Mini Me, in a way

Dollhouse art studios seldom come to be the same way real sized ones do-Mini Me had a work table long before I did, and she does have much more space, proportionally. When she wanted an easel she didn’t have to save up and order it from the Dick Blick catalog, she just asked and I […]

I Heart…

This photo is a bit of a re-run from my Flickr Valentine’s Day, but its significance extends way beyond that one February 14th. When something terrible happens, nothing takes it away, but, I have found, the world does open itself up to you. The people who surround me, nearby and far away, some of them […]


There’s so much Alice in Wonderland out there now, thanks to Tim Burton, with all those shifts in scale. I’ve always turned to small, to things that could be knocked over with one exhalation, or shot across the room through an accidental twitch of a finger. There’s a general belief out there that miniaturists are […]

Florida Fridays

Since I work from home, and always have, the weekends are about rediscovering that I actually exist as a living creature on planet Earth, specifically in the state of Florida. It’s a place, I think, that people come to with their own expectations, a chance to make over into their own version of an ideal […]

Things I love

I would love, every so often, to talk a bit about things around here that I love. I finally managed to work out some table space in my studio where everything I needed could be within reach, and you can’t imagine how fantastic that is after working on the floor for five straight years. The […]


I often think I make art to stop time. I used to make it to say here I am, and of course, that still has something to do with it. But now it’s more about grabbing hold of what I’m thinking in the here and now, and making it stop, hold still, so I can […]

Dream studio, (literally)

I guess I had dream houses built in my head when I was a kid, but they were never as vivid to me as the fantasy studio. My father was an art director and worked with all kinds of artists, and each came with their own particular work places. The one I remember best belonged […]


I’ve waited a long time to start a blog. By now, the world doesn’t need another one, but I’m trying it out anyway. I wasn’t hesitant to add my voice to the millions of others out there, I just couldn’t decide which of the things I love to write about. Do I concentrate on my […]