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To the mothers of others

Every year on this weekend in May we celebrate Mothers Day – a glorious day that I look forward to each year. The definition of Mothers Day according to wikipedia (which I value and use more then any other reference): a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and […]
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Old Man River

Old Man River, at least the Illinois River, has delivered one long wet kiss to the Peoria riverfront the past month. It has been an extremely wet summer for the state of Illinois. Our friends in California would probably be glad to trade places with us. Having lived through flood clean-up at our home in […]
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The art of being easily entertained

This morning while I was mulling over art projects to start my husband asked me if I would put the load of washed clothes in the dryer when I went downstairs. No problem. Then I saw the real reason he asked me to switch loads when I went to the basement – a dryer full […]
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Wonderful winter night on Water St.

I absolutely love Friday nights at the studio! Honestly, I am at complete peace whenever I am in my creative space, but there is something about the element of surprise – not knowing for sure who will walk through the door – that adds a bit of excitement to the evening. Last night did not […]
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Reflecting

Catch up time! Cold winter days are a good time to reflect. As I have been putting up my holiday decorations at the studio and at home I have been thinking about the many people locally who are not so fortunate this year. My niece is among many whose home was hit by the November […]
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