March 19, 2014

Photo Journal: Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Bloedel Reserve is a beautiful place for a walk even on a rainy day in the winter. The most popular time to visit is in the late spring. It's an easy ferry ride away from Seattle.

February 28, 2014


The calming pastel and muted colors from American cars, paints, appliances, dishware and formica of the 1950s. Red, yellow, orange and pink 1950s palette above and green, blue, brown and grey 1950s palette below.

February 14, 2014

North Seattle Community College Mural Competition

A colorful sun with a chalkboard black background for viewer participation is my entry for the mural competition at North Seattle Community College. My goal was to create a mural that would be colorful and cheerful (contrasting Seattle’s grayness as well as the campus’ cement buildings); and to be inspirational by highlighting famous quotes and asking the viewer two questions: "What is your dream?" and "How can we make our world better?"  

The black paint is chalkboard paint so students and faculty could write their response on the wall. 

They received entries from all over the world. It’ll be fun to see the design that won. Here’s a link to the art site that posts art competitions:

December 5, 2013

September 13, 2013

August 23, 2013

Magical Summer: Fireflies

One of the magical things about a midwest summer are all the lightning bugs sparkling up the darkening sky at dusk. I adopted a couple of the little critters who enjoyed their ride aboard a Boeing 737 back to the northwest. Before their grand release one week later, they amazed us every night with their light show.

Did you see fireflies this summer?

(Resource: Information on fireflies)