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Here I Come Again…with a new website!

I have been creating and selling my artwork since I was in my 20’s, and I now enter my 78th year. I fell into the art doll market, by chance, when it was just coming on the scene and when the internet was just becoming part of our lives. There wasn’t anything like social media or Instagram. And now here I am, still creating, 50+ years later. I have discovered that the learning curve gets steeper as one ages. That’s a challenge and a gift. The challenge is that there …

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Hawaii Art Studio

In our 50+ year marriage, we have lived in many different types of houses, from tiny homes to a larger compound property. It’s been great fun. I have been fortunate to claim a studio space wherever we have found ourselves. In one house it was nothing more than an alcove and in another, I could claim a huge barn. One was not really better than the other, as long as I could place my treasures around me. I recommend that everyone carve out a corner that is their own space….size …

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Kawela Bay

We’ve been in Kawela since mid August and it’s now time to head back to the mainland. We sometimes vacation rent our home here and then I have to make sure all closets and drawers and personal stuff are locked away. But this time we will only be gone a bit over a month, to spend Thanksgiving with our family….so the packing up isn’t so much. While it’s aways a bit heart tugging to leave this beautiful island, I am happy to go back to Northern California where the leaves …

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Tout Droit!

Never did I imagine that I would be able to travel to France. I am not a natural traveler and it seemed way too big a dream to me. But back in 2008 a dear friend asked me to join her for an art course, offered in the South of France, and I jumped at the chance. She spoke some French, which I did not, and she said that she would drive, so all I needed to do was to sit in the passenger seat and soak it all in. …