Thank You, Chaffee Art Center!

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After a restful summer, fall is kicking off with a bang! Here in my small town of Rutland, Vermont, we are fortunate enough to have a wonderful local treasure in the Chaffee Art Center.  Located in a gorgeous circa 1895 Victorian mansion, the art center is committed to supporting the … Read More

Summertime Blues

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Right now in Vermont, we’re having a Heatwave.  95 degrees and humid.  It’s heaven for a gal who loves the beach.  Except… We have NO BEACHES in Vermont.  Yup.  Landlocked. Sure, we have lakes.  But they’re different.  A LOT different.  I have no idea how a chic who loves the … Read More

…And the FUN Begins!

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WOW!  It’s been a little while since I’ve posted.  It’s been a busy time, getting ready for the Holiday Shows!  Here are some pics from the first round: It’s the first time I’ve included my large, fine art pieces in the shows.  Usually, I just sell them on Etsy.  But … Read More

I LOVE meeting new friends

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Hi Everyone! I am SO EXCITED the Holiday Season is upon us.  I love the Holidays.  The feeling of sharing and giving permeates every community here in Vermont at this time, no matter what Holiday — or Holidays — one celebrates. But, it also is the time when Arts and … Read More

Christmas?!? It’s not even Halloween!!

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For folks like me, thinking about Christmas and Holiday Time starts EARLY.  In order to have my Holiday Gifts, Ornaments, and Stationery ready to sell, I need to be thinking about December in June… and painting things like this when it’s not even Halloween: I LOVE making ornaments!  But I … Read More

Sweet Little Birds

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I’ve been getting ready for this year’s fall and holiday craft shows.  A best-seller for me is my miniature paintings, recreated as ornaments for a holiday tree, but many may be displayed all year long, such as these birds: I’m not sure why, but birds are always very popular subjects.  … Read More

“Oceanside”? What’s That???

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Vermont is beautiful.  BUT… there’s no ocean. I grew up in Connecticut.  Then I lived in Boston.  Plenty of ocean nearby.  East Coast ocean is a LOT different (colder, rockier, et cetera) from West Coast ocean, but the beaches have their own charm.  And for me, there’s nothing like swimming … Read More

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