Monday, November 13, 2017

November is here!

Colder temperatures have arrived with some snow flakes here and there.  I just finished two shows and had a great time at each one. I enjoyed both the art show and the Lebanon Quilter's Guild Show.  I am always amazed to see everyone's creativity.  All the different forms of art and all the beautiful Quilts which are truly an art form in themselves.

It is always hard work setting up and taking down each show but so well worth it to talk with my many collectors.  In this month of Thanksgiving I am truly grateful for you.  I Thank-you for collecting my art and your always wonderful compliments.  It fills me with joy and my desire to create.

Now that the winter months approach  I hope to get back to my studio.  I have not painted since August.  The passing of my Mom has been a very difficult time for me.  Every day I miss her so much.  I was so blessed to have her in my life and have her as my Mom.

I wish for you a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!





Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welocome October!

It is hard to believe that October is here!  The days are getting cooler...except for a wonderful warm last week in September.  I prefer the warmer weather but love the colors of Autumn that will soon appear everywhere..  I have been taking many walks in a Park by my home and seeing the beauty of nature.  I am unable to paint at this time due to grieving my sweet Mom who I miss so very much.  It feels like yesterday since she passed.  My thoughts are constantly about her.  My memories overwhelming. Enjoy Autumn walks, cooler weather and harvest time of pumpkins and apples!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 2017

My wonderful Mom passed away on August 5, 2017.  I was so very blessed with the kindest, most loving Mom ever.  She has been my inspiration, my best friend and the joy of my life.  I can not imagine my life without her.  She always encouraged me in my art and stood with me all my life.  She has been with me through everything from my first steps, school, marriage, sadly divorce and always the person I went to talk to about everything.
 She told me the day she brought me home from the hospital that I looked at her and smiled.  I will always smile when I remember my most wonderful Mom.
She will be missed by all whose life she touched especially her four daughters myself, Linda, Mary and Anne.
God has another angel and I know my Dad is happy to have his wife back at his side.

My Mom celebrating 88 years on February 4, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Summer is going too fast!

I can not believe it is almost August already!  The summer has gone by so fast already!  I spent most of July at shows.  I had a wonderful 9 days exhibiting and painting at the Kutztown Folk Festival!  What a great show seeing everyone, my collectors and fellow artisans. We had mostly nice weather and there was so much to see and do.  I enjoyed my morning walk seeing the farm animals, beautiful quilts, enjoying all the wonderful arts and crafts and even some of the great Pennsylvania German food!
 I enjoyed my show last weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Another favorite show, the Quilt Odyssey.  Beautiful quilts and lots to shop for in fabric, sewing and quilting supplies.  Enjoy the rest of Summer.  I am looking forward to studio time, sketching outdoors and my daily walks at the park near my home!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Welcome June!

The month of June brings roses and the first summer flowers!  June in Pennsylvania is cooler then usual this year.  The weather is not as warm and sunny as in other year's past.  There is more rain then normal reminding me of the years I lived in Oregon.  Hoping for better weather soon.
I am getting ready for my summer shows.  The Kutztown Folk festival starts soon and I have so much to do to be ready!
Enjoy the month of June!
"June Bridal Quilt"

"Rose Sampler"

Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome May!

The beautiful month of May.  All the flowers are in full bloom.  Trees come alive again with blossoms and leaves.  The wildflowers and bulbs awaken in the fields and garden.  Beautiful daffodils, tulips, iris and countless others fill the senses with fragrance and color!
Baby foxes are seen in the woods surrounding my studio. Warmer days and sunshine are here to stay!
Enjoy the beautiful month of May!
                                                               "May Baskets"

Friday, April 7, 2017

April showers bring May Flowers!

Lots of April Showers since the month started.  I see daffodils and crocus, hyacinth and a few budding trees.  The cold holds on between warm days.  I had a great show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania last week.  I enjoyed seeing everyone and having my first show of 2017!
 I am looking forward to Easter!  Right now I am finally in my studio and hope to get some painting done. 
Happy Spring! Happy Easter!