A Humbling Retreat


The signs were all there. I slept poorly, I was still tired when I awoke, the studios were in disarray and I had to scramble to clean up and tidy them in time for each class. I began to hide papers for a “later review”, and reviewing didn’t happen. One day I noticed that commissions…

Healing Cloth?


I don’t know why I never thought of it before! Acrylic transparencies and alcohol have been part of my creating toolkit for quite a while now, and seeking more saturated colors, I added acrylic inks to the mix. Without the binder’s presence, the inks’ hues were clearer, brighter and when exposed to alcohol, offered felicitous…

And the Gold Orb?


What is reality? Is it what we are able to see and therefore declare it real? Is it a belief or a fact proven by scientific methods? When I posted a watercolor and ink sketch of a glass vase filled with tulips and daffodils on social media; it got an enormous amount of attention. It…

The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore*


A few weeks ago I wrote that I was committed to Embracing Grace in my everyday living, and as such I am keenly aware of how my thoughts and emotions, if not acknowledged and integrated, lead to behaviors that are misaligned with my intentions. Such was the case this past weekend when I awoke to…

Be Safe: Stay Grounded, Respect Your Path and Open Your Heart


The latest Door Protector was installed 2 weeks ago and my client reports seeing significant energy shifts in her life.  The movement actually started as soon as she commissioned it. A well respected body-centered psychotherapist and much admired singer and song-writer, Linda M. ordered the sacred art as an important relationship was ending. And in…

Just Watching


Awoke with a sense of deep sadness I could not shake in meditation. Looking for a change in perspective, I considered driving to the beach, sit on the sand and simply watch the waves crash and kiss the sky. Taking in the sheer vastness of such spectacle, hearing the wind catch my wayward thoughts and…

Homage to an Unlikely Arts Advocate


My mother was indeed an unlikely arts advocate. Her formal education ended in the second grade, and it is unclear why she could not continue to attend school. Maybe language, or poverty or both were barriers. Fleeing from Romania’s political upheaval, she arrived in Argentina at age 6 with her seamstress mother and 4 siblings…

What They Did for Love


After a very busy weekend I found myself reflecting on the past weeks’ events and noticed that in my conversations with clients and friends, there was a running theme; women were experiencing transformative awakenings. I also noticed that many of them owned Door Protectors for various lengths of time and some spoke of decisions made…

Embracing Grace


  It is how I create and teach others to create. Embracing Grace is an attitude of openness to the realm of the unknown with innocence and trust. It is also a heightened state of alertness to what is there in the present moment and allows me to discern the motivations behind the choices I…

Is it Mostly About Endings?


  The woman who installed this door protector in her home approximately a month ago wrote that so far, this has been mostly a journey about significant endings. She noticed which relationships or aspects of some of these liaisons drained her energy, and resolved to keep clear boundaries around them. Laura C.  knows that she…

The Arousing Symphony of Spring


Can you feel the excitement this painting conveys? The colors and textures bespeak of Spring, new growth, sunshine, and fun. Its vividness stimulates all the senses sweeping us in an arousing symphony that brings about pure joy and fills out hearts with love. I created this mixed media painting on glass as a sample for…

A Painting as a Master Bedroom Feng Shui Adjustment


  I was privileged to spend ten fabulous days in Carmel, California creating this painting directly on the glass pane, to serve as an energetic adjustment for a master bedroom window located above the master bed. Given the couple’s energies, stylized flowers, yellows, shrimpy rose, teal and a spark of violet were the colors I selected. Windows…