Making Stuff

Artists’ Statement

Artists’ Statement

About My Drawings Primarily self-taught as an artist, my drawings reflect my evolving interests and ideas – from the influence of broad disciplines like architecture and design, to specific historical periods like the Bauhaus and Art Deco movements. I also find inspiration in the everyday […]

My First Snow Sculpture

My First Snow Sculpture

I had a list of things I was hoping to accomplish today, but then Mother Nature dumped an entire art supply store in my backyard. Use it or lose it.

Final Art Project of 2017

Final Art Project of 2017

  Eleven days off work gave me lots of time to do fun things. Honestly, I spent most of it in kitchen and you can see that in the patterns that developed here. It was all entirely unintentional. I draw the large shapes first and […]

Holiday Cards 2017

Holiday Cards 2017

I usually start designing my holiday cards late summer/early fall. I’ve been preoccupied with other activities and decided to skip it this year. One of my preoccupations has been learning linocut. Then I thought, maybe I can meld the two. I designed the snowflake below […]

The view from my kitchen window

The view from my kitchen window

  I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The view out the window above the sink is over my neighbor’s backyard, across the side street, and into the parklike property of the medical center. I love the strong lines and balance created by […]

Ice bowls (frozen votives) that look like glass

Ice bowls (frozen votives) that look like glass

2017   2015 2014 At one time PInterest and Facebook were flooded with images and videos of bowling ball size ice balls. Fantastic patterns radiated from the center, and the colors were beautiful. The ice balls were made by filling water balloons, adding to each […]

Metro-North: Grand Central to Poughkeepsie

Metro-North: Grand Central to Poughkeepsie

Traveling by train from New York City to the Hudson Valley The pictures in this slideshow were taken Sunday, January 8, 2017 between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Metro-North’s Hudson Line. Snow had fallen the previous day so the branches, buildings, and bridges were covered in a […]

Handmade Holiday Cards

Handmade Holiday Cards

I start thinking about my holiday card around mid-summer. There are three stages to my process: design, engineering, production. By September I’m usually already experimenting with paper and other materials. (If I don’t have a final design by early October I’m in trouble.) Once I […]

I Know An Old Lady

I Know An Old Lady

I recently entered this drawing in a local juried art show. Sadly, it wasn’t accepted, but it was fun to create none-the-less. The drawing is based on the cumulative children’s song There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, also known as I Know an Old Lady […]

Map Study

Map Study

Like many people, I’ve always loved looking at maps. The idea of taking invisible elements like property lines and borders and having them appear defined both confuses and amuses me. I started my map study with the two places closest to my heart, Chatham and Highland, NY. Above – map […]

Holiday Card Idea

Holiday Card Idea

Having waited too long to start creating a handmade holiday card for this year, I think I might draw something and then have it printed on note cards. This is my first attempt, as well as my final design.

Kitchen Crop Sprouter

Kitchen Crop Sprouter

Grow bean sprouts indoors year round There is nothing like growing your own food and growing your own sprouts is simple. All you need is a sprouter and a tiny bit of counter space. Sprouts give crunch and spice to sandwiches and salads, and they add a little […]

Hang On, Little Tomato

Hang On, Little Tomato

  One of the things I enjoy most about my vegetable garden is photographing the harvest. Cutting open this Early Girl tomato inspired me to sketch it out.

For The Bride and Groom

For The Bride and Groom

I’ve often thought about incorporating text into my designs, but it is only recently that this has begun to take shape. This piece, 9″x12″, was commissioned as an engagement gift for a lovely couple that I know well. The central feature is the engagement ring.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

  In early fall, 2012, the Columbia County Council on the Arts announced a juried show called Poets and Painters. Artists were asked to enter work that was inspired by poetry. The piece I submitted was inspired by an excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Third […]


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