Professor emeritus. Dog mommy. Auntie who gives the good presents. 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 links to other sites where some of my work is available on mugs, puzzles, and other products, and also as stock photos.. 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!
Posted almost 7 years – 6 comments


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 almost 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:
Posted almost 7 years – Leave a comment

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 about 7 years – 5 comments
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