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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!


Yearly goal

Every year, I make a point to read a book a month. Let’s call this a hobby and a personal fulfillment activity. The books I read are chosen at random. Sometimes a title will surface in conversation or I drop by the UCLA thrift shop in West LA to spend time looking through hundreds of choices. As the months pass and the stack of books on my shelf grows, I feel a sense of accomplishment. At the beginning of the new year I give away all the books I read to friends, making room for the new ones.

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


Purple Rain

Yes, I know the purple is too purple-Really feeling the Purple Rain today.  I miss our out of the media wizard-Prince. Did you know he changed his name to a symbol to avoid power grabbing from the Music Industry? I recently watched a fascinating film titled: Thirty Seconds to Mars-w/ Jared Leto-about how toxic the music industry is. I thought the Art World was corrupt-anyway, I made these flowers for a client’s birthday party at g. Baldi in Beverly Hills with a painting in process in the background-



Cadaques at night


I was happy to have stayed in this amazing village for four days-Cadaques,Spain


Cadaques for Dinner


Taking myself out to dinner in this lovely town on the Costa Brava, Spain


Gordes Market Day and Van Gogh



Breathtaking views and brilliant countryside flavors


He told me he loves picking flowers too-Vincent Van Gogh Asylum, St. Remy, FranceIMG_1674


I love this painting by Van Gogh! As part of my New Year’s challenge, I set out to read a book each month. So far I have completed 7 and one is in progress. A little short on my goal, who’s counting-IMG_1686 IMG_1696 IMG_1733

Ah the light! There is something very special about the light in Provence. I took this photo on the Asylum grounds, which in itself is timeless.