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We are in the depths of winter in Colorado right now. There is traditionally quite a lot of snow in March. But who knows about the weather these days? I was enchanted by the sun coming through my window as I worked this morning, while finishing another Interwoven Cuff. I am crazy about this new…

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      I continue to be captivated by the work of Paul Klee. This weekend I created another “Interwoven Cuff” inspired by one of his paintings from 1929, “Fire In The Evening.” Initially I was drawn to this painting simply in terms of its color- it’s cool, earthy dark-is blue and purple tones, sparked…

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Sorry I have been incommunicado for a while! Between the virus and the election and being incredibly busy with work (good stuff), I haven’t been able to carve out the block of time to post on this blog. But I’m back. I plan to get back to it at least a couple times a week…

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Today, after making my toast and coffee, I decided to read all the headlines in The NY Times- and then leave the news until the evening. I have found that listening to the news throughout the day only make me more anxious and more distracted, making it hard to focus on work. And I have…

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These are trying times. Most all of us are isolated indoors with the threat of the Corona virus looming. Uncertainty, anxiety, fear are just some of the feelings that I am having. What about you? For the first week or so, I could not fathom making a watercolor painting, or creating a new piece of…

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It’s that time of year when I am working mostly, and mostly working. I have three trade shows coming up within the next month. Outdoor Retailer is the trade show for my work in Nepal, with hand knit sweaters and accessories (next week) in Denver. After that, I fly to New York City for “Metal…

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February 2020 starts my year with the Trade Show season. I will be participating in both a new show (for me) in New York City called “Metal and Smith” which runs simultaneously with the gigantic show “New York Now” at the Javits Center. I will be at 518 West 38th street on February 3 and…

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Those of you that follow this blog, and my work, know that I am enchanted by watercolors. I love the free-flowing, unexpected nature of the medium and the way the colors interact and behave. My paintings have become a near-daily discipline. And I love painting each day. While on a run yesterday, I was hit…

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I feel myself moving into a kind of happy limbo between water color painting and mixed media. Also between painting what I see, and abstracting it. It’s an interesting place to be. I like the limbo. I love to paint flowers, landscapes, aspects of the natural world around them. But I am not that interested…

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