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Here you will find stories that chronicle my business

Children of the World

This was my 2016 Christmas card, which I sent to my friends and family. The world news during the holiday season in 2016 was filled with stories of children suffering the consequences of adult politics. Those children weighed heavy on my heart, and their...

My mentor and friend—Diane Murphy

In 1970, a very shy, self conscience girl signed up for a beginning art class her sophmore year at Westside. It is still a mystery why she signed up for the class because she hadn't ever thought of herself as artistic or creative, even though she'd spent...

Dundee Presbyterian Church

Dundee Presbyterian Church celebrated their 115th Anniversary in 2016, in commemoration I was commissioned to do a piece of art representing the beautiful sanctuary. This was a unique challenge but one I was honored to do. Referencing photographs, I worked...

artVentures 2016

I was honored to be one of the Nebraska artists working with the Girl Scouts in a program called artVenture. artVenture is a unique Girl Scouts program that matches small groups of girls with professional artists in a collaborative setting. Their original...

Heritage Award for Women in the Arts

I was recently honored to receive the national Heritage Award for Women in Art, an award given by the DAR, this National Award is designed to recognize women in the community for outstanding achievement in the non-performance arts. The criteria for the...

My upcoming show at Pulp Boutique

The first time I met Erin Luong, owner of Pulp Boutique, she confessed that she is a "paper geek"! I was thrilled to hear that, and I realized I am one, as well.  When you look around her unique shop, you see evidence of that passion...

Kappa Alpha Theta Reunion October 10, 2015

It was fun to spend a weekend with a group of friends who were in the Theta house together back in the 1970's, early 80's.  Friends came from all over the country, many had not reconnected since college. We had a party Friday night, a tour of the...

What will I do without you?

Jody Kocsis came into my life at just the right time. I was just starting to navigate the world of art and needed a mentor and guide to help me steer my way through.  Jody has advised me with wisdom well beyond her years, and speaks her truth- which is refreshing and...

Fabric!

I have always loved fabric, unfortunately my son, Jeffrey, hated the fabric store.  When he was little, and being naughty, I would warn him, "if you don't shape up, we're going to the fabric store".  Thanks to Jeffrey, we spent many an hour looking at...

New Logo

When I started my business in 2011, I used an image that served as my logo until recently. I decided it was time to design a logo to better represent the style of my art. My new logo was created with cut paper and the girl on the tightrope is me on my...

For The Kids Benefit at Omaha Children’s Museum

Omaha Children's Museum had their annual fundraiser, Benefit For The Kids. This year it was held on the evening of the Kentucky Derby, so it was a perfect theme for the event. I had two prints in the auction, and it was great success...and lots of fun,...

Westside Community Schools Art Seminar

On May 8th, I was a guest artist for the Westside Schools Art Seminar. There were 50 students who submitted art for a juried seminar. I told them about my paper art and guided them in to create their own paper artwork. Here is a video that highlights some...

Artist-in-Residence at Sunset Hills

I had the honor of being an Artist-In-Residence at Sunset Hills Elementary School! I spoke to the whole school at an assembly, telling them about my journey as an artist. Then, I spent an entire day working with each class on a cut paper art project. As a...