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September 21, 2019

                                                                        Split, Croatia

Res...

July 30, 2019

                                           Prepping the wall (Photo: Finn Pedersen)

Part three (!) and final post on my mandala mural process.  As with many projects...

March 4, 2019

As I wrote in my last post, this mandala mural design developed into a theme of Mexican folk art. I say "developed" because I really didn't plan it that way. I don't conciously work in any kind of theme, but it wasn't until I started gathering images that I was drawn t...

February 14, 2019

Painting  La Rinconada,  2014 (Photo: Todd McIntosh)

People often ask me how I came to make mandalas, what my inspiration is, and what my technical and creative processes are like. I recently received a new commission and so I thought I would blog about it fro...

July 20, 2018

 Coffee "shop" in the middle of nowhere outside of Taos.

     I hope you had a chance to read Part One of this post, where I talk about amazing residency experiences offered by The VCCA in Virginia, and Le Moulin à Nef in France. These next two residencies wer...

May 14, 2018

Memento Mori: Path. Second of Three Panels. Created at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain.

    Imagine waking up in a gorgeous, centuries old Moorish olive mill to an amazing light across the mountains outside your window. There is a wonderful cook and pamper person t...

February 26, 2018

 photos: Linda Laino

"I feel the delightful, velvety  texture of a flower and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me."

~ Helen Keller

     I had my hands in a fair amount of glue today when it occurred to m...

February 2, 2018

Our old, huge, 1800 sq. foot barn-turned-studio, surrounded by big trees in Virginia, circa 2000

Virginia Studio ↓

What do people do if they don't create? I am not even trying to be facetious. How do they figure things and make sense of things and let go of things? Art-m...

January 22, 2018

  Passing Song

(collection of Lauren Linowitz)

"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"~ David Attenborough
 

     Is there anyone who doesn't adore bir...

January 7, 2018

 The moon from my roof brings an added sweetness to the night.

     Does the thought of waking with the dawn make you feel like you have been delivered a kind of death sentence? Or does your body naturally orient itself to the rhythm of the sun and feel energized by it....

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