Monday, May 19, 2014


23 years. That's a long time. We, my husband Jim and I moved to Vermont in 1991. We left the hustle and bustle of New York for a life that was less hectic and a space that was less congested.  Now it seems we are going forward into a adventure and moving to Madison, Wisconsin.

I was recently offered a really wonderful job with a highly respected and outstanding apparel manufacture who is based out of Dodgeville, WI. Dodgeville is about 45 minutes west of Madison. It's a rural farming community with about 2,000 residents if you don't count the employees of Lands' End who make the commute into town on a daily basis. We will end up living somewhere in between. The moving trucks come in August and although that feels like it is at the very end of our (albeit short) summer I know it will be here quicker than I can imagine.

So now everyday involves so cleaning, organizing and de-stashing. We are having a huge yard sale this weekend. And I have decided to open up my studio and have a special moving sale.  I'll be selling many of my earlier works at a discount to move them out so I don't have to pack them. There will be collage, assemblages and prints. I will also be getting rid of a ton of rusty things, ephemera, old picture frames, what ever you need to make your own assemblages. I am not sure how big my studio will be in our new place, so I need to par down as much as possible.

Jack and I concurred the garage yesterday and one of the the garden sheds the week before. Making my lists and sticking to it as close as I can.

If you are in the Burlington area, don't be a stranger, come on by and say hi! (or good-bye, I suppose, as it shall be.) There will be lots of bargains and goodies out there on the lawn....

877 Old Creamery Rd
Williston, VT 05495

Friday, May 23rd: 9am to 3 pm
Saturday May 24th: 9 am to 4 pm

Feels good to let go of all these things. And give them to homes that will love them as much as I have.

Be well friends.  I'll post more later this week. There's so much going on for me right now and I do want to share it with you.

Monday, May 12, 2014

NEW Upcoming Classes - June 21-22 2014- at DAVIS STUDIOS- Burlington VT

I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaching at Davis Studio this summer. Two FULL day workshops. Back to Back. 

It's a mixed media weekend extravaganza!

DAY 1-
Saturday June 21 2014
9 AM- 3PM


The symbolism linked to birds goes back to the ancient world, where birds were considered to be a supernatural connection between the gods and men. In many Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, birds can represent immortality. In East Indian and Christian mythologies birds represent the soul. These soul houses are a safe haven for your hopes and dreams. This class will introduce you to the art of assemblage as you learn to construct basic house forms that have relevance and meaning in your own world. You will learn the basics of assemblage construction as well as plot a creative journey through storytelling, personal myth and metaphor. You will take away power new ideas about process and art making.

Supply list provided upon registration – don't worry!

Clean out your junk drawer and/or gather up the bits and pieces that you have been collecting with the thought of doing something with it. This is the something you have been waiting for.

$110 ($200 for Altered Book & Soul Houses)
Register at the DAVIS STUDIO website

SUNDAY June 22 2014
9 AM-3PM

Books Unbound: 

An Altered Book Workshop

$110 ($200 for Altered Book & Soul Houses)

Register at the DAVIS STUDIO website
This workshop will have you gluing, cutting, painting and tearing up old books to create 3 dimensional works of art. We will break all rules set into place by librarians and school teachers who told you books were meant to be kept on shelves. This class will offer you a space freely develop your own personal narrative with found objects; transforming ordinary pages of text into something mythical and profound, using something as simple as an old book as your base. We will bravely enter into creative new territories in this process oriented class.

SAVE $20 when you register for both -

Classes will be held at 
Davis Studio 
4 Howard Street, 
Burlington, VT

Davis Studio for more information:  
email :

Don't delay. Class size is limited. This is the only time I will be teaching these classes in 2014.

Hope to see you in the classroom!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Local Art: Mark Lorah at SPACE Gallery

SPACE Gallery on Pine Street has a great new exhibition. I was able to see out Mark Lorah's work during First Friday Art Walk. I really loved Mark's use of color and layering. If you get a chance, definitely check out his work. It's lovely. 

"Mark Lorah creates vivid, abstract paintings in oil in his new series of work ‘Alternate Energy’ this May at The Space Gallery. Lorah explores the fraught relationship between structure and material with his bright and graphic work on panels and aluminum. Lorah also incorporates unconventional materials such as tar, wax, and velvet flock to express the necessity of the irrational act, and the nature of existence."

266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat from 12 – 5pm