This little kitty…

Meet Max.  He loves to hide under his favorite blanket and attack anything that tries to move in front of him.  It's hard to believe that he was once a shy kitten rescued with his "sister" from the San Diego Humane Society. Now he is king of the household, photobombing his person's Zoo...

To Catch a Tiger….

As an anniversary treat, my husband and I spent our special day at the San Diego Botanic Garden (a must-visit if you are in the area) and then stopped off at the Butterfly Farms just down the road. I took a ton of photos that day, but one that jumped out as something I HAD to paint was...

Enough is enough!

It's been a long few months.  Exhausting, emotional, trying months.Everyone has been stressed and on edge.And then we saw that video.  That awful truth. We watched as George Floyd was murdered, in cold blood, while other officers just watched and did nothing. That was the the last straw.  After so m...

Happy New Year, 2020!

Wishing you a very happy Lunar New Year of the White Metal Rat!We have a tradition in our family of sending out our yearly letter by Lunar New Year instead of Christmas.  Christmas time is usually very hectic -- end of the semester, travel to visit in-laws.... it's just easier to write...

Remembering Connie

On this All Souls Day or Dia de los Muertos, let's take a moment and remember the life and love of Connie, my friend's dog.

Connie was born to be a service dog and spent several months in training.  She loved being helpful, and was very patient with people, but showed some ...

Story Portrait of Wacky

This is Wacky's story:Wacky was my best friend when I was a little girl in Missoula, Montana.  I don’t remember much of her kittenhood, but she must have been adorable – all cream with dark brown smudges on her ears, nose, paws and tail.  But by the time I was 4, she was my very bestes...

Story Portrait

A new way to celebrate the special love we share with our furry family members
I took a mixed media workshop last week and while we were all writing down affirmations to be the hidden background of our pieces, it occurred to me that I could paint portraits that way -- with the story of the anima...

Adventures in Iceland

In mid-August, my husband and I went to Iceland.  He went for a conference... and I went as moral support... If you've never been, you should put it on your list!  It's a beautiful place and the people are warm, generous and have a great sense of humor. Everyone in Reykjavik spoke excellent English ...