Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Installing at the Wrightwood Ashburn Chicago Public Library

My artwork will be on display for the month of March at the Wrightwood Ashburn Chicago Public Library in honor of Woman's History Month.  Yesterday I installed the work.  I will be giving an artist talk on March 11 at 6pm!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Red Pomelo

13 x 15 inches, watercolor on paper, acrylic, thread, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Blown by the Wind

12 x 10 inches, fabric, watercolor on paper, milkweed, 2013.

Milkweed is incredibly beautiful.  When it's pods dry up, they rip open to reveal their little brown seeds that have hairs on them.  The wind picks them up and blows them away to grow a new Milkweed.  

Monday, February 18, 2013


I see a lot of milkweed art in my future.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Rogers Park One Day at a Time

I have been living in Rogers Park for almost 4 years now.  In May I will be moving to Reedsburg, Wisconsin to be the Residency Manager at The Wormfarm Institute until the end of October.  Jacob will be moving to New York in May to pursue his Illustration career.  A long distance relationship will not be easy but I know we are doing the right thing.  

Lake Michigan is 4 blocks from my apartment.  It is one of the many perks of living in Rogers Park.  I have always been interested in the rocks at the lake for their many shapes and earthy colors.  Gradually, I have accumulated a large collection.  But now that I am moving, I am trying to get rid of as many things as possible.  I have made many paintings inspired by my collection.  Their colors have greatly influenced my choice of colors in my work.  I have done so much with them that I no longer need them.  It only felt right to give them back to the lake.  

The 4 year collection.  I have spent many hours sifting through the sand finding rocks that seemed different from the rest.

I have tried to make many painting to describe the beauty of their colors and shapes and none of the painting have ever seemed good enough.  Using the actual rocks instead of trying to paint them has finally become what I have been trying to do for years.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Snowy Rogers Park

I took this photo with black and white film two years ago at Lake Michigan during the 2011 blizzard.  

Last week we visited the lake again. 

Finding places where the snow hadn't been touched.