Category Archives: Art

Etsy Shop Re-opened!

It has taken me 6 months, but I can finally announce that my new, Dutch-based Etsy shop is now officially opened! There was all sorts of snafu with changing to a foreign bank account using my old shop based in … Continue reading

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I’ve been feeling fragile for awhile now. A month or so.  I keep so busy navigating the needs and worries of my high-sensitive kids that I sometimes forget to attend to my own sensitivities. They came by it honestly, after … Continue reading

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Valentines 2017

As you know, if you’ve read my blog awhile, homemade cards and a special breakfast are the extent of our Valentine tradition.  I’ve enjoyed thinking along the lines of different themes each year, and this year I chose electricity.  It was … Continue reading

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I always love looking at my palette next to my finished art; the chaos behind the creation. So much of the painting is in there, in the colors. I feel like the palette of my days is finally, finally, starting to … Continue reading

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Texel Dunes

colored pencil sketch  I’ve got the Texel Dunes on my mind.  Texel is an Island off the Northwest coast of the Netherlands; the first and biggest in a row.  We spent a lot of time there, camping, swimming, riding bikes, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day is all about the cards for me… always has been. My mom made sure we always had all the supplies on hand to make our school valentines, and I remember the fun of cutting up paper doilies and … Continue reading

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Painting Together

This has been happening for 10 years now, and it is one of my favorite things:  often when I sit down to paint and my kids are home one or two of them will want to join in.Also, Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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