Black Friday Art Promotion

Here we are, almost mid-November and approaching the holiday season again. Art is such a great gift any time but during a time of potential stress and craziness, giving the gift of art and its beauty is soothing and long lasting.  This year I am happy to offer a Limited Edition of mini resin pieces. Not […]

In the Still of the Knight

Raw from the Road, April 16, 2018 In the Still of the Knight I’m kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. Yoko Ono   You know the saying “she’s like a bull in a china shop?” Well, picture a bull in a china shop wearing a hat […]

Trust in my HeART

Raw from the Road, June 7, 2016 Trust in my HeART AFOOT and light-hearted I take to the open road! Healthy, free, the world before me! The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose! Walt Whitman (Poem of the Road)   Trev Pelzer, trusted friend, avid motorcyclist. I’ve been writing about things that give […]

Freedom, It’s the Only Word.

Raw from the Road, May 24, 2016 Freedom… It’s the Only word. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence:
 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost When I was 12 years old […]

I Quit My Day Job

Raw From The Road, May 17, 2016   I Quit My Day Job After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren   …selling […]

Beauty, Being and Wisdom

Raw from the Road, May 4, 2016 Beauty, Being and Wisdom Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan   Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Aunts, Mentors, Friends… women who give of themselves and make great differences to our lives…  We celebrate them all the time, and “Mother’s Day” reminds […]

Raw From The Road, Robbie Kaye, Change

  Raw From The Road, March, 22, 2016 Happy Spring Solstice! If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” Jose Saramago Dear Fellow Art and Life Enthusiast, It’s time for change, specifically when it comes to my communications here, where you used to receive letters with news and happenings from […]

Master of Distraction

The longer I live the more I experience how connected we all are energetically. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on focusing on one thing at a time since I’ve come to the conclusion that doing a lot of things at the same time doesn’t get me very far. The more I express this to my friends […]

Beauty and Wisdom Interview with Robbie

A couple of years ago I had the honor of being interviewed by Jean Noel Bassior on her TV web show, Talk Live in L.A.  I worked with Jean Noel in 2010, when I first started writing the Beauty and Wisdom book. She was my book mentor.  I didn’t know a thing about writing a […]

Focusing, the art of humor and Amy Schumer.

Last week was a very productive week for me.  I am starting a new business and monitoring some other projects, but mostly focusing on this one new biz.  I have been studying the work of Brendon Burchard and it has changed my life exponentially. I watch his videos, take his online courses and in February I […]

Escort Service

I lived on the East Coast for all my life until I was 34 and moved to the Pacific Northwest.  My story usually goes like this, “my former husband sent out 1 resume for a new job and was hired. The job was in Portland, OR.  Before that, I thought I’d never live anywhere on […]

I ran out of the hot tub!

I am nursing a sore shoulder so I went into the hot tub this morning to loosen it up a bit and when I looked south in the sky I could see the pink peeking through the trees.  I just knew it was going to be “a good one” as if no other sunrises have […]

Created by Insomnia… Fun!

I couldn’t fall asleep and created this little photo montage with iMovie on my phone in bed.  It is a compilation of my photography and the text is based on a song I wrote and recorded called, “The Summer Has To Go.”  (available on iTunes and CD Baby) … sorry about the plug, but I […]

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. —Althea Gibson

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. —Althea Gibson   Collaboration…reminds me of my days as a musician and the unmitigated joy I felt creating music with other musicians. And now, I get to collaborate with the most amazing people, people in my environment, , people across the country, people all over the […]

Ladies of the Valley – First Trailer – Dream!

It is one of my dreams to share the inspiration of others through my work, my photography and this is just the beginning.  The first trailer to the Ladies of the Valley documentary is here!     By first, I mean that I intend to create more than 1 trailer as there are 22 women interviewed to […]

Promotion is a Beautiful Thing

As a musician and artist, I have always had to promote myself. I never had an agent or any significant representation, it was always just me, marketing me, promoting me.  I took myself pretty far, not as far as I would have liked, but for someone who had no training in marketing or promotion, I did pretty […]

Anything But a Fool, Meet Margy Dunkley Houtz

    Margy’s blog A FOOL FOR FABRIC is a must read and follow! To say it was a privilege photographing Margy Houtz is an understatement.  To be in her presence alone, was a privilege, truly. She not only sews her own clothing, writes a fantastic blog on fashion and style, takes her own photographs, […]

A Day at the Orchard

Sometimes I need some solitude.  It’s a well known myth, amongst my friends and family anyway, that I am an extrovert.  I am not.  I am … a closet recluse!  Seriously, I definitely am learning more and more about myself and my need for solitude.  It’s really not because I’m antisocial as I like to […]

Tomorrow’s Giveaway on Instagram is ‘Bow Legs’!

Bow Legs was taken in New Orleans, Louisiana, while I was on my Beauty and Wisdom road trip. As I traveled around the country taking photographs of women over 70 years old at their beauty parlor appointments, I had the pleasure of walking around and exploring the different places.  My stepdaughter Ruby, who was 22 […]