Stillwater Gelli Wells Run Deep

One of the biggest things I’ve learned about teaching is that it is usually as much of a learning experience for ME as it is for my students.  I suppose that’s not a new idea – but it’s something I never really thought about until I started to teach.  As a student, I always assume the teacher knows everything about the subject they’re teaching….

Lucky Me and Lucky Star

“I’m thinking that all it takes to make fantasy become a reality are two words: yes, please.” ~Maya Stein I think the words “yes, please” sort of sum up the whole experience of Lucky Star for me.  It all started with a little email from my sweet squammie friend, Mary.  “Wanna go to this art camp in Texas with me?” and I said “yes,…

A Delicate Balance

Every time I go to this place in the Arizona Desert, I bring home some esoteric new gift to add to my lifestyle toolkit – this trip, it was the idea of balance. I’ve long been interested in the idea of balancing body, mind and spirit, but I never really thought about it in concrete terms – it was more of a hazy idea;…

Rave

It isn’t often in our mortal lives that we get a chance to hear what people really think about us, to be lifted above the day-to-day, greeting card words that some of us (namely, me) question in the brutal light of day.  It seems there is a tradition in Rugby of honoring someone special with a “Rave” – my daughter-in-law described it this way……

Photo Makeover!

I’m a bit of a worrier – okay, more than a bit.  I worry over things that have happened, things that might happen, things I need to MAKE happen… but, one less thing I have to worry about now is a nice backdrop for my shop and gallery photos. Over the course of the last year, I’ve studied a lot of different perspectives on…