The Key

The Key, a show of my art and haiku, includes almost 50 large and small hand-dyed fabric art pieces. The exhibit is up from September through December, at Gilda’s Club, a cancer resource center at 10560 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305. There is an artist’s talk, open to the public, on Wed., October 12, 6:30-8:00 […]

What do Vikings and football have in common with breast cancer?

I am a breast cancer survivor. I am also the granddaughter, daughter, niece, cousin, and mother of women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis and/or breast cancer gene mutations. That is all one part of my life. There are other, much more interesting, delightful things I am doing. During this month of National Breast […]

Creative and Alive

Have you ever hated the process of learning something new? I prefer being good at things. But doing things “badly” might be how I eventually become effective. My newly opened Etsy shop is a case in point. I procrastinated but eventually started the process. Because I hold my breath when I am uncertain (depriving my […]


This photo of rain-soaked lily of the valley feels so fresh and alive and light of heart. This is an energy I welcome into my full life. I found out yesterday that I have been accepted into the Women’s Art Institute, a 4-week summer studio intensive offered by St. Catherine University, co-sponsored by Minneapolis College […]

My Wise Body Knew

This week I have been feeling restless, in my body and my brain and my emotions. Part of my restlessness is due to being between projects. Although I have not finished, I have reached a stopping point with a large number of related small projects. So I’ve been cleaning my studio and oiling my sewing […]

I Have a Dream

Take a look at the photo on the left. Click on it to see a bigger version. Do you see any images in it? This is a detail shot of a hand-dyed pillowcase, which is now headed to my soon-to-be Etsy store. I delight in the surprises inherent in hand dyeing fabric. I did not […]

Choice-ful Spiritual Cookies

I’ve had a rough week . . . and a wonderful week. Sifting through the past 7 days, I’ve decided to share with you some of the bits of gold . . . which I might also call spiritual cookies. For more information about spiritual cookies, see my first, most popular blog post.  You may […]

30 things I love about myself

I love that my body was able to reverse the peripheral neuropathy (numbness in my hands and feet) following chemotherapy. I love that I give myself choices. I love my ability to grow hair. I love my intuition. I love my emotional sensitivity. I love my imagination. I love my creativity. I love my typing […]

Everyday Beauty

Art isn’t just for the wall, and for artists at art shows. This year I am creating more art for everyday use. I sewed hand-dyed bolster covers and face cradle covers for a massage therapist. I dyed a tablecloth that is thinking about becoming a shower curtain . . . doesn’t it already look like […]

Making My Mark — or Not

I work with an art mentor about once a month. Last time I shared my pocket sketchbook with her. One of the things I treasure is her extensive vocabulary regarding art. It helps me to look more specifically and to see more deeply. She said I have a good selection process (in terms of line) […]