April 17, 2013

upcoming show excitement..

Amy Ruppel  Grey Whale 
Our next exhibit Sea to Sea is coming in May with beautiful paintings by the one and only Amy Ruppel and introducing the incredible Rachel Blumberg!  Stop by the opening which marks our TENTH year in business ... and meet these two artists in person. May 4th from 5 p.m.

April 12, 2013

Sky blue

That's what this photo was all about.  I just got lucky with the cows being in the shot.

April 11, 2013


Sometimes nature speaks to you in light. You can answer by painting it.

April 10, 2013

Sneak peek of ...

our 10th year celebration exhibitions!  I am so incredibly excited about this one
Rachel Blumberg and Amy Ruppel

A little bit of Pacific meets Atlantic.
More coming ...

Water temperature

I think that no matter the water temperature - the ocean is  a grand place to spend at least a  day or better yet a week at.

April 08, 2013

Slanted and Steep

As you may know there are great steep hills in the city of San Francisco. I truly love it there.

April 04, 2013

Mysterious Yards

Do you ever walk by a yard in a neighborhood that you have never been in and think up an entire story from what you have seen?  I have. This Berkeley yard told me a yarn a mile long. And it all started with a can of perfect pink paint.

April 03, 2013

Ocean dreaming

It's almost time to go for an adventure at Ordione State Park. That's where the seaglass lives. That's where the barnacles are. That's where we find the smoothest white stones and the itty-bitty ceramic chips from the boat's kitchens. April is a good month for beach walking here in New England.

April 02, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!

It's April 2 and my mother's birthday! She was always there for me growing up, helping me achieve my artistic dreams, encouraging me to try things I didn't know (like piano lessons for over 10 years!) and taking me to art lessons every Saturday morning. She made sure we went on adventures and to camp in the summer. I am so grateful for my mother's guidance and her spirit even when things were not perfect for her. She was a secretary at the Pentagon for Admiral Byrd in the 50's when he was exploring Antarctica. She went to Syracuse University and was an accomplished musician. She was a church organist in many different churches and sang solos in the choir.

Today - like every day for the past 5 years she has lived with us and is cared for by us as she lost her sight to macular degeneration. She doesn't play the piano anymore as she reads music and does not play by ear. She listens to books on CD and has a program that she attends with other people her age.  She still loves to sing however and music is still obviously a passion.  My daughters are completely happy that the have become so close to her during the past five years as prior to her moving in, she lived far away and was working and busy most of the time. Her visits were short so they didn't know her well.  It's been a readjustment for sure, trying at times and full of busy days having her live with us and we are glad to give back to her for what she did for our family all her life.  Happy Birthday Mom!

April 01, 2013

Hope springs eternal or

Just hoping for Spring. An older shot of a scene outside our front door. Life is full of wonderment. And color. Hoping for springtime for you wherever you may be!