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Ghosts

Remembering Christmas trees past

“Ghosts” is a rather melancholy name for a colored pencil piece that truly evokes more joy in my heart than sorrow. These Christmas ornaments all hung on our trees since before I was born and their fragile glass shells are whisper thin.  I remember huge real trees spreading their branches in our small living room – […]

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PiecesOfUs

Drawing Outside the Art Box

This colored pencil drawing, “Pieces of Us” came from a printing accident – I had opened the door of my dining hutch, looking for things to use for a new still life. I liked the way the crystal and glassware receeded into the mirrored back of the hutch and took a quick snapshot. When I went […]

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MyFathersLight

The Power of Love in Art

When I began to create my still life I sent the first photo of the finished piece to my parents. My mom thought it was a “nice photo” and my dad explained, “no, Doris, it’s a photo of a drawing.” He carried the photos I sent them around in a little booklet and would show them […]

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cherries

Cherries from JFK school demo!

At the end of January I spent 2 delightful mornings chatting about art with the 5th grade students at John F. Kennedy school in Windsor, CT. I showed them some of my illustrations and fine art then did a quick demonstration on blocking in color using pastel chalks on a flip chart. These work best […]

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