I packed up my things, hauled them to storage and hit the road!

Have you ever dreamed of doing that?

It was the summer of 2016, when I headed west. No longer did I have my art table easily accessible. I had totally disrupted my regular art making rhythm. I was driving in a car loaded down with a tent and a computer, both of which broke within a week of getting on the road.

But I had my phone! Everyday I was somewhere I’d never been before. I took pictures. Lots of pictures. I found fun apps. I turned my phone into my art table. I mixed media, noticing what was emerging, realizing afresh that how I make art is a journey in and of itself.

One of my photos I created during that time, ‘Discovery of Forgotten Sky’, was selected in the exhibition, The Face, at the Darkroom Gallery by juror Catherine Just. Such an honor. This image is a note to myself to live free!

Many of us crave freedom. You can find some in disrupting your normal routines. There is something about unhinging habits that frees us up. It’s challenging too, getting familiar with the unfamiliar. I encourage all you creatives out there, you seekers and lovers of life, to disrupt your normal. See what happens when you do.

I’m betting you’ll find magic.

Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.


Wendell Berry

When a woman conceives her true self

When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again. ― Marianne Williamson

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