Saturday, December 31, 2011

Week Three..What and Where is this! Kaleidoscopes based on nature photographs

8" by 8"

Palm and Pier Kaleidoscope
available for sale for $50 framed plus postage

Original Picture which I call Palm and Pier at Perdido Key, FL
Coming soon will be a series based from pictures of the Grand Canyon as Michael Chesley Johnson and I had a wonderful day trip there yesterday to celebrate the coming of the new year.  I have one or two more beach kaleidoscopes to share with you first, however.
 Happy New Year to ALL and let's hope it is even better than the last year...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Week Two...What and Where is this!

I am now in a Gallery in Sedona known as Sedona Treasures:  Here is a link to an article about the Gallery:

This week's mystery image is also from my recent trip to the Gulf of Mexico.  

The original picture is here:  It's pretty obvious isn't it! 
Photo was taken at Perdido Key, near Pensacola.  It was cold and the only people on the beach were my mother, me and a few birds!

Available for purchase, framed, 8" by 8" $50.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Week One...What and Where is this!

"Star Root", 8x8 - $50 framed
This is the beginning of my series of kaleidoscopes created from photos of nature during my travels.  The hint here is that I just came back from the Gulf Coast!

original photograph

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time for a new Image

I am going to begin a series based on recent photographs I have taken.   They will be mystery photographs since you will have to guess what the original image was.  This first one is not a mystery since it is titled: "Sunset in Carmel".  In the future, I will show you the original photo and the resulting kaleidoscope.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Countries, One Bay Studio Art Tour

There has not been very much publicity about our annual studio tour, so I will try to do my share. Join us for the 5th annual Two Countries, One Bay Art Studio Tour. The two countries are Canada and the United States, and the Bay is Passamaquoddy Bay which is part of the larger Bay of Fundy.  Over 40 artists are participating this year including myself.  Michael Chesley Johnson will be participating in spirit from the Grand Canyon and of course with his artwork.  To read about his adventures at the Grand Canyon event, see:

We will have roomfuls of paintings at for your perusal, plus my kaleidoscopic work and some sea glass crafts.

   Some information from the website was copied below.

During this free, self-guided tour you’ll meet world-class artists where they work—in their studios. This setting provides a unique opportunity to watch demonstrations or try your hand at techniques, inquire about the artist’s creative process, or experience art in an informal setting—with the chance to talk with the artists directly. Organized by the Tides Institute and Museum of Art / CulturePass (Eastport, ME), with assistance from Kingsbrae Garden (St. Andrews, NB), and Roosevelt Campobello International Park (Campobello, NB).Funded in part by participating artists and sponsors, with additional support from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Offering a wide range of media, from painting to printmaking, textiles to stained glass, from contemporary sculpture and jewelry, to traditional crafts, you'll find the unique and unusual — an art adventure not to be missed! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why am I drawn to kaleidoscopic designs?

well....let me count the ways....

1.  I love symmetry in nature;

2.  I love the interplay of intricate detail and the broad symmetrical outline of the shapes in a kaleidoscope;

3.  I love that luminosity seems spring forth from kaleidoscopes naturally;

4.  I love that the design of kaleidoscopes are infinite in number and endlessly changing so they are addictive to create 
      in a positive way;

5.  I love that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  I can take a simple photo and zero in on a small section and       
      the design is automatically greater in interest than the slice of photo that I started with; AND

6. I love the visual unity of colors and patterns created.

This started as a simple photograph of Mulholland Light on Campobello Island taken from Lubec on a foggy morning.  The luminosity seems to emanate from within.

This was a simple photograph of a flower repeated 20 times

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I am researching cameras these days trying to find the perfect little camera I can always have with me so I can shoot when the inspiration hits.  Right now I share a camera with my artist husband and he, inevitably, has it with him when I see the perfect subject.  If anyone has any suggestions for ultracompacts which also take very good photos, please email me!

Meanwhile, here are a few more images to brighten up your day.  I am printing them on photo paper as well as fabric these days and will have a variety of them framed for sale at the studio tour next weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2012 Calendar Available Now

To purchase my calendar "Moving Towards the Future", please visit:

They are having a 31 percent off sale until August 21st by using code EARLYBIRDS.

If you purchase my 2012 calendar, please let me know how you respond to the images.  Thanks.

Friday, July 15, 2011

a few more images in my study of the geometry of nature

Some interesting kaledoscopic images I have created.  Isn't geometry wonderful!

West Quoddy Spruce

Mulholland Lighthouse in Fog

Last Gasp of Summer

a garden with lines