Saturday, December 26, 2009


Where have I been, what am I doing and what will be next?

It's difficult to believe that it has been so long since I have posted. I have been here. 24/7. We have a retail business. A great one. One that some people call a "mom and pop" operation. The kind that is a pleasure to shop. Sales staff that have been with us a long time. That care. That know everything about the product. NOT a "big box" store, where you are just a number. The economy has brought me back to work. Those big box stores are trying to crush us, but they won't succeed. Now it's all about the discount. Does anyone care about quality and service anymore? We do.

Did you know that in the 50's , 60's and 70's, only about 5% of items were ever discounted. People cared about the quality of an item. If it would last and could they count on a merchant to stand behind what they sold. In the 80's and 90's it became all about how fast can you get rid of something......just discount it and throw it away.

I could go on, but I know one looses their audience quickly here. My point is that I have too busy working to post, let alone visit anyone. It's been making me crazy.

Below are some photos of where I have been spending my time. Visit our website, you'll see what we do.

I have been getting into my studio at night. Between 10 and midnight I created some gifts for my family. Below is a tribute to my mother in law for my husband. She is a dear soul who was a miracle worker in the kitchen, especially when it came to holiday ravioli.

Painted and photoshopped portrait with copper, fabric, stitching, found objects, acrylic medium, antique brass ravioli cutters found in Italy, acrylic paint.

I am thrilled to say that I will soon be appearing in L K Ludwigs new book "Creative Wildfire". I feel honored to be a part of such a talented group of artists. You can pre-order at

I am currently appearing in Artful Journaling by Stampington. the article is about travel journaling. I also have work in the holiday issue of Somerset Studio.

I am also thrilled that my work has been juried into the show "Contemporary Voices" which will be opening at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia in January.

May all of you experience a healthy, joyful, creative and peaceful New Year.

With love,