Friday, December 25, 2015


I am finally here in Tucson for Christmas vacation! Yesterday was a long grueling day of flight delays and schlepping through airports. Traveling on Christmas Eve is a tough one since no one wants to be working and everyone just wants to be home with their families. I get it but jeeze.....I am still recovering from the stress! Everything hurts today!

My house was a sight for sore eyes. Although as soon as we walked in the door a giant spider was here to greet us! When I left this summer these cactus plants were much smaller. My upstairs neighbor is looking out for it by bringing it off the porch so it can get rained on. What a nice thing to do! People out here are so nice!

Today we are off to a friends for a Christmas day BBQ which will be lovely! I look forward to each and every day out here.

Happy holiday  to everyone and Happy New Year as well!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


I have mentioned before that I have been taking many online courses to keep me engaged with my art and with some new forms of it. It helps with the stress which is still ongoing.

There are some good classes out there and I am always looking at Carla Sonheim's web site to see what new classes she is offering. I really like her classes a lot. She has some really interesting people teaching them (as well as herself). I recently discovered the classes of Lynn Whipple on there. I took one called the Joy of Collage and another called WordPlay. This is a collage utilizing what I learned in each class.

I have to tell you that I am really, really starting to miss my studio. Collage work is so messy! It is hard to do it on a tiny desk, in a tiny bedroom, in a tiny apartment.

But I must go on. I can't let it stop me from working.

15 days until school vacation and Tucson.