Crafting an Artful Life: Imaginative Musings on Creativity

Relief in Nature and Nature in Relief
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Relief in Nature and Nature in Relief

I recently celebrated another trip around the sun with a bit of time off. I know, shocker alert! I’m not one to leave the studio often. Now I’m back in the throes of my 35th anniversary retrospective happening this summer. Stay tuned for more! If you’ve followed my work for long, you’ll know that June…

Easy Being Green + The Difference Between Filigree & Granulation
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Easy Being Green + The Difference Between Filigree & Granulation

After months of waiting, all is green again here. Kermit might have found green a challenging color to be, but I revel in my fully tree-canopied yard. I literally can’t get enough of looking up at the vivid blue sky through the lush leaves of my giant water oaks. Ok, so I’ve all but given…

35 Years: Forging Ahead with a Mouse and a Pond Skimmer
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35 Years: Forging Ahead with a Mouse and a Pond Skimmer

Spring here continues in all its glory. The trees are nearly leafed out, which means soon I’ll be able to stop skimming oak flowers out of the fish pond. Skimming them does no good for the many displaced cervical discs in my neck, but it’s so calming that I can’t resist. This is how I…