A Touch of Cancer - Part 2

  Well, I am well past Day 1 of the treatment.  In fact, I’m half way through the chemo and the radiation.  I get the last round of chemo next week – just in time for Thanksgiving – so I won’t be having the usual turkey dinner.  I could, but I sure wouldn’t be able to taste it.  God, how I miss my taste buds.  I didn’t realize how much they meant to [...]

A Touch of Cancer - Part 1

I have been dreading the onset of chemo and radiation therapy.  I imagined the worst scenarios - my imagination tends to take me to some very dark places sometimes.  I am not afraid; I know the cancer can be cured, but I don’t cope well with not being in control.  I cannot fix this "touch of cancer" myself and I must rely on the doctors and technology to get[...]

What's Hangin' in October 2018

"Snowstorm" and "Oval Beach" are on exhibit at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City, 322 Sixth Street, through October 27. "Catch of the Day" is on display at the 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition @ the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster, Muskegon from August 30 to November 7. "Barely There" is on display at the 57th Annual Greater Michigan[...]

What's Hangin' - May/June 2018

  32nd Annual Photo Contest by The Photo Arts Club of Toledo, April 6 to June 2 2018 @ The National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central Ave, Berkey, OH 43504 2018 Members Biennial Exhibition, May 19 to June 16 2018 @Paint Creek Center for the Arts – 407 Pine Street, Rochester, MI 48307 Under Exhibition, May 23 to [...]

Spring Artist Market at Matthei Botanical Gardens

Local artists and craftspeople (including me) offer their unique items for sale. Includes ceramics, jewelry, textiles, photography, drawings and illustrations, and more. A great opportunity to discover the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for Mom or for yourself! (No member hour or discount on merchandise.)  Kid friendly and beautiful surroundings. I'll ha[...]

Exposures: Photography '18

The Exposures: Photography '18 show at Lawrence Street Gallery has a reception on Sunday, April 15.  If you're in the area, stop in and see it.  If you're not in the area and the weather isn't too awful, come by and sai hi.  My encaustic photo is in the show.  Particulars are below.  Click on the images for a full size view.

Photography Show at the Studio West Art Gallery in Brighton

Studio West Art Gallery in Brighton has a Photography Show running through April 28. I am honored to have my work in this show along with other talented photographers Debbie Cecil Hosier, Jon Nelson, Richard Lim, Sue Balk, Diane Wilks, Michael Sanchirico and James Rinkus. The Gallery is located in downtown Brighton, 111 S. West Street and is open 1-6 on Tues[...]

What's Hangin'?

            Here's where you can find my work for the next couple of months: Photos at Avanti Salon, 2040 Green Road, Ann Arbor June 5 until August 7 Detroit Artist Market Gift Shop Anton Art Center Gift Shop Lawrence Street Gallery Studio West Gallery Michigan Fine Arts Competition, [...]

Insects/Nature

I always find it difficult to call beautiful butterflies like these insects.  Somehow the name just doesn't fit them.  But insects they are.  They are in the order Lepidoptera and according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, there are "more than 155,000 species of butterflies, moths, and skippers."  Butterflies are familiar to us because they fly during[...]

Tell Me Why

This one will take a bit of explaining. It's a composite of several photos/backgrounds that I took or created in PhotoShop for an entry into a show called How Many More that addressed the topic of gun violence in America. The show was in March at the Lawrence Street Gallery.  It was a hot topic, and we got a huge crowd in for opening night.  On June 2, which[...]