The idea for this piece came from my South Africa sketch book, and began as a group of Maasai hunters, and when I added earrings to the figures, the Wise Women appeared, much to my delight.

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The palette of colorful leaves is right there to give me so much inspiration to paint! Fall is beautiful here in Michigan. We call it “Colorama”. I love driving around and expounding on the beauty of the trees and vistas.

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Escape, meditate and release the tensions of your day into the fibers of Striped Elegance. Remember the crispness of White Birch trees silhouetted against the water and sky. Remember the calming times of past visits to the water’s edge. Remember the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and the Birch tree’s leaves rustling…

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Our gentle spirits are made to soar. Follow the lead of a dragonfly by scattering brilliance, living in the moment, and zooming in on opportunities. These fiber dragonflies were created by merging various recycled papers with up-cycled fabrics. 8 x 10″ artwork in 11 x 14″ white matte. No frame.

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Midnight Black dyed pine needles coil around the silver metal base. Metallic silver thread provides shimmer attaching the clear and charcoal beads.

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The gourd from the garden forms the vessel for the coiled pine needles. The turquoise stitching, beads and accent feathers create contrast to the deep brown gourd and needles.

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Wood carved floral base sets the tone for this deep coffee-colored pine needle basket. Wrapped coils and beads add accent to off-white stitching.

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This image is based on a photograph I took of a very calm evening with soft, almost creamy light. And, quite unexpectedly, in this reflective moment, a loon quietly surfaced and looked back, almost as if he were looking back on the day. After a moment, he dove out of sight, as quietly as he…

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I wanted to capture the alert expression of this mother bear, who had three tiny cubs up a tree behind her. She showed such composure and wisdom in gently reminding us that we needed to stay a certain distance from her, but that she was confident in her ability to protect her cubs that she…

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This beautifully shaped gourd was dried and lightly tinted with alcohol ink. It was cut open using a Dremel Tool with a diamond cutting bit. The leaves were cut from gourd pieces and applied to the front of the gourd.

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