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Vacation in the Shenandoah Valley

This week Duane and I took a break to explore the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  Although the weather was overcast for most of the trip, we did get a good view from Mary’s Rock on our first foray onto Skyline … Continue reading

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Ocher Glaze #1

This is a piece that was inspired by some playing I had done a few months ago.  I was inspired by Jeannie Dobie’s book Making Color Sing and was exploring the glazing technique she discusses in the book.  I also … Continue reading

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Artwork – 1, Silverfish – 0

Today, a friend and I took a trip over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.  This exhibition was incredible – I’ve not seen this many historic watercolor paintings in one … Continue reading

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Blue Glass Perfume Bottle – Watercolor Illustration

This illustration was an interesting challenge.  The metalwork made me really think about what colors really represent gold in light, reflected light and shadows.

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Raspberry Lemon Cupcake – Watercolor and Watercolor pencil

This past Christmas, I received a set of watercolor pencils, which I’ve started playing with recently.  I’ve found that I prefer applying these pencils after I’ve laid down layers of watercolor paint.  Building up these layers adds richness and texture … Continue reading

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Update on Current Work

I’ve been working hard on some personal projects and I wanted to share some of them here.  The most recent piece, which I just finished today, is shown below.  It can be easy to focus a lot of time and energy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

A few months ago, I won a of copy of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s Slow Stitch from  It has a soft, fabric cover with an image of one of her indigo stitched experiments.  The photography is colorful and inspiring – a great picture … Continue reading

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