Tag Archives: #inspiration

Studio Visit

My niece and nephew came over to make Valentines at my studio the other day. We had a great time! I taught Liliana how to curl ribbon with scissors while Vaughn twirled around us dressed in the ribbon and feathers he discovered on my shelves. Next time we are going to paint, maybe when they are older I will teach them about Jackson Pollack!


Oregon: The Real Deal

One of my favorite things to do is visit my Aunt and Uncle in Oregon. When I was 10 years old, I got on a plane by myself to see them. I remember picking blackberries, digging in their vegetable garden, walking along the river, inhaling fresh air, looking out the window at miles of the open space all around us and the gentle people I continue to meet. Here are some photos of my most recent trip: end of May 2017

Wine tasting

Teatime on the terrace

My uncle’s pot

House cat: Shino, named after a glaze my uncle invented

Heavenly shrimp pizza on imported sourdough crust from Crete, Greece

Garden roses

Hiking in Malibu

IMG_6041.jpgWhat a lovely day to be outside! 4 miles through the canyons of Malibu. Hiking inspires my art. I love to look at the beautiful colors and views of the ocean.


Eugene, Oregon

One of my favorite things to do is visit my Uncle Hank Murrow(master potter) and Aunt Beverly Murrow(the queen of quilt making) in August. The wildflowers are in full bloom-pears, peaches, strawberries and blackberries are ripening too.  The days are long and the sun is hot…enjoy your travels this summer! Explore, create, saturate, meet and mingle!                            Go Out Doors…..



 My happy place: hiking in the hills.  I am a true nature lover at heart. I took this photo yesterday as the sun was setting and we were heading back to the car after a long hike-


Books over boyfriends

Dipping into this wonderful book!