Tangle of Lace

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

Even a cluttered pile of lace looks beautiful in a sewing basket, and so it is with weedy Queen Anne’s Lace, beautiful in a tangle.

Master and Apprentice

11″x9″ pastel on sanded paper

Watching through the windows at all the levels of classical ballet at my daughter’s studio delights me. Images at the bar are easiest to capture because they do the same things over and over again.

Summer Sail

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Whatever port you want to reach this summer, remember, you won’t get there by drifting or staying tied to an anchor.

Field of Summer

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” -John Mayer

Last day of school is when summer starts in my book! Today is the beginning…

Shotgun Storm

10″ x 8″ pastel on sanded paper

Beautiful thunder clouds across West Texas. I captured them from my shotgun studio.

Time is a funny thing. People have a way of discounting big blocks of time as unavailable. Much of my art is made in these blocks. I take full advantage of waiting time: waiting for appointments, planes, soccer teams to warm up before the game, and ballet classes to finish. Travel time is also a great time to create art, if you have a wonderful spouse (like I do) who not only prefers to drive, but also operates a motor coach as if it were on rails.

After the fires last week, I was so happy to drive through these clouds.