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Join us September 20th at Village Needleworks!

On Thursday I paid a visit to Village Needleworks for the unveiling of the hand-painted canvas of my Nebraska design. Janet Eskridge is the Lincoln artist who reproduced the design and did an incredible job capturing all the details and colors! I will be joining...

Happy One Year Anniversary to Jeff & Sarah

In honor of my son's one year wedding anniversary, I wanted to share some of the pieces I created for their wedding events. The first piece I am going to share is the Save The Date card I created for Jeff and Sarah. He proposed on a glacier in Alaska, so that is what...

Biltmore Process & Trip

I am so excited to be working with the Biltmore Estates and creating the Biltmore Estates out of paper. The original will be framed and on display at the estate for Christmas. I am so honored to be asked to do this and want to share my process with you along the way....

Mater for Duchesne Academy

I did a commission piece of Mater for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha. I love how it turned out & it is such an honor to have my art hanging in their school. Please check out this video, it shares my thoughts and process in creating this piece. [video...

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 everywhere. Erin...

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 house on...

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...