Transitions... and What's Going On?

Not a bad place to work, right?  After teaching for 29 years, it is going to take some time to get used to this being my office. It's quiet. And it's all on me to make it happen here.  However, it's really fun, too!

 There's lots of art making going on here right now. I am working on my mailing list as well, planning to send out monthly messages about what I'm up to in the studio, workshops I'm teaching, my art sales, online shops, etc.  If you would like to get these updates, write your email address in the comments below. 
(I will delete it quickly, I promise!)
A new print just went up for sale in my Etsy shop, click on the link below: Pomegranate print
This week I am the featured artist, showing my sketchbooks on : My Giant Strawberry Take a look! 
I am really having fun on Instagram, follow me here:

And in time for all the protests this weekend, I still have a few of these left:

Let me know if you want one. Have a great last week…

Swan Song + Viewing and Making Art

Big news here...   I quit my teaching job of 20 years! I'm not quite sure what I will be doing next, but I do know it will include making a lot more art. And looking for work. (Want to hire me?) I have been teaching for 29 years - wow, how did that happen? I'm feeling kind of burnt out and ready for something new.
 Here are the last projects I did with my students. Above - CD weavings, made by all the students 1st-8th grade. We used old CDs as looms, warping out from the center, then weaving in a spiral. We strung them all together to create this beautiful wall hanging for the new stairwell of the upper school.

 Above, clay bells, made by 7th graders. This project was so fun! We made stamps out of clay, fired them and then used them to add texture to our clay bells. The kids and I loved using each other's stamps to create beautiful patterns.

 A few days ago I took the train to Sacramento to visit a dear friend who recently moved there. We spent the afternoon at the Crocke…

I'm Back! CHOOSE LOVE prints in my etsy shop

This print is now up in my etsy shop, proceeds going to the ACLU. It comes in different sizes, too!

Choose LOVE

It's time to choose LOVE, people! So much hatred has been spread around this country the last few months. Enough is enough!

New Life, New Art

It feels great to be back in my studio (now and then, not nearly enough) making art again. I moved a year ago up into the hills of Berkeley, and these paintings, a few of which I've put up here, reflect my new surroundings.
 I love living up here, surrounded by trees. A cute little fox has been hanging around, I think to check out the chickens in the garden behind me. Almost every day I see him and deer, crows, hawks, and so many other birds I can't keep track of. I walk my dog on the most beautiful trail at the end of my street every day, sometimes twice.
 The view of the bay that I see while driving up and down the mountain is astonishingly different every time I look. Amazing! I live here? WOW!
And, I have this wonderful new love in my life, that is just the most incredible relationship I've ever experienced. I never could have imagined a few years ago, that I would be here right now.
Living THIS life.
So, lots to celebrate!

My most recent paintings, and a few past on…
My heart is in your hands
Better late than never, right?
I hope you had a day full of love!
New paintings up at Collector. Come see! I'll be there this Friday night.