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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Our cells are obedient!

I am beautiful. I am safe. I am safe. I have choices in every moment. I fully reside in my body. I am joyful. I am clear. I am carefree. I belong. Last week, I spent 3 ½ days in the Art as Journey class at Grand Marais Art Colony on the north shore of […]

Breaking an old “rule”

When my daughters were young children heading out the door with friends, or I was leaving them at daycare, I often told them in a pseudo-stern voice, “Now remember . . . don’t have too much fun!” Oh, their friends thought this was hysterical. (I mentioned, didn’t I, that they were quite young?) Well, I […]

Going with the flow

In college our Ballroom Dancing instructor taught us the “Hesitation Step,” which was a sort of shuffling back and forth to keep the flow of a dance going if you forgot a step or were in a tight corner or on a crowded dance floor. It kept you moving and prevented you from getting into […]