Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crazy Grandma times

On July 28th, my older daughter was hard at labor to produce her daughter. We were separated by many miles but as I stood with my feet in the water of Slocan Lake trying to send her strength and love, I felt the presence of her grand and great grand parents.

great grandmother "Mom Cox"

great grandmother Laura

grandparents Paul and Doris
 who would have been thrilled with this first and only (so far) great grand child...

 Welcome L.J.

I looked at the water moving away in ripples from my feet and felt connected. Ripples moving out. Bless all the parents and the children and the children to come.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


When people think about Canada, they generally don't think about how hot it can be in summer. I ordered this dress on the internet for those hot, sunny days. While it is lovely, colorful and cool, it really was quite "muu-muu-ish".

So I took in and shortened the sleeves, shortened the hem, added a belt and a hat and I am ready for the Farmer's Market. 

You can check out my town's farmer's market here:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Days

Nymph     20x16 acrylic

I painted this image several years ago. It was inspired by a vintage photo. It reminds me of my Mother (I don't know why, but I gave her the red hair anyway). It has become one of my keepers and is going to be hung in the bath.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

just because it's monday

Dark Wine Goddess  16x20 acrylic collage

I made these silly collages several years ago but
I still like them. They have stuffed velvet arms and plastic bunches of grapes. Plus some crocheted grapes!

White Wine Goddess  16x20 acrylic collage

I may have to find room for them in the dining room.

You can check out the New Denver library here:

Friday, July 11, 2014

I will buy my materials elsewhere..

Hobby Lobby health insurance is said to cover viagra and vasectomies. Why are just women being singled out?

I will continue to boycott Hobby Lobby and any other company that I am aware of that discriminates against women.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

because it's wednesday

Pinkie's Prom Dress   16x16 acrylic

This is a painting from several years ago. I made it after attending a terrific workshop with Mike Svob. He had a great affect on my interest in bright colors. Mike is certainly not a beige kinda guy. I've grown so fond of this painting and the fact that it signaled a significant direction in my style that she has become part of my permanent collection. Pinkie is currently watching over me in the kitchen.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Post Canada Day---and Norma Bates

Canada flag on weathered boards

I must say that I enjoyed my first Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. You can check out my Canada Day parade experience at:

Does anyone else really like the clothes that Norma Bates is wearing on the series Bates Motel?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day

Hope you have a happy Canada Day. We are off to the festivities in Silverton.

You can also check out my new blog at :
It's about my new hometown.