Ida Mae and a maternal linage of artists

I study Ida Mae, my maternal great-grandmother, as she paints flowers in her sunroom. The watercolors fascinate as they swirl and run across the paper in an unpredictable way. I said, “What do you think of my art?”. She said, “It’s not classically beautiful but it’s interesting and that is art.” She tells me her eyesight is…

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Love Letter Collection

I’m working on a new series of love letters evolving from mermaid alphabet. Below are the quotes that I have collected so far on Pinterest. Are these some that seem to jump out at you? My goal is to find one a day that rings true in the purest and most loving way. My favorite today…

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Crystal Weapons

I’ve always been interested in geology and of course crystals. Recently this image connected me with another creative spirit, Diane. Her recently published book on crystal use is something I’m looking forward to reading. Diane Sova is devoted to bringing love and light and laughter to everyone she meets. She travels the world, making the…

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Aqua Art Show Public Reception at Sandbox Coffeehouse

Ventura, CA – Announcing Aqua, a group art show featuring local artists. The show is on display from November 17th, 2016 through January 5th, 2017 at the Sandbox Coffeehouse. The public reception is November 17th from 6:30–8:00 P.M. What does water mean to you? Explore artist’s interpretations of water in paintings and prints that reflect…

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Mermaid Alphabet

I was inspired by myths and to create an alphabet of mermaids. Each couple is unique and visually represents the challenges and the gifts of communicating with others. When I look at these letters they remind me of the diversity and the complexity of close relationships. A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the…

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