Professor emeritus. Dog mommy. Auntie who gives the good presents. Congenital cynic, yet incurable optimist. Maker of magic, singer of songs, teller of tales. Interests include: classical and folk music (viola, guitar, mezzo-soprano), gardening, folk and fairy tales, jewelrymaking, linguistics, and psychology. Not cured, exactly, but I am proof that there is life beyond PTSD.

Visit my website for my portrait photography and blog.. And check out my Facebook page too. (Remember to LIKE it.)

TA-DA! My first book has just been listed on Amazon. The “Look Inside” feature is very limited, but you can just look over here to the right, in the collection “But I Know What I Like” to see the work that is included in it.

Featured Member of:
Volcanoes, Earths Geology & Atmosphere since 2011/01/18

Features and Challenges Click on the picture for a direct link to the artwork. These have all been featured and/or won top ten placement in challenges.

  • Joined: March 2010


Home Page Feature -- OMG!

Here it is—my little fishy creature swimming on the home page. I can hardly believe it! I drew him initially for Drawing Day 2010; this year I colored him in, and look what happens!
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Tonight as I added another title to my list of featured artworks, I decided to count them up. What do you think? The one I had just added was number 100! / It’s always so exciting to have my work chosen for the honor of a feature. You might think that by the hundredth time, it would lose a little of its shine, but no—it’s just as bright and sparkly an event as it was the very…
Posted over 7 years – 8 comments

Homepage Suggestion: Tugs & Towboats

Tugs & Towboats / My Dad used to own and operate a towing and dredging company, with boats running all up and down the navigable parts of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. No surprise, then, that I chose this topic. / / / And two gorgeous alternates:
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The Twilight Zone of Stock Photography

For the last eighteen months or so, I’ve been submitting images to stock photo sites. About half of them are accepted; some have even sold, and my sales are increasing steadily. Not that I’m going to be rich anytime soon, you understand. I’ve earned enough in a year and a half to pay for one month’s Internet service…. / So I’m making a real effort to underst…
Posted over 7 years – 5 comments
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