and singing the MASH theme song.  What well rounded children I will have...