Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Sending my love near and far,
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Visible Tears

My heart goes out to all the families, friends and community of Newtown, Conn., as they mourn their great loss. There are no words of comfort, I send you my prayers.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



There is a wonderful trail in the woods, just a five minute walk from the beach. Mogul and I haven't missed many days this fall. 

Friday, November 23, 2012


We have so much to be thankful for. A year ago my husband was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic  leukemia, last week he had his six month check-up after his chemo treatments and he passed with flying colors!

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is full of love and hope!

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Promise Fulfilled

My beautiful friend, Katrin, commissioned me to draw portraits of her two daughters a few years ago. Her daughters were teenagers at the time but she wanted portraits done from their baby books. She handed me two beautiful leather-bound photo albums with tissue paper between each page, each book lovingly telling the story of her family. I was honored to be trusted with her precious books and I was even a bit nervous for fear they would get damaged somehow. After hours, days, weeks of pouring over the photos I fell in love with Katrin, Nina and Maike, and these were the two portraits I drew for Katrin.

In the fall of 2010 Katrin asked me to draw a portrait of her Father. Unfortunately she fell ill with breast cancer and all winter while she had treatments of chemo, I was taking care of Sage and Malach. The kids and I were constantly sick with colds that season and I wasn't able to see Katrin at all. Much to my sorrow she died in the early spring last year. In honor of Katrin I wanted to do the portrait of her father for her family.
Finally this summer I have been able to pick up my pencil again and fulfill my promise. There was a point while drawing her father that Katrin's face was staring up at me, for awhile she was all I could see... I had to tell her to go away so I could concentrate on her dad. He died the year before Katrin, perhaps they are together now.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Window View

                    This is the one I've been waiting for!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

All in a Day

Waiting for the osprey, that never showed up while I had my camera, I started to notice the sky...