Moving forward after loss…

2016 was a hard year for me and my family. It marked the end of my dad's Alzheimer's Journey when he passed away on August 2, 2016.  With a few months of distance it's interesting to reflect on the past year and the things I've learned.  If I had to draw it, it would...
I’m the mom of a GRADUATE!

I’m the mom of a GRADUATE!

My son graduated from Boston University on May 13, 2016. So proud of him! This boy and I, we've had an amazing ride for the past 22+ years! Great weekend celebrating him. I did really well in the tear department! But I'm sure when he leaves Portland in June it will be...
Why I won’t be at SURTEX this year…

Why I won’t be at SURTEX this year…

My son is much of the reason I dared to dream of a career in art licensing… when I began in 2004, I was recently divorced & wanted to work from home for him. He’s been my art critic, my biggest supporter and by my side through this journey. It’s hard to...

My Word for 2016: Allow

Every year I pick a word to represent the year ahead… last year I got a “cease & desist” from an attorney for my word – it was THAT powerful!  (Sorry – won't tell you – don't want that to pop up in my life again!) This year...

My musical son

Warning: Proud Mother bragging a little to follow. My son and I had a very creative house… it was just the two of us from the time he was in 4th grade through his high school graduation in 2012. His dad and I had divorced and we lived on opposite coasts for...

Interview on Fifty Jewels

I was interviewed by a friend, fellow artist and now blogger extraordinaire, Kimberly Montgomery. I shared my journey with her on a recent Coffee Talk post so if you want to hop on over and learn more about where I started, where I've been and where I'm heading, click...

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