Thursday, January 16, 2020


"The poetry of earth is never dead."
                                                                                          --John Keats

Monday, January 13, 2020


These two tangles are simply repeating patterns with obvious layers -- that's what creates the effect.  And, as I think about most things in life, there are layers everywhere.  Some we love, some linger forever and some we can't get rid of fast enough.  That's what creates our stories, I guess.

"If you peel back the layers of your life -- the frenzy, the noise -- stillness is waiting.
That stillness is you."
                                                                        --Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A Winter Walk

"If the path be beautiful, 
let us not ask where it leads."
                                                                                                      --Anatole France

Monday, January 6, 2020

Home -- A New Twist

Well, better late than never.  Last summer I started this tangle with the intention of giving it as a gift to a native Iowan; however, my schedule got busy and the new school year started...and this piece remained unfinished in my large sketchbook.  Fast forward to this recent holiday break when I had a moment to think about my art projects.  As I opened the drawer that contained that sketchbook, I knew immediately this would be on the top of my "to-finish" list.  Above is the final product.

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."
                                                                                                              --Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A New Year

It's a new year along with a new decade.   As I prepped this entry I noticed that in other first-of-the-year posts I have also featured images of the infinite sea and sky along with their magnificent colors and textures.  The picture speaks of endless possibilities, the overwhelming power of the universe and the strength and life force in all things, including ourselves.  Essentially, this scene soothes my senses and speaks to my internal compass.  May 2020 be a year of clear vision as we rely on our own North Stars for guidance.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Holiday Lights Linger

"It's the first day of spring.  
That means this weekend I'll take down my Christmas lights."
                                                   --David Letterman

"I haven't taken my Christmas lights down.  
They look so nice on the pumpkin."
                                                    --Winston Spear

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Tree

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
                                                                                                                 --Larry Wilde