New Work

Apr 27, 2018 | Artwork, Flowers, Nature

I’ve been creating some new work for my Floral Echoes series. I started this series over a year ago and along the way, I’ve sharpened my ideas about what I want it to express and how. These new pieces are more painterly. They allow for more interpretation and, in some cases more abstraction of, the ...

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Star Flowers

Sep 6, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Nature

A few “Night Sky” Petunias. A flower I love because of the way it evokes the cosmos and provides us with diurnal stars. These are from a friend’s garden in Breukelen, Holland.

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Going Home

Dec 16, 2015 | Inspiration, Nature, Travels

  I’m not angling to turn this into a travel blog but I do have travel on my mind as I’ve done a lot of it over the past few months, so here we are again. Last week I talked about traveling to new places. That led me to think about another trip I’ve recently ...

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Japan

Have you ever traveled to a place that made you feel like you’ve been given a new set of eyes ?, Or which proved that sometimes things can actually be as beautiful as you thought they would be ? That’s how I felt when my husband and I spent two weeks in Japan this past ...

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From the Garden 

Aug 26, 2014 | Nature

  A shot from the garden: I found these tiny, beautiful spheres while taking a walk through the garden this morning to see what was new.

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A Foraged Flower Arrangement

Jun 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy, Nature

  I visited one of my favorite foraging spots in Rome today. I discovered it through a friend who generously shared her foraging knowledge with me. She did so when I told her how much I love flowers and that I was trying to gravitate towards using more seasonal, local varieties in my arrangements.* When ...

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A Break from Winter with a Summertime Palette

Feb 12, 2014 | Flowers, Nature, Palette

As much as I enjoy the change of seasons, sometimes I wouldn’t mind if Winter were a little shorter. That’s why I decided to go through some old photos and take a break from the Winter with this summertime palette. I gathered these flowers this past Summer while back in the U.S. visiting my father. ...

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Frances Palmer Pottery

Nov 11, 2013 | Design, Inspiration, Nature

Today I got to meet an artist I really admire. Her name is Frances Palmer and she’s a ceramicist based in Connecticut. I’d been hearing her name from friends in the flower world and spotting articles about her about her beautiful pottery everywhere. I had the pleasure of visiting her studio for a holiday sale ...

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Flowering on Block Island

Nov 5, 2013 | Flowers, Nature

Block Island is a small island about thirteen miles off the coast of Rhode Island. It’s covered in wildflowers and plants that festoon the island with a variety of colors as the seasons change. Summer begins with bushes of wild pink roses and ends with the dark jewel tones of blackberries. Then a golden, glowing ...

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