Tuesday, May 28, 2013


"Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."
-Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

Acrylic, graphite in art journal. 
True Free Spirit inspired.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free at Last

 My dearest and oldest friend Ed died a couple of weeks ago.  My journal is full of journaling and drawings lately in his honor.
 Ed was an old school kinda guy that has taken care of his mother for 10 years.  Taking care of his mother for 10 years was a double edged sword for Ed.  Although he enjoyed the final 10 years of her life, it took a tremendous toll on him.  Ed's mother died one month ago at 90 yrs old.  Ed of course was mourning her death, but was finally planning his decent to Florida.  Life for Ed was finally just beginning....he would be free to hang out by the pool all day and travel to all the places he had longed to visit and experience.    In the last month the "old Ed" I first met, a happy go lucky, fun, stress free kinda guy emerged again.  This was FINALLY  Ed's time to live....truly live
Exactly one month after Ed's mother died,  Ed died in his sleep.
I miss my friend horribly.  I miss his dry wit and huge heart.  I miss his old school ways.  I miss his laughter. I miss being called "angel".   I just miss Ed.
If you are a caregiver, please remember to take time for yourself.  Respite care is not a privilege, it is mandatory.
You are free at last now Ed.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change...
Courage to change the things I can
and Wisdom to 
know the difference.....

They say art reflects our life.  Without going into detail, this stands true with me.
9x12" oil and acrylic on stretched canvas.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


'Its's just life, so keep dancing through."

This piece was inspired by Wicked the musical, the witch offering Snow White the poisoned apple in Snow White and the seven dwarfs.......and life experiences.

Acrylic, distress ink, spraypaint and panpastels on a 16x20"  birch cradled panel.