ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: AWARENESS RIBBONS

      AWARENESS RIBBON CHARTRemember the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" ? Although the use of ribbons has been around for sometime, this1970's song inspired the wife of an Iranian hostage to use yellow ribbons tied around trees to show her support of her husband and her wish for him to return…

MADE YOU LOOK: COLUMNS & CEILINGS

      I captured these photos on a recent quick trip to Washington, DC.  There is so much to see and do in our nation's capital that we sometimes forget to see the grandeur of the buildings that house some of our most famous monuments, memorials and museums.  The columns…

HOW I ROLL: BE YOURSELF

       Be yourself...everyone else is already taken. I love this quote by Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet and playwright, because it rings true in life as well as in art. I recently tried working on a new subject in my paintings because I thought it would make them more marketable and…

MARLEY & KAYA: CRAP MY DOG CHEWED

    My dog, Kaya, is just over a year old.  Over this past year she has chewed many things.  Most of these things are mine.  She has chewed so many things that she punishes herself.  Here is a photo of her when she put herself into time out.  I appreciate that she…

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

The Toledo Museum of Art is where my love of art started.  My mom took me to art classes here as a young person every Saturday during the school year.This past week I had the opportunity to spend the day touring the museum.  It was nice to go by myself and…

GLUTEN FREE FEAST: IS THAT GLUTEN FREE? IPHONE APP

      MAKE GROCERY SHOPPING EASY!  MAKE LABEL READING A BREEZE!When I was first diagnosed with celiacs, grocery shopping took forever...trying to read product labels to see if it is gluten free and to look out for hidden gluten ingredients.  You just  can't remember everything.  To help make gluten free grocery shopping…