A Feature About My Career Journey for Women’s History Month

Gillian Barnes from our Marketing and Communication Department at Endicott College asked me to speak about my art career as part of a feature for Women’s History Month. Gillian saw my calendar posted in a colleague’s office and wanted to know more about how I balance being an artist and working full-time as the Director…

2020 Literary Calendar

2020 Literary Calendar – The Pleasures of Reading I created a calendar with a literary theme this year entitled “The Pleasures of Reading”. I wanted to share my final calendar images with all of you. This calendar is my favorite so far! I thoroughly enjoyed focusing on painting the books and people engaged in the…

Illustrated Journal: The Thirsty Fish

Here is the text from this Illustrated Journal: I joined a writing group at the Zen Center, and our first meeting was September 24th. Gary, the man leading the group, put on this hat shortly after we arrived, and told us that we could call him “The Fool” going forward. I knew this was not…

Illustrated Journal: Morgan’s Studio

Here is the text from this Illustrated Journal Page: I attended Morgan’s open house at 222 Cabot Street, a lovely art deco building with picture windows. What a wonderful place to dream and paint. The fairy lights and lively plants made the space even more charming. I created some approximations of Morgan’s abstract paintings, though…

End of Summer Sale

Hello Everyone, I know it has been awhile since I posted, but I have taken the last 6 weeks to do some soul searching. I am happy to report that I made lots of great discoveries by engaging in the processes of collaging and journaling, and you will be hearing more from me soon. I…

What is Your One Word?

I recently attended a talk by Erik Qualman where he spoke about the digital legacy that we each create online. The brief exercise he had us complete really caught my attention, and felt compelled to share it – it was about identifying our one word. One of the aspects of leaving a positive digital legacy…

The Butterfly Charmer

Agatha did not discover her love for the cello until she reached her twenties. She had always been extremely active as a young child and participated in lots of sports; the thought of slowing down to play an instrument never crossed her mind. In college, Agatha’s music theory class took a field trip to a…

The Swan Keeper

  Yuuma, the swan keeper, is known for breeding swans of an unusual size. She is currently the keeper of a family of swans with a female (Pixie), male (Beau), and two babies (Bobby and Lucky). Yuuma works at the bird sanctuary, and her lake and cottage are attached to it via a bridge. She…

Nora’s Stitches

Nora is an exceptional seamstress that Adelle recruited to join the art colony some years back. Nora said she would come on one condition – her home and shop needed to have an unobstructed view of the sea, and Adelle granted her wish. Unlike the hustle and bustle of Paris, Nora loves hearing the gentle…

Flora and Feathers

Bernadette “Birdie” McGee is the founder of the bird sanctuary and the local bird shop on The Isle of Adelle. Birdie is the resident expert on all species of birds, and she is careful to fill new bird owners in on everything necessary to take excellent care of their bird friends. There are a few…

Carousel in the Sky

This image of miniature carousel horses has been floating around in my head since Christmas, so I am relieved to finally get it down on paper so that I can share it with you. The woman featured in this painting is Cayley, and she has one of the coolest professions I could think of –…