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 […]

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 […]

Joy Rushes In

This week I dropped off art quilts for my show, Joy Rushes In, at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing – Unity Hospital. This is located at 480 Osborne Rd NE, Ste 200, Fridley Medical Center, Fridley, MN 55432. The exhibit may be viewed from October 1 to December 29, Monday through Friday, […]

Radical Self-Love

“Women! Love your bodies. Love every part. Every curve, every fold, every line, every so-called blemish is a part of what makes you uniquely you and uniquely beautiful. Women glow, shine, radiate beauty whatever our shape or size. Love it all!” This quote is printed here with permission of artist Christina You.  Her words stopped […]

A Bigger Picture

Thank you to all who commented on last week’s post. I would have liked to reply to all of your rich and generous comments. But I am letting go of some of my tasks, even those I like, as I rebuild and manage my energy. One woman suggested I might want to be more discerning next […]

Clearly, Successful!

I went to see a healer recently, and I am still recovering. She had comments about how I could improve on everything. With catch-22’s. For example, if I said I was weeding and biking rather than going to the gym the past few weeks, she said the gym would be better. If I said I […]

See Me Radiantly Healthy

In the last 3 weeks, 3 new cancer diagnoses popped up in our circle. One newly diagnosed person asked me about my experiences coping with cancer. I am still distilling my experiences, and it is helpful to reflect on what was and is helpful, to me and possibly to others.It was helpful to be told […]


Green Crops Feed Us All Growing Rainbow Blessing Now Love Joy Beauty Here   Shortly after my breast cancer diagnosis last May, I wrote healing statements for myself: I choose life. I am clear about my next steps to support myself in living a radiantly healthy, happy, long, productive life. Repeatedly, I set my intention to […]

Aliens Watching TV

Hey, I love the haiku you are sharing, thank you! As a part of me is creating art by following my intuition, another part of me is sitting back and watching with a smirk on her face. A fairly kind and gentle smirk. As the shapes in the painting above (or to the left, depending […]